Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
A lightly hazed dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, smooth molasses and dark fruits, with light ginger, orange peels, lemon touches, and licorice. In mouth, a rich bodied burned caramel malt with light licorice, treacle, light alcohol (noting the 5%), very roasted, well done. Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle from kaufmanized, I won his charity LIF. Vintage 2011. Hazy dark brown color with medim beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, squash, spices. Taste, sweet malt, squash, lemon, caramel, oranges, apricots, pineys. Weird, but good. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
12/3/2011. From bottle. Red brown with a tan head. Interesting aromas of spice and vegetables with malt showing though. Medium body and carbonation. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Very Little Light, Extremely Mild Off White Head, No Lacing
S: Roasty Chocolate Malts, Coffee, Mild Pumpkin, Mild Spices
T: Coffee, Roasted Chocolate Malts, Mild Sweet Potato
M: Poor Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Bitter
Overall, I was disappointed with this beer because of two reasons...A) This was a porter, not a pumpkin ale....B) Three Great Brewers and this was the best they could do. Im greatful to have had it but think it was just a weak offering. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from Spirited in Lenox MA
Pours a solid dark brown with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. It smells like a Bruery pumpkin beer all right. Light pumpkin spice, brown sugar, a hint of caramel with a certain gourdiness to it. The flavor mimics the aroma fairly well and finishes a bit dry. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost bubbly mouthfeel. Ok beer, that I wished I’d noticed was 2 years old before I bought it.
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear red in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cinnamon, ginger and lemon. Malty and caramelly flavor with some spice before a roasty finish. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2013
bottle, from Chapel Hill Whole Foods. Good aroma, sweet. rootbeer, or maybe I should say birch beer. brown sugar comes to mind, dark brownish orange color, good head and lace. sweet flavor. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Good brew, I was ready to dump this as I held onto it for a whiel, though it was in the beer fridge the whole time. while probably not what it was fresh, it was still good, aroma was my favorite part, flavor was milder. Overall pleasant surprise for it’s age.. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottled, 2011 vintage. Poured clear, reddish-amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet toffee, caramel, and biscuity notes with accents of lemon, herbs, squash, and birch.. more and more woodsy as it warmed up. The flavor found tangy lemon and woody notes on the tip of the tongue, with warm molasses, caramel, and yams following.. mildly tangy and engaging throughout.. more herbs and dry woody character on the malty finish. Lighter-bodied with a good feel and flow on the palate.. interesting and enjoyable. bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
La Citrueille, a 5% abv ale, was one of the more non-standard pumpkin beers I’ve tried, with one of the more esoteric list of ingredients: yams, sugar pumpkins, fenugreek, lemon verbena, rye malt (both regular and dark), brown and honey malts, C-15 dextrine malt, birch bark in the whirlpool, New Zealand Motueka hops. It was earthy and a bit herbal, and intentionally far from the pumpkin pie spice characteristics of other pumpkin beers. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark woods the color of espresso under a tight khaki head which fades into a thin layer with a few tendrils of lace arcing upwards. Swirls with random spots.
Mint, sage, thyme, black licorice root, fennel. Figs, juniper, and dates. Exotic mushrooms freshly plucked from the earth with a thin dusting of the earth from which they were picked. Dried Italian lemon peel. Chunks of tree bark. Cacao beans whisper. Amazingly aromatic. Cinnamon sticks, gourds, and yams all roasting slowly over an open fire.
My first sip and goosebumps tingle their way up and down my body – Wow! Not too long of a finish – like a gentle passing breeze of all the upcoming flavor sensations wishing me well with one final kiss goodbye. Breath is mint, Italian lemon peel, and fennel. Medium weight with a bright presence. More bright zesty oily lemon peel near the back of each swallow. Alluring presence of sweet smoke weaves in and out. Fire roasted yams and gourds crackle above the flames while cinnamon sugars caramelized. Dense chewy dates and figs dance along the edges while the middle bursts with garden fresh mint, sage, thyme, and fennel. Brilliant.
Each quaff was Mother Nature’s gift to me and anyone else lucky enough to score a bottle of this beer. Fecking amazing. Like Mother Earth gave birth and it was named La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado. Mind-blowing. I’d love to have another, but alas this was a once in a lifetime offering.
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