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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 270
Gots: 61 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Stuck2dascript, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Bobk80, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

wise456, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

superspak, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

JISurfer, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ConradKenney, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ryser2k, Nov 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Necropsy, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

blameo, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

angelmonster, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

razorsdescent, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Kayaker
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Kayaker, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ummswimmin, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

DrStiffington, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ironcityblackand, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

geodonnokepyo, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

I_Like_Beer, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Kuaff
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank at cellar temperature in a cellar.

This one presents a one-finger white head that fizzles away fast, over a transparent dark golden-orange body. This becomes an opaque orange once the last of the ale is poured out with the yeast sediment at the bottle's bottom.

This stuff gives off a STRONG aroma blend of pureed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. After cracking the bottle open and pouring a snifter-full, I can smell it a couple feet away. Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are pretty prominent. Incredibly, there's also a nutty, seedy smell, which must be from the pumpkin SEEDS this was brewed with. I also pick up just a touch of vanilla. There's not a whole lot more I could ask for in a pumpkin ale aroma.

The taste isn't nearly as intense as the smell, but I do get some sweet pumpkin, along with a bit of spiciness. Cloves come through more in the flavor than in the scent. A fairly sweet and refreshing flavor.

The carbonation is fairly bubbly and the feel is moderately bubbly. Not bad.

A quality pumpkin ale that delivers what one would expect from the style.

Kuaff, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jacwomyn, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

UHCougar12, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Houser, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

LibraLady, Oct 26, 2013
The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.