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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

930 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 109
Gots: 125 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

huadog, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

pudoo, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Cactusweed, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

AdamKn, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Honeycutt, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

BrianNY, Oct 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Aubs723, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Jrosol1, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Nurse022, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

PunisherCash, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

claybob43, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

RyanByorick, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

joonseokoh, May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Fluffypanda, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

currysmegs, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Unbelievable Pumpkin beer. Had it out of the 22oz bomber, on tap, and now the 16oz bottle. Just the right amount of pumpkin flavor without overpowering it, this is my go-to fall beer.

iamproph, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

OneBrownHound, Oct 04, 2013
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4.92/5  rDev +25.2%

Dukes18, Aug 21, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +24.2%

MaGT, Oct 12, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this bottle of liquid deliciousness at my favorite bottleshop, Pinnochio's Beer Garden in luxurious Media, Pennsylvania.

Appearance- Pours into my pint glass a vibrant dark orange color with a summer soft and creamy off-white head. It is absolutely delicious looking.

Smell- You get pretty much all of the spices that you would expect in a spiced pumpkin ale. The nutmeg is there. The cinnamon is there and the cloves are also there. While those are expected to have those tingle the nostrils there is a cream-like smell that adds to the pumpkin pie-ness of the scent. Divine.

Taste- Everything a pumpkin ale should be. Creamy, spicy perfection. The spices aren't overpowering and ... I don't even know how to say it, it's perfect.

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is just as creamy and smooth as the taste and smell would lead you to believe. It's thicker than something like Post Road Pumpkin but not too thick. Like I said, creamy.

Drinkability- I personally could drink many. Because of the spice factor it could turn some off but I found it to be the perfect balance. Very smooth and drinkable.

I know that there is some hate on the pumpkin beer, but anyone who is into pumpkin beer (like I myself am) will find this as the quintessential pumpkin beer (take that Pumking!). Those who don't think they're fans should reconsider with this wonderful iteration on the style.

KYFriedChildren, Oct 09, 2010
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4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

MrDerp360, Sep 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was surprised to come across this so early. Surprised and very happy. Body is gorgeous orange and head is thick and creamy. Nose is awash in cinnamon, nutmeg and oh yes, lots of pumpkin. Taste is more of the same with additions of buttery notes, and vanilla. Man, this is THE beer when it comes to pumpkin ales ... I've never had one that did it better. I need to buy lots of this!

TheBungyo, Sep 11, 2006
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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.