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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado - Stone Brewing Co.

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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De CitracadoThe Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado

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BA SCORE
81
good

611 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Honey malt, Brown malt, and Rye malt, yams, pumpkin, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark. Warrior hops, and New Zealand Motueka hops. "Citrouille", French for pumpkin, intentionally misspelled in honor of Patrick Rue.

(Beer added by: BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-18-2011)
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Nugganooch

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to a Nonic style taster glass
*brewed 09/11/11

I think some retailers figured they can push out old stock of this one a year later given the season and use of pumpkin here. And yeah in my case it worked.

A: Look is a deep ruddy brown with some clearing around the edges. About a half finger of taupe colored head forms giving a pretty meager posture. Some fast receding sheets of lace leave a few dots splattered upon the glass.

S: Smells of nutty roast grains up front like that of a nice brown ale but with a bit of a citrus twist to it. Leafy earth notes perk with a dash of rum-spiced raisins. Pretty simple and clean aroma given the complexity of ingredients here. No pumpkin to be found in the nose.

T: Tastes of nutty roasted malts with a dash of rye spice and a firm floral/herb perfume character towards the end of the drink. Almost lavender like. Not what I was expecting, although I really did not know what to expect with the verbena and fenugreek. There are subtleties throughout this brew including lemon sprigs, maple/brown sugar, some earthy bark, and faint chocolate notes. There is a nice moderate bitterness mid palate that gives a soft pucker and tends to amplify some of the flavors here. Alcohol is well integrated. I can pick up just a hint of roast yam but would be guessing if I didn’t know all the specialty ingredients in use. Again the pumpkin is lost on me here and was probably more trouble than it’s worth brewing. Interesting brew to say the least.

M: A lighter mouth feel and seemingly lower carbonation give a soft smooth consistency. Gives this brew a real nice creamy texture overall that exhibits some drying in the finish.

D: Actually not bad given the age. Definitely a lot going on here but I do think this is done well for the overkill of ingredients utilized. This could have been an utter train wreck and maybe that’s where the brew masters should be praised. I would have embraced something a little bolder and stand-out in the flavor category given this is Stone. All in all a nice balance but the perfume character really throws it off for me. Not what you think of when it comes to pumpkin beers. This is more in lines of something I would expect DFH to pump out.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 18:53:17 | More by Nugganooch
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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.