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BiFrost - Elysian Brewing Company

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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003

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Photo of Hammerhead18
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasant taste. Could use more hops.

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of knicks19947
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NJB145
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma malt, caramel, faint spice, orange, & hops. Taste zesty bitter hops, citrus, light caramel & malt, peppery spice. More an IPA than Winter ale!

Photo of mjhall1989
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnemeth
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFM
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass. Golden orange color, slightly hazy, very little head and only minor lacing; slight carbonation; earthy/pine scent; a sweet undertone to the flavor-- caramel-like in its finish. Overall: An interesting take on a winter/Christmas ale insofar as it doesn't appear to have any distinct spice flavor and is not particularly memorable. I'd try it again on tap but not likely to buy another sixer. (8.0)

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale goldish amber colored ale with some chill haze. Small white colored head that doesn't last.

Smells malty with some cinnamon and orange but not much.

Starts out malty and mildly bitter. Some strong tea flavor. Vague orange and spice flavors.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall, why did I buy this again? It is just an average ale.

Photo of Louski
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - 'Bifrost' sounds like something out of a 1970s-era Rush song.

This beer pours a hazy, pale copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves a band of misshapen webbed lace around the glass as it evenly slips away.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready caramel malt, muddled tropical fruit, sugary citrus, and herbal, piney, and slightly perfumed hops. The taste is a bit surprising in its lead-in of rather sweet candied pineapple, pear, and apple, followed by some grainy caramel malt, a hint of earthy yeast - in the manner of rising bread - floral, piney hops, and a flinty growing alcohol measure.

The bubbles are generally supportive in their plain, workaday frothiness, the body a stocky medium weight, and more or less smooth, the fruitiness of the hops outrunning the bitterness by a country mile. It finishes on the sweet side of things, the sugary tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) carrying on and on, while the malt and other typical IPA-esque hop esters resign themselves to the back burner.

An interesting take on the winter warmer style, forgoing any seasonal spice additions (it would appear to this scribe) in lieu of some south seas fruitiness, which works well enough, I suppose. More of a sweetness-forward IPA overall, though, which isn't too surprising for this brewery, and where they come from - snow, whazzat?

Photo of Inglum515
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirty_Island
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidloRapid
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M477
2.01/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer didn't do it for me.

Photo of BeerCrack
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KonigObHops
2.72/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer pours a cloudy light orange color (like a new penny). The head was thin and bright white. Don't blink because it was gone in a flash.

The smell is an earthy hops wrapped in pineapple. A bit odd.

The initial taste is almost non-existent. Very flat taste. In the middle there is a hint of citrus. The finish is hoppy. Not strong like an IPA, but similar taste to an IPA with a floral finish.

The mouth feel is crisp. There is a high level of carbonation.

Overall, this beer does not live up to the description on the bottle. The citrus and the hops are both muted, and there is nothing else evident.

Photo of Krashna11
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.