jstraw (1928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with good, creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of maple, toast, squash, and citrus / Medium body, creamy and lush, sweet but with good hop balance, and some bitterness in the finish / Flavors of maple syrup, sweet squash, grapefruit, toast, cinnamon, and nutmeg / Very creative, and quite good. Squash surprisingly discernable.
nuplastikk (4566) - 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 I’ve had. World Class.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, 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 wasn’t what I was expecting. Better as it warms, but still odd.
Frank (2929) - 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 (4168) - 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 don’t 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 (3550) - 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 (1617) - 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 don’t really care for, otherwise pretty good.
MadRobin (1994) - 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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Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, maple and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toffee, cocoa and light maple with a crisp dry lingering caramel finish.
baraciisch (1917) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon... Caramel, nutty on the nose... Flavor is brown sugar, nuts, spices with vegetables and squash very prominent on the finish... Solid brown
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