Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +24.4%
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.
10-09-2010 06:39:39 | More by KYFriedChildren
4.8/5 rDev +23.1%
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!
09-11-2006 01:37:07 | More by TheBungyo
4.78/5 rDev +22.6%
Appearance - hazy, orange/amber, a finger of yellowish white foam with good stick and good resilience.
Aroma - rich, spicy, pumpkiny aroma, just like I like it.
Taste - huge mouthful of pumpkin and spice. Roasty and delicious, wow! A bit of crustiness in there, clove and allspice on the swallow and into the aftetaste. I'm in heaven. Nutmeg and background ginger make this one hard to leave alone, it's disappearing fast.
Mouthfeel - sturdy body, good weight to it. Low carbonation and easy going down.
Drinkability - the best new pumpkin beer of the season so far, better than Pumking which had an off year IMO. At any rate, one of the best I've *ever* had. Huge thanks to Matt for recommending this one.
11-11-2009 04:54:03 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.