The Men's Room Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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2.74/5 rDev -23.2%
On tap at Jim's Home Plate Tavern in Tacoma.
Consistently ruddy pour, well-laced. Smell was inoffensive enough to the point of being non-existent. Same would go for the taste, which had a sour finish. Didn't seem very potent. I'm going to give Elysian the benefit of the doubt and guess that this was from a keg on the verge of going bad.
03-02-2014 22:24:34 | More by bondjedi
3.41/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass.
A real interesting body color, nearly deep blood red, but also a little hazy looking too unfortunately. Head makes a nice tan and creamy three fingers, thin bubbles, and slowly settles.
Interesting nose, subdued caramel, with an interesting hint of Irish Ale sticky quality. There's just a hint of super sweet cinnamon or something hanging out in the back. Not sure where this is leading, quite small, but something interesting is hiding.
This has to be one of the most neutral and subdued beers I've had. Small malts, hint of light toast, mostly on the finish but not the mid palate. Light creamy body, almost like an English bitter, and perhaps some fruity esters of strawberry like quality hanging out. Finish has a muted pine softness and clove hinting hot spice that matches nicely, but not particularly noticeable.
Everything seems like it's dialed down a notch except for a solid creamy mouthfeel. It's well made but doesn't really make the flavors noticeable or pop out. I really love a good amber ale, but this brew while having great character just feels dumbed down. Not horrid though at least, quite easy drinking too, but just lacking.
02-12-2014 00:17:07 | More by smakawhat
3.51/5 rDev -1.7%
A: Hazy amber body with a beautiful thick tan head and sticky lacing. Excellent head retention.
S: Caramel, toffee, slightly nutty and lightly floral aromas.
T: Toasty malt, toffee flavors with hoppy and lightly bitter finish.
M: Smooth mouthfeel, dry finish. Easy drinkability.
O: Very good brew.
02-02-2014 04:01:20 | More by Paincane
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
12pz : tulip
Pours a coppery brown with a thick, foamy, off white head.
Malty, caramel, bread notes predominately with light floral, grassy hop notes.
Medium body, foamy carbonation.
A decent Amber Ale. Nothing particularly memorable, but tasty and enjoyable while drinking it.
01-24-2014 09:10:00 | More by vkv822
4.01/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
12-16-2013 20:06:53 | More by FLima
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
The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.