RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville is a magical mix of barrel-aging and the rich flavors of autumn. We start with heirloom pumpkins from Bodega Bay and roast them whole to create a deep sugary caramelization. We add the pumpkins to a bright brettanomyces-fermented beer, and then age it in oak casks with a selection of our favorite pumpkin pie spices; whole vanilla beans, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Finally we blend the barrels back together to create a cohesive whole with rich layers of oak, spice and caramelized pumpkin. Pair this complex sipper alongside autumn campfires, turning leaves and one extra slice of moms Thanksgiving pie.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 4, 2017
On tap @ Caps & Taps. Honestly, this sounds like it should be disgusting. Sour, barrel aged, spiced, pumpkin beer. Alright, lets give it a shot... Rust colored beer with a small off-white head. I do get some of those spices but theyre relatively mild here. More of the vanilla and probably ginger coming through than anything. Some tartness to the back end here works alright. Definitely some earthy, leathery Brettanomyces qualities, a bit of damp oak, and maybe a touch of roasted butternut squash. Im not gonna say this was amazing, but it wasnt a disaster either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6147) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Tap at Brasserie V. Orange-amber body. Thin oily head. Spicy, classic pumpkin pie spice aroma. Quite interestingly, the spices stand up to the big, biting sour tones. Cinnamon, coriander..sort of eaten up in the wine barrel sour tones. Pretty pleasant overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6668) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Aroma is pumpkin/yams, fruit and sour/funk/earthy. The flavor is pumpkin/slight yams, fruit, malts and a mix of tart, sour and slightly sugary in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (890) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 31, 2016
New Years Eve tasting flight (1 of 1 7:00p) - Abssolutely no head out of the bottle. Clear neon orange body. Aroma of freshly tanned leather. Nice tartness in the flavor. Reminds me of what I would expect a pumpkin soda would taste like. The roasting of the pumpkin really helped, along with not the usual amount of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1232) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle - pours burnt orange, with a white vanishing head. Funky sour pumpkin, nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4674) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours golden with a thin white head. Doesnt leave any lacing in the glass. Big pumpkin spice and Brett on the nose. Nice woody sourness on the tongue which is balanced by the pumpkin spices. Finished clean. Pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2016
bottle at scottsdale beer company. you know, not bad at all. The pumpkin is very light and the brettaville base is dominant which saves it. The pumpkin is just a light spice flavor in the background of this tart saison. NICE

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a deep dark golden orange hue with little to no head. Smells of pumpkin pie spices, berry, cherry. Tastes of pumpkin pie spice, deep, dark cherry notes, lingering tartness and a sweet and sticky back end. Medium to thick bodied with ample carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer, well balanced, slightly tart, enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (9188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Slightly hazy deep golden hue with a thin fading white head. Earthy sour funk on the nose with tree fruity tones and light cardamom. Bright sour flavor thats bretty funky but also barrel-tart and wild, ginger, and barely any pumpkin. I suppose theres a whisper of pumpkin spice but if this were a blind taste I would just say this is a normal (but tasty) sour blonde.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2016
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/10/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, pumpkin, green apple, white grape, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oak, wheat, toasted bread, light caramel, hay, straw, leather, funk, light white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pumpkin/spices, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, pumpkin, green apple, white grape, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oak, wheat, toasted bread, light caramel, hay, straw, leather, funk, light white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Moderate fruity tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, pumpkin, green apple, white grape, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oak, toasted bread, hay, straw, leather, funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pumpkin/spices, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/sour/spiciness balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/tannins, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an outstanding spiced Brett wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pumpkin/spices, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the high level of sourness/tannins. This feels very well developed on Brett complexity, with a great balance of spice/malt flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.


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