The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
11-03-2013 00:28:30 | More by Kayaker
4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
10-30-2013 13:30:07 | More by Kuaff
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
bomber bought from Little's Wine and Liquor.
A&S: Fantastic smell, pure pumpkin pie. With all the spices you would expect in a good pumpkin pie: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ect. Very strong aroma as well. Murky orange colored beer. Head is bright white with no retention.
T&M: more bready than the smell would make you think. I'm getting some mintyness like I was getting from Dry Docks pumpkin only not as strong. Pretty sweet. Thick and luscious mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied and on the lower end of carbonation.
Overall: A very good beer, but I think I might like the Night Owl from Elysian just a tad more.
10-25-2013 03:03:50 | More by minterro
The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.