1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De CitracadoThe Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

612 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 612
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 29
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 612 | Reviews: 246 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by socon67:
Photo of socon67
socon67

New York

4.13/5  rDev +15%

A - Copper color with a white foam that settles high. Some lacing and visible carbonation.

S - Very earthy smell. Scents of lemon oil, brown sugar, oak barrels, and sweetpotatoes. Very pleasant.

T - Flavors of an oak aged pumpkin beer come to mind. Actually aged well and the falvors of vanilla, lemon, and pumpkin blend well with the oak notes. Finish has an earthy vibe.

M - Great balance on this guy. Leaves you wanting more. wish I had another bottle.

O - I'd like to see this appear again. This is a very interesting seasonal. I think it is one of my favorite of the Stone collaborations.

11-15-2012 02:57:58 | More by socon67
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -15%

Poured a deep orange infused chesnut brown with a nicely formed one finger light brown tinged head atop.Muted aromas of lightly roasted pumpkin and brown sugar,surprised at how light the aromas are.A little watery in the feel,no fullness or richness,lightly roasted with even lighter brown sugar-like sweetness,really very pedestrian.Uh its average outside of a nice pour,I would think these three acclaimed breweries could do better,just my opinion.

12-15-2011 01:09:07 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT
RoyalT

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -25.3%

Appearance – This is dark brown with a white head that showed a little lacing.

Smell – The only spices in this pumpkin ale are hops. There’s a very sharp resiny aroma that’s almost rude with little malt to back it up.

Taste – This one falls apart at the taste. The lack of a malt structure turns this beer into hoppy water and again the lack of good spicing leaves me confused.

Mouthfeel – This is short of medium-bodied but does have some nice, crisp, carbonation.

Drinkability – This was a huge disappointment. I knew anything by Stone had to be hopped up so was curious how they would approach this style but it just fell flat with me. It was hoppy but not a good hop beer, lacked the malt base that I look for in the style, had no pumpkin flavor whatsoever, and failed to provide any holiday spicing.

12-02-2011 23:51:23 | More by RoyalT
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

A nutty brown pour with no real head to speak of.

A very comlex aroma of sweet malt, coffee, brandy, sasparilla, and a distinct woodiness. WOW.

I am not getting any pumpkin or yam. There is also lacking that celery-like flavor that you would expect from fenugreek. There is no after-taste, so no flavor to savor. Milk hop finish without any real distinction. Dissappointingly bland for such a hyped collaboration with such an interesting laundry list of ingredients. Man am I sad.

Fizzy & thin, lacking body and bordering on watery.

12-05-2011 02:05:32 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
Photo of Parke
Parke

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2011 16:16:00 | More by Parke
Photo of newk340
newk340

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-05-2012 04:36:33 | More by newk340
Photo of Kjanisch7
Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-15-2013 18:13:30 | More by Kjanisch7
Photo of Britton
Britton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2012 20:41:57 | More by Britton
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-07-2012 01:38:58 | More by TimoP
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear copperish brown, sudsy topping

SMELL: Birch sap, lemon oil, gourds, caramel

TASTE: Brown bread, birch, vague spice, lemon zest, earthy pumpkin, steely caramel, mild hopping, slightly roasty finish

Great idea for the collab, the birch takes the lead though and leaves most of the yam behind. The pumpkin make its mark more towards the finish. Interesting use of spice, I'd love to see this one brought back yearly.

01-24-2012 04:07:36 | More by Jason
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

12 ounce, overpriced bottle, (near $4, c'mon man) at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours a dark shade of amber, pleasingly clear, rich medium tan head, stays and stays at the 1/4 inch level, ever so slowly going to a thick and high collar, blotchy film and respectable strands of lace.

Nose is soft and subtly of pumpkin and equally reserved spicing.

Malt forward, with notes of light pumpkin, roasted squash, mild spice again, delicate flavorful and elegant. I enjoyed it.

11-22-2011 02:56:07 | More by Billolick
Photo of Chris_Panos
Chris_Panos

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-12-2013 17:59:54 | More by Chris_Panos
Photo of ehammond1
ehammond1


3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

On Tap

Sublime Ale House
San Marcos, CA

Dark brown with ruby edges and a thin light brown head. The glass is left with thin lines of lace all the way down.

Very earthy aroma, some squash and pumpkin, and quite a few, bright herb scents: perhaps lemongrass and sage? but it's tough to tell. Interesting, unique, and enjoyable.

Earthy flavors dominate with a low level of bitterness. The herbs are present near the end of the swallow.

Medium to thick mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

An interesting and unique beer I could see pairing well with all kinds of different cuisines, particularly spicy foods.

10-30-2011 16:12:39 | More by ehammond1
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-29-2013 03:35:07 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of rwilde
rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-27-2012 20:21:50 | More by rwilde
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Color of amber/copper, I don't know why, but I just assumed this was a stout, so I got a little surprise when I actually read the descriptors on the bottle. I was just like, Stone/Bruery, yeah I'll buy this. Anyways aroma was largely the smells we've all come to know and hopefully love come holiday time: pumpkin, nutmeg etc. . .

Taste, nice light body that delivers a good amount of thanksgiving flavor without getting all imperialed out. Mild notes of tree bark give it about the driest mouthfeel of any pumpkin ale I've ever had. Some mild dry cocao powder up in the mouthfeel as well, carbonated just right. Decent price. Nice beer. Check it out if its made again around the holidays.

