Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue IX:
Brewed with 150lbs of pumpkin per batch (in the mash, boil and fermentor), green and roasted pumpkin seeds bittered with Horizon and spiced with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
Slightly hazy tawny color. Lacing surpasses our expectations with a good amount of clinging action. Smells of fermented pumpkin, a little starchy and melon-like, with a tartness that meshes very well with the subtle yet savory spicing. Incredibly smooth, sturdy medium body. Kicks off with a mild tartness of fermented pumpkin. Malt follows right behind with a mellow bread and faint caramel mix. Spicing slowly strolls hand in hand with the balancing hop bitterness. Nutmeg and clove seem to be the more dominant spices in their small world until the ginger comes along and plays king through the aftertaste. A little bready and toasty in the slightly dry finish.
This has to be one of the most complex Pumpkin Ales we've had to date. And there is a bonus in its drinkability, as most of the style are good for on;y one serving. Sip after sip, Night Owl grew on us. Seek this beer. Enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 15:11:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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