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BiFrost - Elysian Brewing Company

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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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Ratings: 319 | Reviews: 163 | Display Reviews Only:
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-10-2014 12:50:56 | More by xnicknj
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-09-2014 18:49:52 | More by mattsmith413
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DaveRinn

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-09-2014 18:11:56 | More by DaveRinn
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle given to me as a gift for cat sitting for a week. Worth it! I drank this thing down in less time than it took to walk home (15 mins). Just couldnt stop sipping it. By far one of the best overall beers Ive tried, winter or otherwise. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 18:15:49 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Trfagan3

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-05-2014 01:48:05 | More by Trfagan3
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-03-2014 04:46:07 | More by StoutHunter
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Amerikon

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-02-2014 04:39:08 | More by Amerikon
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-02-2014 00:46:26 | More by Boozecamel
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deadxmastrees

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2014 02:55:16 | More by deadxmastrees
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blackjack33

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-30-2013 00:52:54 | More by blackjack33
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 02:02:13 | More by kmos27
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-28-2013 22:21:14 | More by mikeburd1128
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cherche

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2013 06:18:53 | More by cherche
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has pretty good retention. The head is a creamy, pure cotton-white while the body is a dull, medium amber which appears as a hazy, pale to medium amber when held up to the light. The lacing is tending toward sheeting already.

Nose- Starts off with a unresolved mix of fruit esters that eventually start to show some notes of strawberry, cherry, and peach. Mostly red fruits but some basic citrus as well- orange and lemon. Some hints of caramel from the glass. Swirling shows some grapefruit, orange peel, and a bit of mustiness.

Taste- Starts off with citrus (some orange and lemon) which transitions into more bitter citrus (grapefruit) and then into a mix of bittering hops. Matchstick and earwax. Pine and resin. Some caramel followed by some clay and a general earthiness. The earthy hops tend to mellow out the bittering hops a bit and make this a little more accessible. After a while, the grass and earth notes start to overtake the grapefruit, pine, and resin. Very interesting progression. Not really a mix of hops I've encountered much but its one that is growing on me. Definitely gives it more substance and makes it more than just another IPA brewed for winter (which is what I'm beginning to think “winter ale”means). Not that it isn't really just an IPA, it's just a different kind of IPA. I was thinking they used German hops but it turns out to be Styrian Goldings which is a East European variant of the famous English hop. Above average to good but closer to above average. Touches of honey.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation, slight zing.

Drinkability- Fairly accessible and doesn't show any heat. Seems to be around the standard price for a craft six pack so this is a little bit of a bargain because of the high ABV. Sucks for it that Lagunitas has another, better beer out at the same time.

Overall- Above average to good beer. I would definitely give it a try as it is a little bit of a departure from the norm. It isn't wildly experimental but could give pause.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:19:42 | More by artoolemomo
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TheBaumer

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2013 18:05:00 | More by TheBaumer
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jslice99

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-25-2013 07:14:23 | More by jslice99
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-23-2013 01:06:28 | More by Kerrie
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2013 12:43:23 | More by micromaniac129
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-20-2013 13:49:35 | More by BeerForMuscle
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StevenH

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2013 08:13:03 | More by StevenH
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2013 01:49:12 | More by mikefuski17
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ckollias

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2013 23:12:10 | More by ckollias
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hattrick95

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-14-2013 18:54:54 | More by hattrick95
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2013 03:36:02 | More by Greels
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2013 03:28:13 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.