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Hansel And Gretel - Elysian Brewing Company

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73
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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 26.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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cbarrett4

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 16:39:11 | More by cbarrett4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles and I have taken to enlisting aid in doing so. The real logjam comes in the form of bombers. Do not misunderstand me, I am capable of drinking the contents of a bomber by myself, but I am hesitant to do so. Bomb(er)s away! This is my 2,700th review, BTW.

Justin Chlan and I were now joined by one of my former mentors, Tom "Beek" Biechler on the porch.

From the bottle: "Ginger Pumpkin Pils Malt Beverage Brewed with Pumpkin and Ginger"; "Hansel and Gretel is of the lighter pumpkin fare - spiced with fresh ginger and hopped with lots of Czech Saaz hops."; "Brewhouse [:] Elysian Brewing Company operates three brewpubs in the city of Seattle and has won Large brewpub and Brewmaster of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado."; "Cheers! [undersigned] Dick Cantwell, Head Brewer".

I got the cap off and poured for each of us, producing a finger of yellowish head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy light-yellow (SRM = 2). Nose was redolent with ginger! It should have read "... Brewed with Ginger and Pumpkin", instead. Mouthfeel was light, not thin, but very effervescent. The taste was almost completely ginger. Finish was super-dry with the ginger flavor actually ramping up in intensity at the extreme finish. Wow! This would be fantastic with sushi and as a palate cleanser, it was a welcome change of pace. However, I would recommend against an entire bomber to oneself (which I did not do, BTW).

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 15:12:33 | More by woodychandler
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +21%

06-28-2014 02:43:13 | More by wrightst
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5/5  rDev +61.3%

06-19-2014 04:03:41 | More by D41391
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-24-2014 00:34:53 | More by tastymug
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle
poured into a glass, it has a hazy gold color body with a very little head. The smell is ginger. The taste is up front ginger and some spiceyness from the ginger. I wish the pumpkin would come through more. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall if you like ginger, you will like this beer. It is a good pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 20:15:45 | More by chefhatt
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

02-01-2014 21:16:43 | More by LoveStout
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3/5  rDev -3.2%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

01-16-2014 14:16:40 | More by Griffith
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

01-04-2014 03:18:10 | More by GrantBrennan
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -67.7%

12-04-2013 07:19:20 | More by NonicPanic
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-04-2013 01:37:13 | More by ejimhof
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-28-2013 21:11:47 | More by ummswimmin
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Ralphs66

New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-27-2013 18:46:10 | More by Ralphs66
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Stuck2dascript

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-26-2013 10:56:58 | More by Stuck2dascript
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campfirebrew

New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-15-2013 17:07:51 | More by ConradKenney
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zacharrry

California

3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If you don't like ginger don't drink this beer. If you do like ginger give it a shot and ignore the ginger haters giving this beer bad reviews. I wish the pumpkin flavor came through a little more strongly but all-in-all it was an enjoyable beer with a strong ginger flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:17:35 | More by zacharrry
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Eando35

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-01-2013 22:44:15 | More by Eando35
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LibraLady

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

10-27-2013 21:22:09 | More by LibraLady
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

10-26-2013 14:40:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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jkball01

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-24-2013 01:39:51 | More by jkball01
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bernat1971

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

10-23-2013 02:57:16 | More by bernat1971
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-22-2013 19:53:47 | More by InspectorBob
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mdfb79

New York

2.89/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

From 10/17/13 notes. Had on tap at Ginger Man in NYC, served in a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy golden orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, ginger, veggies, light pumkins, yams, and pepper. Not a fan of the nose at all...all spices and ginger to me.

t - Tastes of ginger, light pumkin, bread, spice, pepper, toasted malts, vegetables. Little more pumpkin here and little less spice, better than the nose, though still not great.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

o - Overall I wasn't a big fan of this one at all. The ginger and spices dominate, and there isn't much else to it. Wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 19:13:01 | More by mdfb79
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Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.