The Men's Room Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | 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

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(Beer added by: ccrida on 06-16-2010)
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Photo of bonz696
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of ccrida
4.83/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at The Swiss, served in a shaker, The Men's Room is a clear twany orange with a big bubbled off-white head that leaves really nice lace patterns - thin but extensive, all the way down the glass.

Smell is pretty hoppy, a nice pungency some citrus that plays well with the malt.

Taste is very nice, full but very well balanced, lots of hop flavor without undue bitterness. Nice biscuit character from the malt, hint of coco, light sweetness, just a really great amber.

Mouthfeel is on the crisp side, with a lighter body.

Drinkability is ridiculous. For some reason I gulped this down in about 5 minutes without even trying. Nice hoppy amber that is smooth and light, what's not to love? The best amber I've ever had, killer. Definitely one you want to drink fresh though for the hop character, I'm a little skeptical of the bottles that are coming out but we'll see...

Photo of Karoth
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of t0dd
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of chrisfallon83
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Philousa
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque tawny color with decent head and some lacing after a few sips. Sweet caramel aroma followed by toasty malt and mild hoppiness. Taste starts a bready maltiness followed by bitter, crisp hops. Bitter flavor stays, but doesn't coat the mouth and fades nicely. This doesn't feel as thick, but feels more carbonated than most reds out there.

This is a great, if unremarkable beer, which isn't a bad thing. It isn't complex, but is balanced very well and is super drinkable. I'm really digging the bready/toasty taste and crispness in the beer, which I think is attributable to the healthy amount of hops. Truthfully, I wouldn't think of this as a red/amber ale, but it's more malty than any pale ale I can think of, so I understand why it's referred to as a red. I would be very happy if my local bar had this on tap as a cheap go-to beer. Let's make it happen, distributors!

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at The Spar Cafe, Tacoma. Also seens this listed at numerous other locations including Elysian Fields as Mens Room Red

A: Poured a nice crimson color with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Nose is hoppier than you would expect from this style. Caramel, bread

T: Taste is full of flavor, pretty nice and big for a lower ABV beer, it had some citrus notes, caramel and bread. Not a fan of the style but this was pretty good

M: Nice and coating, lighter to medium body, sticky but then it is crisp on the end with nice hops, light booze feel

Photo of BUD
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of EROCK83
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of djbreezy
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint

appearance - orange/red, transparent, huge head that receded slowly leaving massive lacing up the side of the glass

smell - sweet caramel malts

taste - closely echoes the nose, fairly one dimensional but consistent and flavorful

mouthfeel - light body, carbonation is very strong, slightly dry finish

overall - nice malt profile, slightly sweet, a very basic brew but well done and highly sessionable

Photo of TheBigBoy
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split out of a 22oz. Thumbs up here. Really enjoyed this one. Good solid amber/red beer taste, not overpowering just good drinking for a bottle or a few. One of the better new beers I've sampled in a while. This is much better tasting than than the namesake of this beer would imply. Please make more of this one Elysian. Good Stuff!

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Elysian Men's Room Ale

Pours a reddish copper color, decent sized foam and lace stickage. Aroma of citrusy, floral hops and some caramel. In the taste, bright citrusy hops with a good level of bitterness. Surprisingly hop forward, with some caramel, bread, toast and faint toffee flavors as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, clean and easily drinkable. Overall, I thought this was a solid hopped up American red/amber ale. Sessionable with a good deal of flavor.

Photo of FLima
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber color with a thick head with low to medium retention.
Delicious fruity aroma of American yeast with notes of honey and biscuit malt.
Flavor of white grapes, earthy hops, some grapefruit, caramel, orange peel, musk and spices. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very balanced and fruity Red Ale. I am getting to love more and more this style.

Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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