hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013Ö Hazy, lightly golden pour with a tiny, brief head. Both the flavor and aroma are funky, fruity, bready and lightly sour. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. Bready, tangy and dry in the finish. Bottle courtesy of the always-generous burg326!
merc7186 (3098) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Hay, Persimmon, Apricot, Mild Pumpkin
T: Ginger, Apricots, Hay, Chardonnay
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty nice blend with the white wine barrel and ginger, pumpkin, and persimmon.
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is very interesting, there is some distinct pickled ginger, white grape, grass, lemon peel, some spice, herbal, some lychee. Flavor is nice too, well blended, some acetic acid, pickled ginger, some vitamin c tablet, some herbs, lime pulp, white grape. The earthy pumpkin/squash that is hinted at in the nose is lost in the flavor. Still tastes nice though. Acetiic finish.
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of tartness and funky notes, some light fruits and pumpkins and ginger, some malts, and light oak/wine notes. Flavor the same with a great sourness and blend of the fruits. Average texture. A good wild ale.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-straw color, tons of white lace. Funky, citrus, tons of Brett. Lemon-lime tries to dominate the palate, yet can't cover up the funk. Good stuff.
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
THought it might be better than other pumpkin ales but it is a duckin train wreck, waaay too much spice and then sourness, which is totally unnecessary.
djd07 (13689) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is mango and strong funk. Light sour fruit and tartness, easy to drink really easy to drink. Very impressive
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still canít really find the pumpkins, but this one is definitely fruity and refreshing. The wine barrel aging does this beer a whole lot of complexity, Overall, I find this to be a great beer. Mouthfeel is light bodied, highly carbonated and lip smacking from the fruit and tartness. Drinkability is high.
reggiedunlop (3704) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a medium white head. The aroma has some sour citrus notes...fresh orange, grapefruit, rind and lemon...just a hint of ginger and white wine. The flavor is sour up front with acidic fruits...lemony...some white wine and a faint touch of ginger...slight earthiness. The mouthfeel is light and lively and finished sour and dry yet lingering to earthy and almost vanilla. Fascinating and really tasty!
TheAlum (7135) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle from breaks808. Been holding this one (hell, the whole series really) for awhile and admittedly is the one Iím the most skeptical of. Oh well. Pours a near transparent golden orange hue, bubbly and well carbonated pour. A looser frothy bright white head stays as a mellow layer, laces small and sticks around as a thicker ring as time passes. A decent darker glow, the lack of any real haze makes it stand out more. Aromas show a melange of sour fruit, the white wine barrel providing white grape, melon, and citrus, the persimmon showing some acidity and the pumpkin giving and earthy type appeal. Touches of spice, gentle funk and more oaky life, the barrel showing some complexity, come into play. Nice, a bit more gentle, still a nice fruit showing. Initial is a bit tart and lactic up front, moving quickly to a more gentle sour appeal. Some persimmon, gentle citrus and decent sourness. A firmer fruit presence shows some melon, some honeysuckle, and mellow tangerine elements. Subtle persimmon, middle moves onto a nice tartness, earthy pumpkin and squash feel, that touch of ginger incorporating fairly well as we move on. Decent oak, tannic feel, white wine spritzy quality is fruity, dry. Overall, a fairly light body. Lotta honeydew, sweeter slanted white grape as we move on. Some spiciness, decent lactic yogurty feel and fairly oak forward element, but more of a decent to more mellow sour appeal as we press on. Spicy ginger, vanilla, and oak, touches of more buttery and oak forward white wine as we finish up, decent to mellow sourness still kinda sticks at that level. This beer certainly shows balance and a more subtle nature than the previous offering (#1), some nice play between elements Iíd never expect to work together. However, it is a bit subtle at times, showing more white wine and play between that ginger, gentle funk, and richer oak presence at times. Solid beer. A much more masterly created balance here but I really think #1 expresses itself just much better with more assertive flavors and sourness. That said, finish is the strength in this one for me.