Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
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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