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Hansel And Gretel - Elysian Brewing Company

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73
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 25.48%
Wants: 5
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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2/5  rDev -35.5%

SamanthaMarieee9, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

cbutova, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of jbarra101
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

jbarra101, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Chetti
4/5  rDev +29%

Chetti, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Rojada1988, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Travcofarms
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Travcofarms, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Monnie
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Monnie, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of jnoelani
4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

jnoelani, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -67.7%

tmars13, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Howlader
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Howlader, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a translucent golden yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and had a half finger of white bubbly head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of root ginger upfront in the aroma with toasted grain notes, a little spice, maybe slight hop notes, mild citrus and very muted pumpkin spice as well.

T: the root ginger was also the star player in the flavor alongside toasted sweet malts, very little citrus, pumpkin spice notes, muted piney hops, plenty of grains with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: the brew was medium to light in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a spice, mildly hoppy, potent ginger, grainy, earthy and slight crisp finish.

O: Sorry to say but it was my least favorite out of the pumpkin series and the root ginger character was way too potent for me to enjoy.

Gobzilla, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.38/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

OWSLEY069, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Gehrig13, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear yellowish orange color with a one inch head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: ginger is all you can really detect.

Taste: grass, ginger, some lemon zest, pepper, and a mild bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting ginger aftertaste.

Overall: not really much of a pumpkin beer as one would expect. Ginger is a bit overpowering here. Not bad but it didn't hit the mark for me.

Gavage, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

angrybabboon, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy straw/gold. Head is a loose bubbly bright-white and drops to a small loose cap and collar. Some lacing, but nothing lasting.

Smell: So much ginger. Sweet ginger candy clued with fresh ginger root. Some nice layers of spice, nutmeg lingering in the back. Some grassy notes. Pale malt sweetness. Spicy and super floral. Flowers with crystallized ginger coating. Did I mention ginger.

Taste: Pale malts, some minor nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Ginger. Fresh, spicy ginger root. Caramelized ginger candy. Vague pale malt sweetness but it's all about the ginger. It's dominating. Almost peppery levels of spiciness

Mouthfeel: Light with a medium carbonation. Lingering dry spiciness.

Overall: Gingervitis.

If you ever wanted to know what ginger does to a beer, this is it. Missed the pumpkin and that was said.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

AngusOg, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

oline73, Nov 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

brez8791, Nov 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

pwoody11, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

HumphreyLee, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

dtx00, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Oct 24, 2012
Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.