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

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BA SCORE
81
good

615 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 29
Gots: 33 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-18-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured amber into a tulip, finger of foam.

Very strong aroma, cooked pumpkin with spices. Smells like it will be sweet.

Surprised by how smooth the initial palate was compared to how it finished. The backbone is definitely Stone, powerful. Very pleasant. The flavor jumps around a lot, but nothing displeasing.

Very good. Nothing super amazing, but I enjoyed it.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Lledd
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Sam Adams ale glass.

A: Deep mahogany brown. Medium carbonation movement. Very little head fading quickly. Honestly, it looks kind of sexy for a beer.<4.25>

S: Lemon is upfront but not overpowering. The yams come through on a sweet note with the malts. There is a very faint aroma of hops, just bitter. <3.75>

T: There's an earthy malt flavor with just enough bitter hops for balance. On the finish there is a brown sugar kind of sweetness. The root vegetables add a depth of sweetness, it's nice actually. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and has a touch of maple syrup to it. This is almost like a "candied beer", but it's not child's candy sweet, it's a deep sweet, probably from the yams. The lemon blends in really well helping out the hops and cutting the sweet flavors. This is surprisingly good. <4.25>

M: Lots of non-aggresive, small-medium bubbled carbonation. The body is a little thin for the flavor profile. But then again that might be a good thing. I could see this beer bogging my palate down if it had the body of a stout or porter. <4>

O: Surprisingly good for all the strange ingredients. Very balanced, a unique depth of sweetness and just enough hops and lemon to make it very drinkable. I will buy this again next time I see it. <4.25>

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz from Whole Foods, Snarlington, consumed awhile back and reviewed from notes

a: poured into a tall tulip-ish glass, the beer is a grade-b maple syrup in color with a thin coating of carbonation that disappears with a quickness

s: the nose combines toasty caramelized brown malts supplemented with mild undertones of pumpkin and yam, the deeply spicy fenugreek somewhere between celery and maple evoking curry as it warms, and the robust woody mint notes of birch bark; really dig these spices - giving something of a root soda spice that plays well with the fermentable side of the equation

m: carbonation moderate - lively and a touch prickly, medium in body

t: clean toasted brown malts without the level of sweetness that the nose might lead one to expect, birch bark and fenugreek spice sit around moderate strengths, with toasty, dry notes pulling through after the swallow, a little minty with a woody, almost smoky aftertaste, grassy hop flavors and a mild to moderate bitterness

o: an interesting alt-play on the pumpkin ale style featuring some unusual spices, it’s plenty interesting on the nose, but falls a little short on the palate, without much malt or pumpkin depth for the spices to kick around with

Photo of Auraan
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.