RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: January 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 2/10
Score: 4

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
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!

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 I’m really surprised that I’m 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.

nearbeer (5412) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
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, you’ll like this "pumpkin" beer.

emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
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.

MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2009
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 there’s 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 JP’s line should seek this out.

TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2008
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.

OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2009
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 didn’t have this problem.

dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2009
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. I’d almost say that this was a "pumpkin lambic". Weird and tasty.

durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2008
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. I’m 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.

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