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

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BA SCORE
81
good

611 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
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)
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-09-2013 04:13:20 | More by ChrisKayler
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-07-2013 20:05:26 | More by hannaho
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-07-2013 19:58:04 | More by orangesol
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-24-2013 15:38:10 | More by t0rin0
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kemoarps

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

So, this is a 2011 vintage. It says to consume fresh. I just bought it. King's had it on sale. Now I know why it was on sale.

It pours a fairly deep crisp mahogany. Clear and pretty. Little head, fades fairly quickly.

You really catch the spices on the nose. I haven't used fenugreek in forever, so I only have a fleeting memory of how it smells, but I think I pick it up. I could just be saying that though. The yams aren't overwhelming, in fact almost more pumpkiny than yammy, but that would just be silly.

More of the fenugreek, with the squash (yam/pumpkin) coursing through its veins. lemony hop balance makes it kind of fresh. That would be the lemon verbena, as I read the ingredient list. That sweet hint might be the birch bark? That sounds like a plausible thing, so let's run with it.

I think the birch may also be responsible for hte bitter aftertaste. Not a hoppy bitterness (well maybe a little bit).

I mean.... it's a really unique brew. If you are curious or like any of the listed featured ingredients it's well crafted and worth taking a flyer on (it was on sale: that's what inspired me to pick it up in the first place). Just be fully prepared for what you're getting yourself into.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 08:19:24 | More by kemoarps
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-22-2013 16:22:20 | More by chugamugofsud
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-21-2013 16:47:20 | More by sendbeer
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2013 23:22:39 | More by LambicKing
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-11-2013 03:21:20 | More by Hopstout
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-10-2013 06:12:15 | More by TXhomebrewer
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nafredet1

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-07-2013 01:23:25 | More by nafredet1
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-06-2013 22:55:13 | More by Haybeerman
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-05-2013 01:33:49 | More by jsanford
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-03-2013 07:12:18 | More by kingmaker
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jvillefan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-29-2013 04:41:06 | More by jvillefan
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Danny1217

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

01-07-2013 04:01:04 | More by Danny1217
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doughanson78

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-05-2013 02:58:26 | More by doughanson78
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davelag

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-02-2013 01:01:52 | More by davelag
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mullenite

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-29-2012 14:30:08 | More by mullenite
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

***2011 Vintage***

Appearance: Pours the color of dirty fall leaves (in a good way). An easy 3 finger head that coalesces with the glass. Quite nice with many rings.

Smell: Pumpkin spice, very autumn-like, herbs and roots, lemongrass.

Taste: A wood-like flavor, good spices, robust finish, pumpkin seed, grassy, some lemon and overall nice flavors.

Mouthfeel: Strong malt body is king but the tail end has a bitter bite to it.

Overall: A different take on a pumpkin ale that i quite enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 19:19:38 | More by papat444
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jgluck

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-17-2012 22:26:34 | More by jgluck
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GregoryMo

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-16-2012 03:37:29 | More by GregoryMo
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nas4atu

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-11-2012 20:49:38 | More by nas4atu
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I haven't had one of these Stone collaborations in a while. It's good to get back on the ticking wagon.

Pouring a clear, dark brown with mahogany highlights, this beer is capped with a dense, beige head with excellent retention and a little lacing. The nose is a riot. It really reminds me of this dessert my grandmom used to make called seviyan. Toasted vermicelli, pistachios, cream, sugar and spices are present, though not the usual suspects. While I do smell cardamom, the label informs me that none is present. The pumpkin character is pretty much washed out here, taken over by the adjuncts. Lemon verbana lends a brightening to the nose as well. This is a mess, but a pretty nice one if you ask me.

The palate isn't quite as nice. Too light in body and too carbonated for the flavor profile, this beer has the malt backbone that I swear is toasted vermicelli. This is quickly followed by a blend of lemon verbana and the flavor and mild astringency of fenugreek and the spice of rye. Drying, mildly bitter on the finish with flavors of spice and lemon verbana, there's a little astringency, and maybe, if I look hard enough, some pumpkin. Medium-light in body, this beer is drinking pretty well right now. Color me surprised/impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 05:14:07 | More by DefenCorps
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado pours a clear mahogany with a moderate, fizzy off white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind some spots and lines of lace on the glass.

The aroma is spicy with notes of ginger and nutmeg. Also present is brown sugar, molasses, caramel and toffee.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor has a lot of ginger and nutmeg along with pumpkin, brown sugar, and molasses. It finishes mildly bitter with a touch of lemon citrus. Once gone some tea like flavors linger on the palate.

Lots of interesting flavors in this beer. However, I'm not convinced they all work together harmoniously.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 01:09:52 | More by WanderingFool
The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
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