jkwood04 (4812) - 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 (3108) - 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 (4630) - 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 (3726) - 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 (2416) - 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 (2282) - 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.
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep amber with no head. The nose is strangely of ape cider, pumpkin, cinnamon. The taste is moderately tart. Lemon shandy, more pumpkin spice. Thin while being overly carbed. Just strange.
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Hudson street stackhouse. One of the best pumpkin beer I have had. At 4% abv you can drink all night. A cloudy muted orange color with a nice head. Aroma is soft,earthy and pumpkin. A lite flavored beer that is wheaty,pumpkin,pie spices and a tart finsh.
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk NC. Pours copper with an off white head. Light pumpkin pie spice nose. Flavors of band aids. Light bodied. Light tart finish.
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Orange pour with little to no head. Aroma is of cinnamon, pumpkin and light wild lambic yeast. Tastes like cider with cinnamon ad hints of pumpkin.