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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

711 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 711
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%


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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bfields4

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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber hued body. Nice tight white head. Dissaptes quicky, but nice lacey.

Sweet vanilla pumpkin spices. Cinnamon brown sugar. Very nicely done. All the aromas are spot on.

unexpected light hop leades into a flavor slanted towards the pumpkin and nice smooth malt. Nice complement to the spicy sweet aroma.

Nice complex beer that melds the aroma of a pumkin pie with the chewy velvity smooth pumpkin flavor. I am very impressed by this guy.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:58:02 | More by bfields4
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Pours a foamy 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. Lacing is thick and stringy with excellent stick. A real nice looking brew.

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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.