12-14-2011 18:47:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Alright I know I should have found this back in the Fall, but I didn't. This pours a deep mahogany chestnut ruby brown color with a thicket of tan head almost overflowing the rim of the pint glass. Aroma citric notes with some vegetable/earthiness layers going on, a hints of sweet brown roasted malt notes. The birch bark really comes out in the nose as it warms adding a velvet smooth incense like experience to the beer. What a beautiful well orchestrated beer with flavors coming in multiple levels, as it warms the nose keeps bringing out new ingredients. Flavors bring on complex spice additions, citrus notes with vegetal roasted yam sugars, dark roasted malts bring on another layer of complexity. Hops add enough bitterness to balance it all out, this is excellent stuff unlike any other beer I've ever tasted. The pumpkin never comes out as the pumpkin pie notes, but as the earthy gourd that we all love that fleshy flavor of the pumpkin is melded with herbal spice and other starchy vegetables. Some perfume like bitter notes in the finish that almost seem like cinnamon spices, but it's well blended and forms a nice flavorful new beer experience. Definitely not boring or too over the top. Mouthfeel is dry in the finish between hops, herbs, spice with nice dark roasted malts in the base beer. Carbonation is perfect mellow smooth brings all the flavor out. Keep making this beer it will find an audience.

02-26-2012 20:09:27 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of OStrungT
OStrungT

California

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

This beer pours a mohogany color, with a thick, fluffy tan head. The head fades ever so slowly, leaving a nice lace.

This beer has a very mild aroma. I get a slight floral hop arma. Maybe an ever so slight earthy, pumpkin aroma also. A slight lemon zest is also present.

This beer tastes like is smells. Very mild with some lemon flavor. Not much to it. Maybe a slight piney hop flavor too.

This beer leaves a mild lemon zest aftertaste. It is carbonated well for the style.

This beer would probably make a good session beer. It is mild, and low in alcohol.

Overall: I am fairly unimpressed with this one. I was expection a much more pronounced pumpkin flavor. This is a bit boring. Not bad, but just not as exciting as I usually expect from these breweries.

11-28-2011 01:21:17 | More by OStrungT
Photo of SPRichard
SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-20-2011 21:29:40 | More by SPRichard
Photo of mocktm
mocktm

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 16:50:05 | More by mocktm
Photo of jeonseh
jeonseh

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

Bottle poured into a Goose Island snifter

A - Dark, brown with a dark orange hint on the sides. Very clean looking with no noticeable carbonation. Looks to have a light body. Has a one finger, rocky head. The head color reminds me of the top of a mocha

S - Smells of candied raisin and brown sugar with hints of yams and cinnamon. There is a slight hop presence in the nose as well. Very malty.

T - Taste at first is raisins and other dark fruits. I get notes of orange peel at first then the yam starts to come through. In general, there are only hints of the yam and pumpkin. I was a little worried it would be overpowering but it wasn't. There is a light hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. This hop presence is what seperates this beer from a dark, Belgian style. The hops linger well on the in the aftertaste. Until this came through, it did remind me of those Belgian styles given the malty, dark fruit flavor profile.

MF - Medium body with light carbonation and there is a slight stickiness to it. Leaves a slight hop residue on the tongue that lingers in the aftertaste after the beer fades away.

O - An interesting collaboration beer from these three. It reminds me of a dark Belgian ale with a twist given the strong hop presence and the fall flavors of yam and cinnamon. Worth a try if you come across a bottle just because it is an interesting beer.

02-18-2012 04:47:30 | More by jeonseh
Photo of Auraan
Auraan

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +10%

Review based on a bottle purchased in March 2013, so a bit of age on it.
Poured a dark brown with no head and no lacing. Scents of roast malt, caramel, slight soy sauce and a bit of brown sugar. Flavor is no where near as sweet as the scent suggested. Lots of roasted malt throughout, with a sort of herbal quality on the finish. I can't say I can detect any of the individual ingredients (toasted fenugreek, yam, pumpkin, lemon verbena, birch bark) but I feel that the herbs and birch bark contribute to the herbal finish. A slight sweetness is present, but not a large part of the beer. Mouthfeel is thin and light with a low level of carbonation. Not a bad beer for something this old. It doesn't seem oxidized, gone to soy sauce or stale.

03-31-2013 04:29:11 | More by Auraan
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-15-2014 15:50:58 | More by acurtis
Photo of ste5venla
ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-25-2012 23:09:26 | More by ste5venla
Photo of Brenden
Brenden

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

This beer is a pretty dark brown with orange reddish-hues deep within. It forms a head about a finger high that's soft and creamy and holds its form well, never really fading all that much and leaving a mix of leggy and patchy lacing to about the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is a little nondescript, though complex and sturdy. It focuses on the gourd flesh, wood and spices with a thoroughly malty backbone.
The flavor brings out a bit more of this beer's character and complexities. Malts form a solid foundation and balance with a sturdy floral and dry, almost leafy hops bitterness. Spicing comes out strongly and, while I couldn't pinpoint pumpkin, I do get gourd, and it's a nice, raw, fleshy addition. Citrus also hovers throughout, lemony in character, and the finish features a touch of roast and some dry woodiness.
The body is medium. Smoothness is there, but there's a bit more crispness to this one. Carbonation is light, at the appropriate level to work here.
One of the most unusual beers I've had to date, it certainly speaks of three of the most envelope-pushing breweries out there.

04-20-2012 16:13:00 | More by Brenden
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.