DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really unusual beer; Iím not sure I like it necessarily, but I donít dislike it, and am more intrigued than anything. Pours with a fizzy, full head. Flavor is yams, port, fall spices; sort of a sour taste. It has a long aftertaste that fills the mouth. The aroma is somewhat better than the flavor. Dry in the finish. Iím not sure how much I could drink, but I find this more interesting than most of the pumpkin beers Iíve had. (10/18/12 at Total Wine IPA beer tasting class w/Tony.)
hopwine (261) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy reddish pour with a fizzy off white head that dissipates. Aroma is candied yam and holiday spice. Flavor is dark sweet bread, mild maple, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, yam. Moderate warming sensation combined with spice creates a lively, very pleasant mouthfeel. So tasty and unique, this is the bruery at its best, pulling off a beer that sounds gimmicky with tact.
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A delicious desert beer that is perfect after Thanksgiving dinner. Very sweet, but carries behind the sweetness is a stout finish.
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty surary aroma, very light carbonation no head. very sweet...hung around mouth too long. Good flavors but just a little too sweet for me. May be that is what was intended. May be with some age it may dry out.
Douberd (2058) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Zeebra II. Slight hazy body, light brown in colour. No head on my glass.
Aroma of spices, mostly cardamon, a bit of grass.
Somewhat weird taste, again cardamon and spices.
Thin body, low carbonation. Dry palate.
Overall a bit weak, expected more.
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. something off in the taste, strange sweetness (pumkin? but really chemical)
MarcoDL (2040) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like experiment, but unfortunately this one didnít work. The maple is too sweet and stingy. Could use some modifications.
Maarten1993 (270) - - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Salmaniak taste, slightly. Peachy, pumpkin as well. Remarkable beer, different than most other beers at the festival. Taste lacks a certain depth, itís only the pumpkins, no layers in it.
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Homer... Thanks?? Pours amber. Smells like a cranberry lambic. Is that right? Totally taste like a cranberry sour. No way this is a yam beer, maybe yam covered in lacto, mixed with Brett and cat piss. Better luck next time, will need to try as designed.
olio (5897) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of spices, malts, pumpkin, some wooden notes and caramel. Flavor of yams, malts, caramel, spices and some syrup. A bit sticky sweet palate. A bit too spicy for my expectations.
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a red hue. Aroma of nutmeg, red berries, pumpkin and grass. Flavour of sweet caramel, nutmeg, grass, cinnamon and some wooden notes. Very interesting berryish notes. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable spiciness all the way.