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BiFrost - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003)
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Photo of ColdWaffles
2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Wait, is this a Winter Warmer? Doesn't really look the part.... Hazy appearance, solid lacy head... Is this one of those unfiltered beers with holiday spices that has been trending recently?

Smell: A little bit of hops, not much else. Enjoyed in Philly area, so the bottle has traveled a little.

Taste: Definitely not what I'd call a Winter Warmer in the Mid-Atlantic or New England areas... Kinda a lightly spiced pale ale, which I guess is what they describe it as. Not bad if you gulp it, but when I let it sit a bit it was a little pungent. Maybe its the batch? I'm sure the taste overall isn't, but all things considered, it still feels off.

Mouthfeel: This is nice if I take it as a pale ale. Pretty sticky, enjoyable.

I can't recommend this as a winter warmer at all. It's an interesting pseudo-Winter Pale Ale, but it doesn't quite hit the mark there either. This maybe needs a re-brand and a little tuning. Not a big fan, would not buy again. Shame, this is my first Elysian brew and I've heard good things. Will have to give something else a go.

ColdWaffles, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jnoelani, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Gehrig13, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

4ster, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

MacStinson, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MarkyMOD, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dmorgan310, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of riversider76
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden/amber/orange with a thin white head. Nice rentention, and laceing. Aroma is of grassy hops, and fruit. Body is medium with some carbonation. Taste is explosion of fruit ,carmel, candy, and hops. This is a unique flavor. A must try.

riversider76, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jmccraney, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

KlayWey, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Braz, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rfreed, Nov 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Nzinger, Nov 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of marcellaproust
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an unusual and delicious beer. I thought it'd be rated more highly than 85. It was difficult to pinpoint, because it's not exactly what I'd call a winter ale, nor is it a golden ale like Leffe, but it does bring those to mind. After writing up my notes, I had to peek at top reviewers and I saw one which mentioned "cardamom." Rats--exactly what I'd been tasting and could just not pinpoint myself. Well, I'll add "anise" to that, the two of which will account for the unanticipated spice notes. Appearance and pour: 1/4 beady head with hazy golden, tan color. Very pleasing nose of chamomile flowers and cinna-mint (cinnamint sans gum flavor). Body: full although that is cut and masked by very active carbonation and a dry finish. Starts peppery, mid way smooth, lacto and barley drive-bys but zero yeasty bready Belgian aleness. Finish again peppery, spiced, spiked, dry. This is an interesting winter beer, and I'm sorry its uniqueness initiate a 'categorical error' in those who've found it wanting.

marcellaproust, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Temporalis, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Molson2000, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

confusedidols, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dominic4beer, Jun 10, 2012
BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.