musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with a 1 finger creamy head with heavy lacing. Roasted malt with a hint of rye. Spicy with maybe a little cinnamon. Bitter up front, then finishes slightly sweet with notes of squash. . Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. I like this.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. Brownish pour at perennial brewery. Deliciousness complex.
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownn. Very flavorful. Maple but not sweet. Some wintery spices. Nutty. Nice fall/winter.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle presumably shared by Ryan. Fantastic. Easy on the palate. One the best pumpkin beers Iíve had. World Class.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy red-rust colored pour with eggshell head, aroma brought notes of maple, vegetal squash notes, hints of roasted dark fruits, caramel, toffee in there with a hint of slight yeast, spice, some grassy notes as well. Taste is a mix of grass, bitter pine, some slight maple, caramel, and squash/pumpkin notes, hints of spice, finishing unnecessarily bitter, dry. Interesting, but the flavor really wasnít what I was expecting. Better as it warms, but still odd.
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange brown with a nice white head. Nose is sort of odd and earthy and vegetal. Good flavor though--woody maple and subtle spice. This is dry, slightly fruity with solid bitterness in the finish. This is interesting more so than good but still decent.
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice integration of squash here, I like this a lot more than pumpkin beers. Good balance, with good roast from brown. Pours murky brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at Dodge City.
nazbotica (15) - Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I like all nearly all the flavors, but the bitterness is harsh and lingering. I want more malt, more sweetness (and I donít like sweet beers), more squash, more body. I feel this fails as a brown ale and a fall spicy squash/pumpkin beer. I really wanted to like this.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of spice, caramel, and malt. Taste is spice, squash, caramel malt, and maple. Interesting in a good way.
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber pour, clear with very little head. Subtle squash nose. A hint of maple in there as well. Taste is nice - good hop character with some subtle undertones of squash and a hint of maple. This is growing on me - some bitterness in the finish that I donít really care for, otherwise pretty good.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap taste at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, dark rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, cloves, potpourri, maple, bread and squash (which I detest).
Taste of squash (ugh!), nutmeg, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, maple and more arhat is masked by the squash and spices.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
OK, to be fair, unlike most people, I find squash (but not most pumpkin) to be very strong tasting and revolting. But, even ignoring the squash flavor, this beer is over-spiced and not well balanced. I'll be kind in the rating to offset my obvious bias, but did not enjoy this beer. Glad I only got a taste.
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