Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.49/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Doesn't look like much body from the pour. Mostly a dark copper color, but a bit clear for my liking. The head is a dingy white and a finger thick. Small bubbles in the middle and larger bubbles around the edge. Little to moderate, closer to little, retention. The tiniest of spotty lacing.
Smells pretty bitchin'. Caramel malts, smothered in a variety of pumpkin spices...heavy on the cinnamon and ginger. Nothing else is remotely noticeable.
Extremely spice forward taste. All pumpkin spices and little else.
So much potential, but it just misses. There's little body, it needs more as it feels like a spicy light beer. Very spicy, just not enough body to chew on. More than anything, it feels like a spiced tea or something wassail-like. Spicy bitter finish, but it leaves you wanting more.
It's not bad, it's just got too many things missing. It needs more body and more alcohol. If you're into the lighter end of the spectrum, you need to try this.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 03:27:18 | More by RickS95
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