Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The yardstick I measure all pumpkin ales with.
Poured two bottles, one from 2010 (that I didn't know I had unti lI went through my beer cellar), the other from 2011 purchased fresh from Whole Foods as well as a couple of Dogfish Punkin for comparison.
Pours a copper hue with a light white head that quickly fades into a persistent lace. Great carbonation. Very pretty.
Smells of spices, mainly cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Some notes from the yeast and malts coming through as well. Smells like a beer brewed with pumpkin spices. A hint of brown sugar, caramel, and (at last) some pumpkin.
Tastes of pumpkin pie, though less intense than other examples of this style. This is the one area that I feel this beer is lacking. Compared with the Dogfish Head at least (which lacks the aromatics, but has the better taste).
Texture is nice, medium bodied. Alcohol is present but well integrated. Nice, medium length, but mellow finish.
Overall a wonderful holiday/pumpkin/spiced beer. Though it doesn't scream pumpkin, it has all those nice little touches that make it a good beer with the addition of some wonderful pumpkin pie spices.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2011 00:10:53 | More by cbarrett4
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