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The Men's Room Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Men's Room AleThe Men's Room Ale

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 06-16-2010)
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United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%

Coming in a 650ml bomber brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; production date 15/02/13, served gently chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

Appearance: pours a dark amber hue with enchanting red hues and light haze, coming with a fast dissipating white foamy head and rather mild carbonation.
Smell: the smell is like one’s standard American Pale Ale, that the Cascade/Willamette-like sweet citric & lightly earthy hop aroma is balanced with the caramely and gently biscuity malts; a good swirl gives rise to a mixed malt-hop presence almost like Chinese longan-fruit tea/soup, along with more soothing citrus aroma to boot and a “sidelined” tinge of sweet floral esters.
Taste: effervescent, the lightly acidic-sweet fruity entry is interestingly well-attenuated and not boldly hoppy, featuring, interestingly, good quality pale & caramely malt’s aromatic flavour as the main theme, plus red grapefruit peels, toasted tea, floral esters, and rather subdued citric hop flavour on the side. Despite the malt dominance, the sweetness is kept in check, and the other flavour elements contribute sufficient acidity to the balance, as well as a dry-ish, spicy bitter palate as in phenol, Maris Otter malt and powdered licorice & pepper cones mixed together(!).
Mouthfeel & Overall: refreshing yet smooth on the palate, medium-bodied, deliciously malty and well-hopped at the same time, this “Original Red” to me is quite like an American Pale Ale but definitely with a bit more malty influence overall. Delicious and quaffable!

07-12-2013 12:49:35 | More by wl0307
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a STONES Imperial "pint" glass (20oz). A nice amber color..beautiful 2 finger thick fluffy head, cloud like. Lacing sticks to glass as head slightly dissapates..and I do mean slightly. Light carbonation. A balanced malt and hops smell..maybe the malt more to the forefront. Taste of breadiness..toasty malts. Mouthfeel is kind of dry towards finish..not bad though. I havent had too many reds or ambers..but I can say this one is impressive. A nice quaffable, moderate ABV session brew. Thanks to my brother in law Mike "tennessee tuxedo" 4!

07-11-2011 02:29:45 | More by BUD
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12%

10-13-2013 16:28:18 | More by jpwadd
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2013 02:16:30 | More by Lazaro
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-21-2012 20:17:50 | More by EROCK83
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle, which was poured into an Elysian pint glass. Always glad to try a new beer from Elysian.

The beer pours a hazy, dirty orange color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of toffee and biscuit malt, along with a little bit of sugary sweetness and some pine from the hops. The flavor is very similar. The toffee and biscuit malt really come through and add some sweetness. The hops are hidden deep in the background, but I think I can pick out some pine and orange notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

05-21-2012 02:53:01 | More by Mora2000
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2.9/5  rDev -18.8%

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a light amber/red with a seal and pretty yellow head, the nose is light and a bit sweet.

Taste is sharp and crisp with a pretty prominent hop bite. There's a really rich and full Mouthfeel with a nice light finish.

10-11-2011 19:51:33 | More by kingcrowing
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3/5  rDev -16%

08-30-2013 02:09:22 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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West Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Pours with a copper body and a full thicket of khaki tan head forms well above the sides of my glass. Aromatics offer up a nice citric hop nose with some floral accents really nice hops going on in there. Excellent sharp citrus/floral/earthy bitterness makes it in each sip with a semi dry finish, malt presence isn't overtly sweet a bit of deep grain husk flavor complemented with hints of caramel and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a consistent sturdy carbonation level that drives each sip, finishes semi-dry. Overall the drinkability is key here goes down way too easy, balanced perfectly with a bit more hops than your average cookie cutter red ale found across this great country.

03-26-2012 06:27:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2013 01:41:55 | More by Noboatfred
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Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%

20oz pint at the Underground's mini-tap takeover for these (mostly) new Elysian brews in Alberta.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, glassy medium copper amber hue, with two slender fingers of puffy, bulbous, and eventually chunky, dirty white ice floe head, which leaves a near solid wall of specked snow rime lace around the glass as things seep southwards.

It smells of grainy, and mildly biscuity caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, middling fleshy orange and pithy white grapefruit, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet bready pale and caramel malt, a bit of steady baker's yeast, simple syrup, subtle muddled citrus, and somewhat zingy leafy, grassy hops.

The bubbles are decently involved and in for the long haul, the body an adequate medium weight, and pretty smooth, with even a coy hint of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt, and fleshy anonymous fruit holding up that particular flag, while little else in the realm seems up to playing foil at this point.

A decently quaffable amber ale, which is sort of like saying an easy-driving Volkswagen - it may be a given, but it's still nice to see it in the flesh. Nothing overtly heady, or all that memorable, but pleasant enough for an early Friday evening kickoff.

10-26-2013 01:02:16 | More by biboergosum
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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

22oz bomber poured into a pint,

A- Slightly tarnished amber red color, mild cloudiness. Pours a nice 1 finger head, but shows excellent lacing.

S- Floral hops evident along with a cracker like malt. Not a lot of sweetness you would expect. The hops help greatly.

T- Cracker malt dominates, perhaps too much so. Some hop bitterness to balance, but the sweetness is lacking, from what you would expect from a red/amber.

M- Good mouthfeel, a little sticky. Alcohol, though not strong pulls some of the cracker like dryness off your tongue, leaving an unusually clean feeling palate.

O- Gets a 5 here because of what this beer represents. First its totally drinkable, no major flaws, a little unique in fact. Second the fact that the guys on the Men's Room at 99.9 KISW rock in Seattle use this beer to raise money and promote the Fisher house, a service to military veterans gets it major points. Well done bitchola's.

04-13-2011 02:55:37 | More by HugePlume
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Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

On tap at Cole's, July 4th always open. Significant hoppiness, a nice red. Hoppy aroma. Light red tinge and some white head and lace. Some caramel sweetness, a good malt backbone. Toasted malt finish. Good drinkability, better than your average red.Simple and nice.

07-06-2011 12:40:03 | More by Sammy
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-13-2013 23:44:46 | More by whatname
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

08-03-2012 00:51:34 | More by Karoth
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-27-2013 15:24:04 | More by bconsidine
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-17-2013 20:41:33 | More by KevinCraft
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-04-2012 00:41:04 | More by jmccraney
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4/5  rDev +12%

10-25-2013 14:27:34 | More by Glibber
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-15-2014 04:17:36 | More by DOCRW
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-02-2013 12:33:30 | More by Tibi81
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3/5  rDev -16%

01-22-2013 02:11:59 | More by Travcofarms
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4/5  rDev +12%

06-21-2014 05:25:20 | More by llschommer
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-16-2014 11:17:31 | More by ConradKenney
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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a pint glass.

Pours copper red with 1/4 inch puffy white foam. Some clinging but not a lot. Toasty malt nose - quite inviting. Taste is supremely toasty and even. Firm hop buried beneath that lasts beyond. Nice malty blend. The hop lingers a bit. Very good.

07-01-2012 12:11:59 | More by KTCamm
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The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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