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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

326 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 326
Hads: 1,052
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 115
Gots: 165 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002

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.
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Reviews: 326 | Hads: 1,052
Photo of DaggerEyes
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle
poured an amber orange, off-white head, patchy but abundant lacing clinging to the glass.

Sweet pumpkin pie, kind of like pumpkin pie out of the can. lots of spice, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

The taste at times reminds me of ginger bread, though the pumpkin is undoubtedly there. Not much in the way of carbonation, smooth and slick mouthfeel, with a watery body. The body is a real turn off for me I like my pumpkin ales heartier than this one. There is also a strange and somewhat awkward off-dry quality on the finish. (541 characters)

Photo of kbeals
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jerriko sent me this tasty treat a little while ago, thanks man!

A- Pours a dark copper color with a generous amount of fizzy white head sitting on top. Bubbles slowly rise to the top resulting in good head retention and lacing.

S- Good doses of spice and pumpkin. This beer really comes alive as it warms up. The ginger really begins to stick out as well as the pumpkin. Pretty close representation of pumpkin pie.

T- Extremely similar to the smell but the flavors don't come through quite as good as the aromas. Still has nice amounts of spices, once again ginger seems to stick out more than anything. Pumpkin comes through nicely, has a touch of sweetness to it as well.

M- A little watery, but good amounts of carbonation. Appropriate for the style.

D- Pretty easy drinker. I'm still pretty new to Pumpkin Ales but this one definitely seems to be a good one. Thanks again Evan! (887 characters)

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy amber with fizzy white head that dissipates to a thin cap. Wonderful aromas of mulled apple cider, pumpkin pie, cinnamon pie crust, clove and allspice. Flavor echoes much of the same with the cinnamon and clove lingering and mixing with a subtle hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, but works well with the flavors given There is also a vibrant effervescence that gives the beer a feel of ginger beer. One of the best pumpkin beers I've ever had. (479 characters)

Photo of kosmoraios
2.97/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange color, with plenty of carbonation visible in the glass. Fizzy white head rises to about a quarter of my finger before settling back down, leaving little top and no lacing.

Aroma is subdued, pumpkin pie and sweet malt.

Taste is of pumpkin pie spices and light, sweet caramel malts. The raw pumpkin is noted, also. Far too light and watery for my taste. Overcarbonated, fizzy and soda-like in the mouth. Not one I'll purchase a second time. (461 characters)

Photo of username
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually does have a number of pumpkin pie characteristics that are evident and desirable. Very pronounced pumpkin pie flavor.

Compared to Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (which is also quite fantastic), this I feel has more of a home-cooked, non-commercial, pumpkin pie flavor while Schlafly has a more generic, store-bought pie flavor. Elysian is a bit more savory, while Schlafly is sweet. My preference would be for the Elysian, but honestly it'd be hard to go wrong between the two. (477 characters)

Photo of bigaltemple
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy, deep orange. Cream-colored cap leaves some decent lacing.

S - Huge pumpkin scent. Sweet malts and cloves are pretty strong. Small hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T - Taste is pretty similar. Caramel malt, sweet pumpkin meat and spices.

M - Light to medium-bodied with good amount of carbonation.

O - First pumpkin brew of the season. This one came through pretty much as expected. I'm really quite interested in their "bigger" offerings. (457 characters)

Photo of erikm25
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a heavy burnt orange mixed with an amber and rustic hue. A medium off white fluffy head. The head had a very light orange haze as well. Retention is decent as is the lacing.

S: The pumpkin smell is amazingly strong. Even from the outset of the pour I could pick up the strong aromas of pumpkin pie and nutmeg. Amazing that a beer could actually remind me of opening a piping hot oven on Thanksgiving day. Also, the nutmeg and brown sugar aromas are present giving it a nice sharp smell.

