SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Stone Brewing in South Park: Poured a dark amber hue with a tiny formation of foam head. The aroma was phenomenal with a pure scent of herbs perhaps sage, and has an abundant aroma of roast coffee bean or strong fragrant black tea. As for the drink, a smooth and well balanced blend of unknown flavors probably due to the foreign ingredients such as fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark really make this an easily quaffable beer yet a flavorful and memorable beer recipe. Although, it does come across as a little watery in the finish, it still leaves behind a roasted aftertaste and in itself is a truly unique concept. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is weird mix of veggie and spices. Taste is caramel malts, veggie, and sweet finish.
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Bottle from Asahiya. Flowery aroma, with miso notes. Dark brown, clear, very little head. The pumpkin is there, the spices even more; mid goes tangy and bitter, with some prune and spices (fenugreek!, birch bark); finish is sweet and satisfying. Thin-medium bosy. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin brews, but this one is fine. Iphonephan (7190) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
From a bottle shared at lost dog. Pours a cloudy dark cola color with a tan head. Aroma of fenugreek. Notes of cloves. Bitter spice finish. DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
$2 single at Lemon Tree. I find after reading an article about the increase in pumpkin acreage in Illinois. Odd, what? Big head in the pour. A brown beer underneath, dark but looks clean otherwise. A lot of flecks in the foam. Smell is a little bit of pumpkin pie spice and fennel. Taste is mainly a lightly spiced brew, but at least the spices aren’t in your face. Malts don’t have much of a chance. I’m not bowled over, per se, but it’s saved by being really well made. This blend of spices might even make a good soda.
alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized yellowish off white head. The aroma has pumpkin, but it is mostly hidden by the spices, citrus, grass, herbal and floral notes. Caramel malt adds some sweetness. The flavor has the caramel malt, lightly toasted notes, pumpkin with the usual spices with a strong herbal grassy presence. Medium bodied. Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.
The beer is dark brown / orange with a sparse, beige head that leaves random traces of lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings abundant spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg. Smells like autumn. The aroma offers a lot of sweetness as well. Odd flavor, though not necessarily off or bad. Some Fall spices, light malt body, present sweetness. Thin body with adequate carbonation. Overall, a decent Autumn seasonal, but not something I need to have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2011 dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is lemons, pumpkin, sage, pecans and fennel. Taste is sweet at first with mild bitterness. No frills here. Nearly bland. Mouthfeel is soft yet crisp and the body is light with a long finish.
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Figured a pumpkin and yam beer over the T’day weekend would be appropriate. Poured a medium brown, slight head faded fast. Aroma was lightly nutty and vaguely spicy. Flavor matched. It really came across as a sort of uninspired brown ale, with a finish that was spiced, but sort of a vague muddle that only came off as being bitter as opposed to anything interesting. Perhaps it fell off some over time, but I can’t help but think that this was an interesting experiment that was ultimately a miss. HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2011 bottle gifted to me recently; unintentionally aged. Translucent, dark brown pour. Verbena and birch wood aroma. Slightly sweet and earthy flavors from the yams well balanced by the hops and verbena. Roasty malt. And a pretty clean finish. Well,done but a little faded from age.