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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-24-2006)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks go out to SuzyGreenberg for the bottle. Haven't had this one in a while and excited to have the opportunity again.

Pours an orangey clear color with a stark white head that lingers pretty well and leaves good lacing.

Nose is a ton of pumpkin spices and some thick sweet pumpkin notes as well. Roasted pumpkin seed and an almost gingerbread mannish spice note.

Taste is incredibly comprehensive. Pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and all-spice, nutmeg and slight clove, even what almost seems like bread crust. A tiny touch of creamy sweetness in there too. Not much of a hop profile, but thats expected. Finish is moderately dry, and pumpkin spice lingers on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is actually ever so slightly thinner than i expected, but its fine where it is. Carbonation is ideal, and it is pretty good as far as being slick enough to feel like a real treat.

Drinkability is solid, especially for the nearly 8% abv. Although, this is probably not the best choice for a session beer, but rather more of a dessert. Could easily take down two bombers though.

Overall, this is definitely one of the best pumpkin ales out there. If you are a fan of pumpkin beers this is an absolute must try. Don't be fooled by the relative mediocrity of night owl bottles (though its ok on tap). The Great Pumpkin is definitely where elysian's holiday spirit shines. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 04:52:35 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.