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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 238
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-24-2006)
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

According to the bottle this was the first imperial pumpkin ale, and it's brewed with pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, fermented with spices. Admittedly, I have had this bottle a while so this could be the reason I am seeing a lot of floaters in the appearance here. Other than that, it is an otherwise clear-ish copper color with a white head, which dissipates quickly.

I found the aroma to be very exciting, as the only other pumpkin ale coming this close to "pumpkin pie" aroma is Southern Tier's Pumking. It literally reminds me of actual pumpkin and pumpkin cake. Seemingly very fresh and natural. Maybe a hint of hops hiding within as well.

The taste is fantastic, not at all a letdown in regards to how good the aroma was. Pumpkin pie, graham cracker, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some nice hop bitterness in the finish. Although it's relatively sweet, the pumpkin aspect does not overshadow the fact that it is beer. I would say this is a little more than you get with say, the Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, and a little dialed back in comparison to the Southern Tier.

It seems pretty light as far as ABV, but coats the mouth very nicely. The taste lingers on the palate a while, adding that slight pinch of aforementioned bitterness. As with Elysian's other pumpkin ales, I would highly recommend this one for the fall season.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 02:26:43 | More by Neorebel
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-orange amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, brown sugar

T- pumpkin, malt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, hint of ginger,notable alcohol

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-nice pumpkin ale with good pumkin flavor and a nice spice balance, a little hot though

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 17:54:21 | More by MDDMD
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-04-2013 18:12:34 | More by trapper2408
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-04-2013 11:02:57 | More by Cynic-ale
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brinkdeer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-03-2013 06:53:32 | More by brinkdeer
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backslide311

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

09-02-2013 09:47:27 | More by backslide311
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-17-2013 12:58:12 | More by SkiBum22
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery in Tangletown.

Pours hazy amber with a finger off white head.

Smell is strong pumpkin mash and cinnamon, nice fresh smell.

Taste is smooth pumpkin, clove, spice, graham cracker finish.

I need to try Good Gourde, but this is hands down my favorite pumpkin beer that I have tried.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 20:22:37 | More by Smurf2055
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TwoTrees

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2013 20:26:11 | More by TwoTrees
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jschott75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-21-2013 01:06:34 | More by jschott75
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Ingjald

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-07-2013 19:35:27 | More by Ingjald
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-20-2013 02:34:27 | More by jagada
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-13-2013 06:39:10 | More by HopsMatt
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dbattey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 22:54:46 | More by dbattey
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-31-2013 16:30:38 | More by thampel09
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-23-2013 16:00:28 | More by InspectorBob
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scm2787

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-11-2013 14:52:30 | More by scm2787
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 01:40:50 | More by Illos
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2013 02:11:04 | More by Cdunk11
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2013 04:31:41 | More by Jason1337
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2013 03:52:54 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2013 15:13:24 | More by oldp0rt
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-29-2013 12:17:21 | More by pcarney8
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2013 00:09:12 | More by grimey68
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2013 00:14:59 | More by spycow
The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.