T: The aroma is a lot to live up too. There is a great pumpkin flavor here but I was hoping for just a tad more. I was actually hoping for a real overkill on pumpkin so maybe this expectation was unreal. Regardless, the spices, peppers, cinnamon, and nutmeg add a nice feel to the taste and bring out the pumpkin pie qualities even more. Vanilla slightly appears in the aftertaste.

M: This is medium bodied yet impressively creamy. Great mouth feel and medium carbonation.

D: Overall I found this to be very drinkable. Most likely will jump into a few more before the end of the fall season. At the very least I think having this closer to room temperature is worth a try. The aroma is one of the best I have ever smelled and the taste was quality. Just a little more body and a little more pumpkin taste and this would have been perfect. (1,343 characters)

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Bright, hazy orange with an off-white head that dissipates very quickly. Leaves almost no lacing.

A: Rich cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and some caramel/bisciut malt. Light on the hops notes and very neutral in terms of yeast character. Smells like pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust.

T/M: Modest bitterness upfront, swells into pumpkin pie, graham cracker and slightly herbal and vegetal notes. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with a subtle carbonation bite. Superb balance.

Overall, this is hands down the best non-imperial pumpkin ale I have come across. The balance is just about perfect, exceeds everything I thought possible of the style. I always thought of pumpkin beers as a kind of novelty, but this one goes to prove they can be just as delicious as they are festive. (790 characters)

Photo of josiahschlender
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few years ago I tried a handful of pumpkin ales. It didn't end up being my favorite style, but this beer stood out as the best. I picked up a few bombers at the end of the year when they went on clearance after not moving quickly enough. Finally getting around to drinking and reviewing this one.

Nice looks from this beer, a healthy amber-orange color, a medium head with just a bit of orange that has decent lasting power but leaves no lace. Holding it up to light, I'm seeing quite a bit of sediment.

Good aromas that have a mix of beer, pumpkin and spices. Most prominent to me is roasted pumpkin, followed by nutmeg, maybe cinnamon and clove, with muted bready malts. It's hard to tell whether any hops are present in the aromas.

No surprises with the flavor after the smells. I like the intensity and balance of flavors. Elyisian manages to pack the most pumpkin flavor in their offering that I've had; spices seem to be the more dominant flavor. In fact, right now I'm more reminded of pumpkin bread than pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is well balanced for the beer. Not too fizzy, but smooth and semi-full. Well done, Elysian! I wish I could always find excellent beer at clearance prices. I'll be coming back to this beer by the next fall. (1,246 characters)

Photo of trevorjn06
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper/orange color with one finger of head that recedes quickly.

As I pour this beer I can smell pumpkins and spice, it's quite pleasant! It really has a nice pumpkin pie aroma, as well as hints of caramel. Other than that most traditional beer aromas are hidden and/or masked behind the spices.

Flavors follows the nose a bit, there is a bit of malt, a nice balance of spices, pumpkin and just enough hop bitterness to cut through and keep this beer from being too sweet. There is a bit of bready malt and hints of caramel. The finish is a bit thin but pleasant with more spices, hints of pumpkin and a very slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium/slightly thick with slightly below average carbonation.

Overall this beer is quite enjoyable to drink, despite the presence of such strong and unique flavors. The pumpkin and spice flavors are very up front, not over-bearing and very balanced. I found this brew quite drinkable and would have it again. (972 characters)

Photo of Hornet2003
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark rudy, tiny head that retains on the edge.

Smell: This is incredibly pumpkiny. Not over-the-top spicy (to be fair, spices are there), but it has such wonderful pumpkin meat aroma that this is truly a pumkiny pumpkin ale (too much pumpkin?)

Taste: Great pumpkin flavour and some nice spices mixed in. The malty backbone isn't as strong as other Pumpkins, but it is still there with it's prominent sweetness. The hops are quite subtle, almost lending their space to the spices.

Mouthfeel: Solid ale feel. Moderate carbonation. the whole beer has a subtly about it with the spices. The pumpkin gives a sweetness that reminds of eating a solid peace of pumpkin pie.

