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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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614 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Bottle from Spirited in Lenox MA Pours a solid dark brown with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. It smells like a Bruery pumpkin beer all right. Light pumpkin spice, brown sugar, a hint of caramel with a certain gourdiness to it. The flavor mimics the aroma fairly well and finishes a bit dry. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost bubbly mouthfeel. Ok beer, that I wished I’d noticed was 2 years old before I bought it.

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12 oz. bottle, vintage 2011. Not entirely sure at how old this is, but it's approaching it's second birthday, I'm sure. Bottle says to drink fresh; do not age. I just saw this beer for the first time at a local beer shop for 99 cents, so I decided to give it a try. Expectations are still fairly high, based on the breweries involved, and also because I love pumpkin beers.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours one finger of quickly dissipating light brown head on top of a beautiful dark ruby colored body. No lacing.

S - Smell is very unique. Earthy herbal spice rack notes from the fenugreek, sweet malts, tea leaves, lemon peel, and some wood notes from the birch bark. Herbal oregano / thyme / fenugreek spice rack notes are the dominant factor here.

T - Taste follows the nose: dirty earthy herbs, citric lemon peel from the lemon verbena, sweet tea leaf malt presence, and some hop bitterness on the finish. Still not tasting any distinct pumpkin or yam presence in here, though.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, a bit sticky with some dryness lingering on the finish.

Overall, I'd say this is a beer to try once and then not again. Too many strange things happening here, and the herbal notes block out any chance at experiencing any actual pumpkin or yams out of this one. Maybe it was better fresh, but I guess I'll never know.

The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado ---3.5/5

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