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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Great PumpkinThe Great Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 250
Gots: 53 | 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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-17-2014 03:12:05 | More by DrunkinYogi
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n2185

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: sweet, squashy pumpkin aromas dominate with pumpkin pie spices and notes of caramel apples and vanilla.

T: pumpkin pie spices, sweet breads, squashy pumpkin pie, vanilla, a slightly boozy finish.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is nicely creamy.

O: a great pumpkin ale overall. Definitely one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:06:40 | More by n2185
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-16-2014 14:13:04 | More by Griffith
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AshB

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-17-2013 04:04:06 | More by AshB
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Nocontrol1977

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-12-2013 03:59:37 | More by Nocontrol1977
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-05-2013 18:04:50 | More by Eighty
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-04-2013 07:19:56 | More by NonicPanic
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-30-2013 02:42:07 | More by richkrull
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Stuck2dascript

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2013 02:11:10 | More by Stuck2dascript
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

The beer appears a radiant orange hue with a small head that rapidly fades to nil. The aroma offers cinnamon, pumpkin pie, brown sugar. Sweet and definitely true to style. Lots of brown sugar and cinnamon character. Thin body with low carbonation. Alcohol content well hidden. A tasty beer, though a little goes a long way. A good beer to share a few ways.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 20:18:35 | More by Huhzubendah
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Bobk80

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-26-2013 11:04:22 | More by Bobk80
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-25-2013 01:05:30 | More by XmnwildX12
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wise456

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2013 00:12:07 | More by wise456
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superspak

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, caramel, brown sugar, clove, allspice, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Absolutely insane aromas with incredible complexity and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, allspice, toast, caramel, brown sugar, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, pie crust, nutmeg, clove, allspice, caramel, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with big authentic pumpkin presence and fantastic malt/spice balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely insane imperial pumpkin ale. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of malt/pumpkin/spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A world class pumpkin ale for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:16:44 | More by superspak
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-17-2013 00:22:10 | More by JISurfer
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-16-2013 03:27:30 | More by jaydoc
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-15-2013 17:08:30 | More by ConradKenney
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-08-2013 15:26:50 | More by ryser2k
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Necropsy

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-07-2013 22:32:57 | More by Necropsy
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-05-2013 23:01:46 | More by blameo
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angelmonster

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2013 02:51:54 | More by angelmonster
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-03-2013 00:49:17 | More by razorsdescent
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great pumpkin. Well balanced mild spices. Nice aroma and taste. Nice pumpkin flavor. Definitely one of the top 10 pumpkin beers. Smooth rich flavor. Not watery like many of the pumpkins out there. Too bad beers like this are available for such a short period.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 00:28:30 | More by Kayaker
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2013 18:46:20 | More by ummswimmin
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-01-2013 23:14:15 | More by DrStiffington
The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.