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Hansel And Gretel - Elysian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 25.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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 cbarrett4:
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured from tap at Saraveza Portland during Elysian Pumpkin Festival into spooky little Elysian Halloween snifter.

An interesting beer that I enjoyed but wouldn't really go out of my way to find. Smells of spice and ginger with a hint of German/Czech malts. Not getting much pumpkin on the nose.

On the palate I really taste the fresh ginger (yum!) and a hint of pumpkin. There is some spice, but it's muted. I was hoping for a gingerbread spice kind of thing... but it's really a lot of ginger.

10-27-2011 16:39:11 | More by cbarrett4
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-09-2012 00:20:07 | More by mrosenfeld32
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-16-2012 00:13:43 | More by acurtis
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2/5  rDev -35.3%

10-17-2013 19:44:23 | More by mdaschaf
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-16-2014 14:16:40 | More by Griffith
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

11-27-2013 18:46:10 | More by Ralphs66
Photo of EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.26/5  rDev +5.5%

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

10-17-2013 23:02:47 | More by EBeckett3
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1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

12-07-2012 15:34:51 | More by Travcofarms
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

10-21-2012 01:38:07 | More by Gmann
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2013 17:07:51 | More by ConradKenney
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-28-2012 22:58:23 | More by dtx00
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

01-29-2014 06:23:36 | More by gillagorilla
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North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

10-13-2013 06:41:21 | More by n2185
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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

01-04-2014 03:18:10 | More by GrantBrennan
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3.95/5  rDev +27.8%

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.

10-24-2012 02:49:33 | More by LiquidAmber
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -11%

11-25-2013 13:20:46 | More by campfirebrew
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New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

11-10-2012 05:08:18 | More by angrybabboon
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New York

3.36/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

06-08-2013 02:28:04 | More by metter98
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-10-2013 18:25:00 | More by salthemonster
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New York

4/5  rDev +29.4%

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell consisted of dry pumpkin spice and a light caramel.

The taste featured a light spice, a grainy malt and a residual spiciness.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and light pumpkin lager.

10-14-2009 18:13:21 | More by plaid75
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3.23/5  rDev +4.5%

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white carbonation on top of the pour. The carbonation fades rather quickly.

Smell: This one is quite light and full of ginger. There is also a fruity citrus note that goes pretty well with the ginger.

Taste: The ginger just annihilates everything else in this one. There is a slightly sweet and very light malt flavor. I'm getting some citrus like notes here as well. The finish is bitter and full of ginger.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought it was a bit misleading to call this a pumpkin beer. I would have just called it a ginger beer and left it at that. Not bad, but not as advertised.

11-06-2012 23:03:33 | More by oline73
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-16-2012 05:34:37 | More by Birdlegs
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4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

12-05-2012 03:35:58 | More by jnoelani
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3.41/5  rDev +10.4%

Reviewed from notes.

A- Light golden bodied beer that has a decent amount of haziness poured into a goblet. Small white cap forms with fine bubbles and a foamy texture. Small ring leaves a nice amount of lace webs.

S- Ginger BOMB. Like when you are mashing it up for Asian cooking. Vegetal and light malt hints in the background.

T- Seriously this is stronger than any ginger ale soda I have ever had, it is like eating the ginger to cleanse the palate at a sushi restaurant. Fresh, fresh ginger. Some light pumpkin and hop influence but mostly just ginger.

MF- Creamy body on the light side of things. Ginger spice is massive on the palate and there is a lower end carbonation with a silky feel.

Ginger bomb to the absolute max. I enjoy this flavor but it is very unbalanced and over the top.

01-14-2013 03:47:46 | More by cbutova
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -35.3%

12-07-2012 03:16:41 | More by Monnie
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Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
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