The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.03/5 rDev -43.5%
Pour - Dark chestnut with a slight yellow tinted head.
Smell - With a smell of yams (with the marshmallow topping), hints of cinnamon, and birch.
Taste - Going in to it i thought it was going to be heavy and super flavorful beer. I found it to be the opposite. Light mouth feel. Flavors of cinnamon and yams, no big hints of pumpkin in my opinion.
Please note. I DO NOT LIKE PUMPKIN BEER, and did not read the label before buying. Not one i would recommend.
08-19-2012 22:16:31 | More by inandon
2.05/5 rDev -42.9%
Sampled 1.5-2 oz. of my friend's bottle at Poor Phil's on November 22nd, 2011, in a tulip glass.
A - Mahogany brown color, lots of carbonation on the sides of the glass. Fair retention and lacing. Nothing special here.
S - I get more pumpkin than yams here, and this character reminds me a bit of The Bruery's Autumn Maple. Otherwise, it's pretty boring. Lemon zest and and earthy-quality (likely the bark) combine for a pretty strange undertone in the nose.
T - Blah, this kinda sucked. More yams, less pumpkin, very little citrus to cut bland malt grains in the middle and backend of the drink. This is horribly integrated and lacks flavor.
M - Light-medium body, good carbonation. Honestly, this is probably the shortest finish I've ever experienced in a craft brew.
D - Big time disappointment for me. For what went into this batch, I would've expected something far more flavorful and exciting.
11-27-2011 19:13:45 | More by Auracom
2.25/5 rDev -37.3%
Pours a brownish amber color with a medium size light brown tinged head.
Aromas begin with lightly burnt raisin, deeply toasted brown sugar encrusted caramelized brown bread crust and a citrus note somehow that is a bit like Meyer lemon or not quite floral orange zest. As it warms I get a fair amount of woodiness to it and the spice notes become quite dominant.
The tastes begin with caramelized and toasted malt character up front that quickly yields to an ample spiciness and a woody character to it. As it warms it continues to get quite spicy and seems to be a bit too sharp at times; woody notes also become a bit burdensome on the palate.
Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. The finish also has a brightness to it from a lemon zest like flavor, though the spices seem to slow this down a bit.
Overall this was a huge miss for me. The flavor profile is too spicy and sharp to be enjoyable even if you were going to pair this with food. The spiciness clashes too much with the toasted, slightly roasted malt character as well.
08-21-2012 14:12:05 | More by claspada
2.5/5 rDev -30.4%
Pours a dark amber/chestnut brown color with golden orange edges and a one finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with lots of pumpkin, autumnal spice and toasted malt. Pumpkin purée along with cinnamon, clove and ginger followed by caramel, toast and hazelnut.
Medium bodied with a dry herbal presence that lingers throughout into a medicinal finish. Not really all that sweet with more of a vegetal pumpkin/yam presence with some dry, zesty spice. Hints of toasted pumpkin seed, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove followed by some caramel, toast, rye and a strange medicinal finish. Kind of a mess.
08-12-2012 17:41:01 | More by corby112
The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.