Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged bottle, poured into a large wine glass. Pours a dark ruddy orange, with a good half-inch deep layer of foam on top. Good spotty lace coats the glass. The nose is really fruity, reminiscent of spiced cider - apples, pear, banana, oak. Nice aroma invites me to take a sip.
I poured this one extra cold, it just seemed appropriate at the time. Great crisp feel, with ample carbonation giving this one legs. Easy finish as the mildness really allows me to sip and sip, until I find myself gulping. As this one starts quite cold, it reminds me of an autumn cider my mom always makes - apple, cinnamon, orange peel. This is spot on. As the beer warms up a bit though, the pumpkin peeks through, though faintly. Lots of autumn spice and apples. Very mild tartness on the finish. Barely present really.
This is an oddity of a beer. Itís not really pumpkin, and itís not really a tart lambic. As long as youíre not expecting that (and why would you given the name...ugghhh), itís really not a bad beer. Iíd love to have this one with a hearty feast. I think it would pair nicely.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from Samís, Durham. This was on sale for $5 for a hot minute, so why the fuck not? Translucent amber pour with modest bubbles and some sediment. Dry and leafy nose as well as expected acidity, and it was interesting (and not a little disconcerting) to detect potent autumnal spice within what seems like a functional, competent lambic. Very modest acidity and not much barrel/funk complexity here, just a tart pumpkin ale for the most part. As such itís fairly enjoyable (though no Parcela), but there was a distracting dusty taste throughout as well.
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kickbacks for RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and lots of lacing
Aroma and flavors of pumpkin, spices, honey and mild tartness
Nice, light and refreshing
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at Maxís Belgian Fest. Pours a clear orange with zero head. Big, spicy, pumpkin pie nose, cherry, nutmeg. Flavor has some sourness but it also has the sweet root vegetable flavors, carrots. Sweet, slightly sour finish.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Maxís Belgianfest. Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin spices, allspice, some ginger, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some allspice, ginger. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Surprisingly tasty.
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, somewhat pumpkin-ish amber with a fairly thick and fluffy off-white head. Malty aroma has notes of pumpkin and cinnamon and a hint of apple cider. Crisp flavor is somewhat like drinking a pumpkin pie - and an apple pie at the same time. Itís like apple cider with pumpkin and cinnamon - or a pumpkin lambic with apple cider? Whatever, it has a distinctive crisp flavor, somewhat sweet, somewhat dry. Texture has a fair amount of firmness and fizz, not outstanding but it does leave a nice finish of apple, cinnamon and a little pumpkin. A good fall or holiday beer - and fine any time of the year!
falco242 (244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Muddy Waters. Pumpkin aroma with some spice and apple. Comes off as more of a cider, like lambics tend to do sometimes. Spices come thru on the finish, like mulling spices, with a fruity pumpkin flavor. Not too bad overall!
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/29/13. On tap at Kickbackís. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that laces decently. Interesting aroma of sweetness and pie spices that reminds of lightly tart apple pie. The flavor delivers much the same. For whatever reason, this really reminds a ton of apple pie as opposed to pumpkin. However, I actually really dig it!
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of dak. It pours with a clear copper body with slight gold hues and supporting a big bubbly off wheat head of loose foam. The aroma is modest in strength with concrete side walk, faint honey and yeastiness. The taste delivers a prickly sensation, due to the degree of carbonation, which pushes up notes of honey, earthy gravel and mild sourness. If I concentrate I think thereís faint pumpkin notes well of in the background.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ the brewery website. Pours clear orange with a small, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is spicy, sweet, pepper, clear pumpkin, soft tartness. Highish carbonation, fine dry and light thin mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet pumpkin, pepper, cinnamon, soft tartness. Mild grainy feel to the end. Quite sweet for the style, but a fun experiment anyways.