The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(A) Pours a deep ruby color. Dark burnt orange hues if you look close enough. About a quarter inch off-white head appears and then diminishes to a thin layer atop the brew.
(S) Some pumpkin and yams with a bit of spices and roasted malts. Some bread/biscuit. Some hops. Nothing is really dominating in the aroma.
(T) There is a slight sweetness from the yams and the pumpkin mixed with the medium roasted malts. Tastes like a solid amber beer. Some hops enter into the middle to and of the taste. There is a bit of dry, baked spice that lingers throughout the taste. Nothing really stands out all that much. It's pretty well blended.
(M) Medium body and pretty well balanced. A slight bigger on the carbonation, but overly well put together.
(O) Definitely a different take on a pumpkin beer. Not a big pumpkin flavor that has a spice rack full of cinnamon, clove and other spices tossed in. Pretty well balanced through the aroma and the taste. Like a good amber beer with a bit more complexity to the flavor. For a pumpkin ale, I like the thought of it being a bit of a different approach, but I really think that the normal idea of a pumpkin ale has set a certain thought to the style. I think it's a decent brew, but maybe a little bit more flavor could have helped...a little.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2011 00:35:26 | More by cjacobsen
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