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Hansel And Gretel - Elysian Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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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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mdfb79

New York

2.89/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

10-21-2013 19:13:01 | More by mdfb79
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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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mdaschaf

Washington

2/5  rDev -35.3%

10-17-2013 19:44:23 | More by mdaschaf
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n2185

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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deonreds

New York

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

10-10-2013 18:25:59 | More by deonreds
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-10-2013 18:25:00 | More by salthemonster
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Murrhey

Montana

2.33/5  rDev -24.6%

Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head that recedes quickly. Hazy goldenrod color.

S- Strong ginger aroma. I hate ginger. Pumpkin flavor is here too. Crisp pils smells sneak in at the end, but they are beaten down by the other aromas. Not a fan.

T- Ginger ginger ginger. I dislike this intensely. Once you get beyond the ginger, the pilsner notes come out.

M- Slightly vinous feel and light body.

O- I really don't like ginger. That kinda ruins the whole beer for me. Sorry Elysian.

10-10-2013 03:35:25 | More by Murrhey
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

10-08-2013 23:59:45 | More by Chevelle66
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-04-2013 05:09:43 | More by Zach122
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

10-03-2013 22:43:20 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-01-2013 00:16:25 | More by wonothesane42
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Asics

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-08-2013 05:18:02 | More by Asics
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rand

California

4.06/5  rDev +31.4%

From 22 oz bomber to flute glass

One of four selections provided in Elysian's festive 'Pumpkin Patch' gift box.

A: Copper-tan in color, clear, as a gentle pour yields a wispy, 1/2-inch head leaving small patches of lacing around the glass.

S: A huge blast of freshly grated ginger spearheads the nose. Fresh tones of pumpkin and honey-sweet malts are right in tow. Faint notes of earthy hops round the bouquet, but wow, this is one gingery lager.

T/M: As hinted in the nose, the flavors are strongly ginger-forward. Plenty of pumpkin as well, blending nicely with a malty, slightly chewy complexion, which is surprisingly stodgy for the style. The profile is festive, with notes of paprika and nutmeg accenting the pumpkin undertone. Fortunately, the palate remains relatively dry and quenched between sips, which finishes quickly and gingery.

It seems this is under-appreciated. It's flavors and essence steer a wide path from traditional beer flavors, but a slow and ponderous sip will still yield healthy notes of honey-sweet malts and earthy hops. Obviously, if you don't like ginger, forget about it, but if you like an occasional mule or ginger beer, you could do a lot worse.

09-06-2013 07:53:15 | More by rand
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-22-2013 05:50:42 | More by jagada
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev +10.4%

A: Pours a super hazy medium apricot in color with moderate amounts of carbonation and a faint amount of pale orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy bright white head that slowly reduce to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of ginger over the top of lighter notes of pumpkin and pale + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a very light flavors of pale and biscuit malts. That is quickly overtaken by light flavors of pumpkin and moderate to strong flavors of ginger, lemongrass, and black pepper. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: The ginger is almost overpowering in this brew - I wish it was a little more subtle and the pumpkin was slightly more pronounced. Interesting, enjoyable but not necessarily something I would have with any regularity.

06-08-2013 02:40:10 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

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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scm2787

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-11-2013 14:53:35 | More by scm2787
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -67.6%

05-08-2013 03:02:30 | More by tommyguz
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BeerOps

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

02-14-2013 03:50:21 | More by BeerOps
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SamanthaMarieee9


2/5  rDev -35.3%

02-02-2013 02:55:37 | More by SamanthaMarieee9
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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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iKrystin

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2013 20:31:00 | More by iKrystin
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jbarra101

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-30-2012 22:07:46 | More by jbarra101
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-24-2012 03:26:33 | More by NickThePyro
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Chetti

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.4%

12-12-2012 10:07:34 | More by Chetti
Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.