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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

739 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 80
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 150 lbs. of pumpkin in each batch. Made with Pale, Munich and Crystal malts green and roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Horizon hops. Spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002)
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StoneTSR

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This beer pours a completely opaque and dark burnt orange. A nice, inch-thick, off-white head sits on top and very slowly dissipates while dozens of bubbles shoot to the top. Lacing is absolutely gorgeous. Very thick.

SMELL: That is a pumpkin ale. Roasted pumpkin and allspice are the only thing the nose can pick up. This has a very assertive aroma and it smells delicious.

TASTE: With a whiff before a sip, a lot of the big, rich nose comes with, but it thins as it goes down. This is one of the most legitimately pumpkin tasting beers out there. It's not pumpkin pie spices, it is actual pumpkin flavor. That said, some of the sweetness that is often expected with this fall seasonal isn't quite there. It also is not as rich as the nose suggests. That said, strong example of a pumpkin ale.

MOUTHFEEL: This is very rich feeling, smooth and creamy beer, but the carbonation is strong enough. This will tickle on the way down.

OVERALL: I feel like this beer fills an important void in the craft beer, fall seasonal world. It is genuine pumpkin, as I mentioned above. It isn't just pumpkin flavored bubble gum or pumpkin pie spices overwhelming the actual pumpkin. It is pumpkin. And there should be a place for that.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 08:38:21 | More by StoneTSR
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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.