Overall: Great stuff by Elysian. They made a point of showcasing the pumpkin of this ale rather than just the spices associated with pumpkin pie. Price was reasonable (~$5.50/bomber) and it delivered on the flavour front. (903 characters)

Photo of jslice99
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a re review for me. I gave it a great rating two years ago i hope it lives up to the hype. Look: dark orange, kind of cloudy great looking pumpkin beer. Smell: pumpkin pie. Pie crust, graham cracker, all spice, nutmeg, clove. Great smelling beer. Taste: pumpkin pie, vanilla, nutmeg, clove. All of the ingredients of a pumpkin pie. A great session pumpkin beer. Like a lighter version of their great pumpkin. Feel: medium bodied, decent carbonation, smooth, a little spice but very pleasant. Overall: flavor and aroma is spot on. If you're a pumpkin beer fan you'll love this. Its like a light imperial made for sessions. I could enjoy a few of these at a bonfire or a crisp fall Friday night. (701 characters)

Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A--Reddish-orange sunset body with a small, one finger, foamy eggshell head that receded to a skim and left decent lacing. This is the most amber/russet pumpkin ale I've tried from an admittedly limited sample size (maybe half a dozen).

S--One of the most standout characteristics of this beer. Lots of nutmeg and allspice with hints of clove, too--much more spice than pumpkin or ale in the nose, although the squash makes itself apparent subtly toward the end of the sniff.

T--Copies the nose almost to a T, right down to the aftertaste, which leave a full roasted pumpkin taste on the tongue. Only difference may be that the clove and allspice mostly give way to the nutmeg and a tad of hot spice must be the ginger. Very little malt and only a hint of hops right after you swallow--not much citrus or floral or pine linger, though, as the pumpkin really eats this up. Bottle says there are pumpkin seeds in the mash--I think they could have left them out as they aren't traceable in the flavor.

M&D--Too rough, too astringent, especially with such a dull thud roundness of pumpkin on the palate. Let the spice give us a rocky ride, not a lack of balance. Drinkability is superb, though, I would say, as the alcohol doesn't really show up and the ABV is pretty much sessionproof.

Definitely falls into the "traditional" pumpkin ale category, in that it resembles what I imagine the real thing back in colonial days must have tasted like when they really had to substitute squash for grain. For my money, though, I prefer the updated, non scarcity based approach of, for instance, Smuttynose, that provides a firm pale ale stage on which the spice and vegetable can perform. Still, an accomplished beer. (1,757 characters)

Photo of mfavoino
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber poured into a pin glass.

Appearance: Amber-orange color with a fizzy 1 finger head that settled quickly.

Smell: Nutmeg, licorice, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Smells sweet.

Taste: Sweet, but not overwhelming pumpkin flavor. Gets more spicy and herbal with noticeable cinnamon and nutmeg. Finishes with spicy flavor that I can't quite put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with just a touch of carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.

Overall: Good pumpkin ale that is not quite on par with Elysian's Great Pumpkin and Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale. Looking forward to opening a bottle of Great Pumpkin soon to compare. (629 characters)

Photo of GarrisWH
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber - Brewed by New Belgium for Elysian

A - Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a two-finger, off-white head that slowly drops down leaving some decent, spotty lacing.

S - A spicy, inviting aroma with a pronounced pumpkin presence. The nice, fairly complex spice aromas have hints of nutmeg, cloves, and a bit of cinnamon. There is also a bit of biscuity malt in the aroma as well.

T - The taste is a little bit disappointing compared to the aroma. Starts off with flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and biscuity malts. This leads into more spice flavors, with some nutmeg, clove, and allspice coming through. Finish is slightly dry and leaves a lingering roasted pumpkin seed flavor into the aftertaste. I like how the pumpkin flavors are very noticeable in this brew. I do wish the flavor was just a little more powerful on the palate, as it somewhat muted for my liking.

M - Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Nice body for the style.

D - Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit, although the aroma got my hopes way up, and it just fell a little bit short in the actual flavor. The pumpkin flavor is definitely well done, it's just missing a little something that could make this one great. I feel like a bit more spice in the flavor to round it out might have made it that much better for me. (1,311 characters)

Photo of BDJake
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- very good looking translucent copper-ish amber with a crown of beige head that laced and retained well

S- aside from the obvious pumpkin, nutmeg and ginger came out at first, followed by cinnamon and bready malts

T- more subdued than the aroma, but very much the same flavor notes- very low hop presence to accentuate the pumpkin and spice, and low alcohol warmth

M- medium body with ample carbonation and a bittersweet finish

D- easily the best pumpkin ale I've ever had- admittedly a style I do not always care for, but Elysian did very well with this one (564 characters)

Photo of PA-hunter
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a case recently, then poured bottle into a glass. Awesome artwork on the label!

Appearance- Light to medium orange. Moderate carbonation with somewhat thin head.

Smell- Very aromatic and complex. Pumpkin is easily recognized, as well as the wide variety of spices.

Taste- Strong character of pumpkin at first followed by spices. Very much like a pumpkin pie in a bottle. This beer contains 5 spices, the cloves and cinnamon were apparent. The 7lbs of pumpkin brewed per barrel was an evident point as this was much more "pumpkiny" than some other pumpkin ales I tried.

Mouthfeel- Light to moderate but not thin or watery. Very easy drinking ale. Quite agreeable.

Overall- I thought this was a great example of the style and an outstanding seasonal pick. This was my first Elysian brew, and can say they did it right. The 5.9% was decent for the abv. Though a bit pricey, I would definitely buy this great seasonal brew again. If you are not a fan of spice flavors, or just don't like pumpkin pie, I could see why that person would rate lower. But if you like pumpkin, you'd be happy with this pumpkin ale.

*** I re-reviewed this beer after the InBev aquisition. I noticed the abv has been raised to 6.7 %

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.7% abv.

Appearance- Pours a dark orange, almost being a burnt brown color. Moderate carbonation.

Smell- Freshly ground pumpkin mask with spice notes of nutmeg and cinnamon dominant. Pumpkin pie like.

Taste- A sweet malt followed up by a pumpkin flavor that is quite real and fresh. The spices come later, and linger in the palate for a good bit. Some bitterness too in the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with active carbonation.

Overall- Just as good as I remembered it to be. The difference being it is now more heavier in body, darker, has higher abv......and....technically a product of AB. Still an out of this world pumpkin ale worthy of being among the top of the style. I'd put it in the top ten of pumpkin ales. (1,995 characters)

Photo of DMXLOX22
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this at my local beer spot. I have heard good things about this brew. Let's hope this lives up to the hype.

Appearance: Pours a nice, dark orange glow. The head is about an inch in thickness, but dissipates pretty quickly. Presents a nice, autumn, evening.

Smell: Presented first is a nice hint of pumpkin-pie like type of aroma. Has notes of some spices like nutmeg, some cinnamon, and maybe a slight hint of ginger. Really enjoyed how this beer's aroma presents itself. Makes me wanna dive in almost immediately.

Taste: Has a nice, sweet texture at first sip. Reminds me of toasted pumpkin-pie with a dash of maple syrup and some brown sugar. The spices compliment the palate overall. There is a subtle hint of hops that give it that sweet texture, but theres a balance of bitterness that really brings this beer together. Something that to me is very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation that lives a nice, dry finish. I actually enjoyed this part and would give it above average. One thing may be a little too dry to the finish.

