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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: 236
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

PittBeerGirl, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jspaner, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Tristan_E, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

CletisVandamme, Nov 20, 2013
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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.

biboergosum, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Glibber, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

johnnyboy76, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JJStorm, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

whatname, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

jpwadd, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

dexterk1, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Beerriver, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rydev24, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Sark, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

vermilcj, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

Gaffattack, Sep 06, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Served on cask in an imperial pint glass at Montana Ale Works (Bozeman, MT). Reviewed from notes.

A: Pleasant dusky amber-red with 1/2 finger of off-white big-bubbled head with decent retention but no lacing.

S: Light aroma of medium caramel malts with herbal, earthy, floral, and light citrus hops aroma

T: Flavor is pleasant but not too distinctive with medium caramel malt component which was more prominent than the hops, which still produce a pine and orange citrus hoppiness. Bitterness is light-medium.

M: Very smooth owing to the cask serve, low carbonation but deadly slick.

O: A nice beer but not a whole lot more.

argock, Sep 02, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Couldn't find any bottle dating.

Appearance was initially quite unpleasant. I'd describe it as "murky". Tons of carbonation up the sides produced a 2 finger head that was both thick and creamy on top, and very large bubbled below. Carbonation and head was constant. Toward the last third of the beer, the murkiness cleared to produce a metallic copper look in the body. Lacing was thin and inconsistent.

Didn't get much off the smell other than an earthiness.

Taste, bearing in mind this was right after "murkiness" thought, was a little better than expected. No real unpleasantness to the taste, a lot of bready malt, with a slightly sour feeling on the back of the tongue.

Mouth was medium, lots of carbonation on the tongue.

This was, oddlly enough, my first beer from the great state of Washington. Very surprised it took so long. I clearly can't recommend this beer, just a little unpleasant all the way round. Like a men's room I guess.

MikeWard, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

PretzelsNBeer, Aug 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

micromaniac129, Aug 19, 2013
The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.