kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Date: January 08, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma with a light array of pumpkin pie spices
Flavor: big pumpkin flavor, lots of spicyness, finishes with a strong lactic tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Iím really surprised that Iím the first to review this gem of a beer. Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours mahogany with a thin white head. Smells of pumpkin, spice, caramel, tea, light citrus. Tastes lightly tarte with some nice citrus, spice, dry malt, dough. Interesting and enjoyable.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dirty caramel, a little orangish, muddy, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. † Soft spicy nose, not too heavy. † Its a little non-descript, somewhat like all-spice. † Very minor citrus zest. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Has a minor tart like twang on the backside. † As it warms it even gets a bit musty. † Not bad, not sour, but it may be a bit past its prime. † I never knew this one existed! † Thanks Cletus!
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Pours a bright copper orange with a 1-2 finger with a fizzy yellow orange head. The nose is sweet, sweet spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, malty with some leafy hops, some pumpkin meat. The flavor is similar, spicy, some malt character, a little bready, crisp, mild hop bitterness, a bit tart, some pumpkin meat under the spice. The palate is crisp and sweet and finishes a little dry. Has a tart/sour character that shows the forebears of their bottling infections. Plays to the advantage of the beer right now.
nearbeer (4053) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 500 ml. Foggy orange-amber with a medium sized head that lasts well and leaves crunchy lace. Faint aroma of pie spices is overwhelmed by citric tart and fruity, wild yeast similar to a lambic. Disappointingly the same sour lemon flavor, with some underlying baked pumpkin and nuttiness. Maybe some wheat in there as well, hard to tell with the dominating sourness. Light-medium body is watery, smooth and acidic dry. If you like lambics, youíll like this "pumpkin" beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Bottle from Sams. Pours deep amber with a large, popping, off-white head. Nose of spice, light hops, light pumpkin, lemon. nice malts. Very easy drinking Really expected this to be more sweet and spicy, but its rather bitter and dry. Unlike the other WR beers I have had, I dont think this infected. Very enjoyable with alcohol well hidden. I have no idea what style this really is but its great beer, if not great pumpkin beer or a great bock. Everything balances very well.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to durhambeer for the bottle!
Transparent red-copper with a long lasting, nice-sized foamy white head, lots of lace. Nose reminds a little of Jolly Pumpkin beers in the clean acidity and malt, but here thereís a warm, earthy pumpkin note. Tart, citrus driven flavor with plenty of malt, and the pumpkin again plays a fantastically subtle role, somewhat pulpy and seedy in fact. Crisp body, very light and carbonated nicely, finishing nicely in sweet, earthy malt and citrus, and with a puckering lactic-like note. Really good stuff here, and unbelievably drinkable. Fans of JPís line should seek this out.
OldGrowth (2864) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, from Raleigh Whole Foods, ok aroma, Pumpkin, all spice, brown sugar, and oh-oh, vinegar. Clean bronze orange color, Ok head that faded quickly. Flavor, kaboom, vinegar kicks in, some of the aspects of aroma are there, but now overpowered by what some might say is lemon, but me I say vinegar. Lite body, watery mouth feel, bitter finish. Not buying anymore bottles until I see positive comments. The bottles I got at now closed restaurant didnít have this problem.
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Durhambeer, thanks Bob! Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg with a citrus sourness. Taste has some sour ale qualities, citrus and tart with some pumpkin and spice flavor. Iíd almost say that this was a "pumpkin lambic". Weird and tasty.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 What a unique beer. Interesting that other raters said it was brown/red or mahogany. Mine was a hazy amber with a big creamy off-white head. Nose is pumpkin bread, dough, and crystalized ginger. Taste is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, pie crust, ginger, and lemony citrus. Tart finish, but pie crust comes out more and lingers in the aftertaste. Tart tingly mouthfeel. Iím not very much a pumpkin beer guy, but I found this quite good. I’m fairly certain this beer was infected as it tastes nothing like a bock... a happy accident.