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Hansel And Gretel - Elysian Brewing Company

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74
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 24.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-10-2007)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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2.38/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a small dryness, but not much there. In the taste, A small spice and small dryness, which hides the basic pils tastes. A spice like bite and a watery and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice in the aftertaste. Thin, watery, and a bit strange, not a fan of this one.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - golden, with lovely head. Very good laces.
S- Gingery,malt, hops
T- overpowering ginger, no burn like ginger beer, but a dry, slightly bitter taste due to hops.
M- Ginger, ginger, ginger...light body, not much there
O- Disappointing...wonder if it might be better on a hot day as a thirst quencher, but i wouldn't buy another

Served in a 16 oz pilsner glass at Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ

Photo of Travcofarms
1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of munimula
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Had on tap. Pretty excellent balance of pumpkin and ginger considering pumpkin is a light flavor and ginger can be so powerful.

Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a light toasted hue. The head is big and pillowy, pure white.

The aroma is big on the ginger. Very similar to the pickled ginger you get with sushi. Not much else from the aroma, perhaps some peppery notes from the hops. The aroma is nice but one dimensional.

Again, the flavor is big with the pickled ginger flavor. There is some gourdy pumpkin flavor but not much. The ginger provides a bit of a soapy flavor which is what I usually get from pickled ginger. There is some of the cracker dryness that you get from a traditional pils and the grassy peppery hops.

Light to moderate, not as crisp as a traditional pils. The ginger provides a nice sweet offset for the pils. Lightly bitter in the finish. Drinks well.

A good beer but too much of a one drink pony to be great. You will need to like ginger to like this beer.

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of n2185
2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: tons of ginger on the nose with pumpkin and chai spice notes. There are some candy sugar aromas as well.

T: tons of ginger here as well with some chai and pumpkin spice-like flavors. There are some candy sugar flavors before a somewhat bitter finish.

M: light body with lowish carbonation, this beer is light and a ljttle watery.

O: simplistic and a bit overpowering on the ginger, but not a bad beer.

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber. One finger white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma dominated by ginger (smells like fresh crystallized ginger) with light grassy hops and sweet malt. Flavor starts as a hoppy pilsner, lightly grassy with sweet malt and spicy hops, finishing pleasantly spicy ginger and hops. Very nice flavor progression and well balanced. Surprisingly strong flavors for a low ABV beer. On the light side of medium bodied. I really enjoyed this, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin flavor. Quite ginger forward, which I liked.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/9/12

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Mostly clear, slightly hazy golden orange - pours with a white, foamy head - fades to a small, wispy head, leaves some spotty streaks

Smell: Ginger, with more ginger (and ginger) - holy hell, this is liquid ginger - nostril burning - some fleshy pumpkin in the background - light, pale malts underneath, and some grassy pilsner hops - so, it's like a pile of chopped ginger, drizzled with liquid pumpkin, decorated by grass

Taste: Ginger - remarkably potent ginger flavor - spicy - below the ginger, there is some nice, fleshy pumpkin reminiscent of other Elysian beers - grassy Czech Saaz hops - light pilsner malts - overall, multiple kinds of spicy

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, would be really quaffable if it weren't so spicy

Overall:Hansel And Gretel? More like Ginger and Ginger

Good thing I don't hate ginger, because this is like a liquid ode to gender. It's very interesting, but it really takes like an experiment.

Photo of metter98
3.36/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface along with some small patches of bubbles.
S: Moderately strong aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of ginger.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of ginger flavors and seems like it would be and interesting choice to pair with sushi.

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.