The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by Murrhey:
3.23/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- One finger of quickly eroding white head that leaves a tight white ring around the top. Somewhat murky straw color. Particles floating around make the clarity relatively low. Thin ribbons of white lacing. Appealing. It would look nicer with a more pronounced head.
S- Well balanced pumpkin, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon. Really just a scoop of pumpkin pie in a glass. Very appealing. Hides any trace of alcohol.
T- Doesn't live up to the high expectations of the smell. Alcohol is much more present here, and drops with a bitter clang, outweighing any potential sweetness or warm maltiness from the pumpkin and caramel malts. The warm pumpkin pie sort of fades into a more aggressive squash and vinegar sort of flavor. Makes me wonder if I waited too long to open this.
M- Acrid carbonation, light body and a relatively messy finish. Not terrible. Not great.
O- The smell was to die for. The taste failed me in what was going to become my favorite pumpkin beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 04:55:49 | More by Murrhey
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