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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 269
Gots: 76 | 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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Pours a fairly pale orange-y amber, looks thick. Modest head, dissipates before too long, just a lone continent of that white remains in the sea of umber.

That nose though...
Immediately jumps in with a heavy rich spice and pumpkin combination that is like pumpkin pie, but not that fake canned shit, I'm talking the real from scratch deal. Creamy and sweet with a touch of earthy vegetal underpinning, but the nutmeg and cinnamon and pumpkin seeds take top prize here.

Taste follows the aroma pretty faithfully, maybe edging a little more towards the vegetal pumpkin and relying less heavily on the sweet spices (though they're still there, fear thee not). Medium-thick body is almost chewy, and it lacks the real stale biscuity backdrop that many pumpkins seem to use as a foundation.
I'm no pumpkin beer aficionado, but this is damn tasty. Or should I say... YAM tasty!!?! No, no I should not. That's a terrible pun.

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1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

L - It is amber in color and clear. It is topped with an inch of beige head.

S - This beer has some intense pumpkin pie aroma.

T - The flavor matches the smell. It is full of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It actually tastes like pumpkin pie.

F - Medium

O - This is truly a great pumpkin beer. The flavor and aromas are strong and inviting. This is a great dessert beer.

The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.