tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is pumpkin, hay, barnyard, like being with harvested pumpkins. The appearance is hazy gold, slight amber, white head. The flavor is squash, pumpkin, sour, hay, some pumpkin spices. Interesting. The finish is sour, pumpkin spices. Interesting combination of sweet and sour, which works better than I thought here.
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured an orangish copper color with aromas of wet wood, light funk and a kiss of pumpkin. Flavors were light wet hay, pumpkin and some barnyard. Interesting beer, surprised the pumpkin flavor was as noticeable as it was.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Sweet fruity flavor with peach, apple, cinnamon, and touch of pumpkin. A bit too sweet,
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Te Rake. Clean peach color with small white head. Lambic aroma but gentle an a tad sweet. Taste is acidic and sweet, hay and fruitiness. Peaches. Thin and lively carbonated. Quite good. Not the real deal when it comes to lambics but above expectations.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, light tartness, some spices and cinnamon, some apple, and light malts. Flavor the same with the pumpkin, spices, and lambic all blending. Average texture. Interesting concept, but not the best blend of the two styles.
RexTalionis (3378) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at William K, Annankatu, Helsinki. Pours hazy darker orange in color with a smallish head. Sweet overripe fruityness, cinnamon spicyness and apple baked in oven in aroma. Slightly tart mouthfeel with a mellower sweeter note as well. Cinnamon with mashed and baked apples and a biting fruity twist, which I would guess that the pumpkin added here is contributing. A bit of sweetish, quite the sugary notes towards the end, accompanied with the tart rhubarby and cinnamon baked apple feeling being there as well. I liked this one.
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma of pumpkin, cloves and spice. Flavor is a distinct mix of a malty pumpkin beer and a cider. Light sourness and spice. Really quite nice.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky amber, puffy white head. Light pumpkin spicing in nose, Granny Smith skin. Over carbonated flavor has light lacy ice front, afghani touches with the yogurt-pumpkin blend. Pumpkin seeds dominate finish with light hay and lactic sourness. Pleasant, sourness throughout, but never meshes or becomes its own. More sourness preferred a la JP’s, but far above the sticky sweetness of most pumpkins.
ABUSEDGOAT (2470) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is light pumpkin/spice with other notes of light funk, sugar, caramel. Medium to light body, very light tartness. I won’t lie, I think this is a tough concept to nail, and they didn’t but this had a high chance of being truly offensive and it wasn’t. (Bumped 11/20 to 12/20)
Tide (2696) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at WilliamK Annankatu. Amber color, white head. Sour taste with ripe fruits, pumpkin, earthty notes and tart. Sour finish with ripe fruits, tart and citrus. Good lambic.