Overall: Was not disappointed with this brew at all. At first tasting, it was an instant hit with my beer expectations. I was very impressed and the more that I sipped, the more I noticed something different with this brew. It's something that leaves you craving more and if your a fan of pumpkin beers, I strongly recommend this one. Enjoyable to the fullest! Cheers! (1,432 characters)

Photo of BeerWizard
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

To be honest, I had this last year, couldn't get enough of it, and I've been waiting for it to come back for a year. I actually stalked this beer, and used the beerfinder on Elysian's website to track its arrival in CO.

Poured from a bomber into a mason jar (my wife got the Chimay goblet) kinda cloudy, reddish orange with minimal head. The head never really got going in subsequent pours, either. Good looking beer, all the same. Nose was total pumpkin pie, heavy on the nutmeg, but all the other aromas in place. Flavor was in line with that. Bit of a bitter finish, but only very slight. As it warmed I got more alcohol from the flavor, but it still remained balanced by sweetness. Mouthfeel was a little lacking in carbonation, but nice otherwise.

Overall, best one I've had this year, and the best one I've had overall. Have one more bomber I'm going to keep for a few months and see if it melds together a bit more, but happy to finally enjoy this one again. (967 characters)

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:

Pours slightly hazy with a little bit of head. Plenty of lacing. Burnt orange with golden highlights.

S:

Wow what a festive/holiday nose! Pumpkin pie and cloves jump out of the glass. There is a malty, toasted bread smell there too. I think of graham crackers as well.

T:

Slightly tart up front which gives way to breast maltiness and spice. The spice is fresh and light, but there's plenty of it. There's a light caramel sweetness which is subtle as well. Remarkably well balanced and not cloying for so much going on.

M:

Light to medium body with low carbonation. Has a nice lingering aftertaste.

O:

Probably my favorite pumpkin beer to date, and really blows away most of them out there. Elysian really knows there pumpkins! (741 characters)

Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Seriously...aroma is that of classic pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, clove, allspice and cinnamon. Possibly too much? No malt or hop aroma to speak of. Appearance...pale burnt orange, slightly murky. Head fades quickly. Flavor...those spices come fast and furious with a hint of bitterness, giving way to a sweet malt finish. Not sure about any pumpkin coming through but those spices still convince you there’s a pie in there somewhere. Mouthfeel...low to moderate carbonation with medium body. Overall impression? If your idea of a solid pumpkin ale is that of classic pumpkin pie spices yet with a definite "this is still a beer" ale finish, then you’ll really enjoy this pumpkin ale. I know I did! (702 characters)

Photo of mtalley999
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Color is a very deep orange that appears translucent when held to the light, almost cloudy. Pour resulted in about one finger of off-white head that dissipated very slowly leaving some lacing.

Aroma is fresh and roasted pumpkin, with a little citrus from the hops coming through at the end.

The flavor is very smooth with the pumpkin coming through first, then the malts, with a little hop bitterness on the finish that lingers a bit. I also get a slight bit of sweetness, and maybe a very faint vanilla flavor.

Mouthfeel is smooth, not thick, but also not watery at all.

I am a huge fan of pumpkin ales, and this beer is now easily one of my top 2 or three of the style. I can't believe I haven't tasted this until now. I only hope I can pick up another bomber or two. (823 characters)

Photo of livingregret
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 1 Pint 6 fl oz

Appearance: A lovely Orange colour w/ no head to speak of. A pumpkin ale that is actually orange coloured? So far so good....

Smell: A wonderful pumpkin pie aroma. A touch of brown sugar the only thing that is missing is some spice but still very nice...much better than many other pumpkin ales

Taste: Sigh....I had such high hopes. The taste is like that of a wonderful pumpkin pie....but w/ no spice. If only this had some spice this Ale would be a absolutely amazing Pumpkin Ale w/ no equal. As it stands it is better than many other pumpkin ales but is lacking balance because there is no spice

Mouthfeel: Very light, little carbonation, no hops....goes down easy

Drinkability: Everything leading up to the actual taste is amazing but than it goes slighty downhill. Still better than the other 2 Pumpkin Ales I have tried. Cheers (867 characters)

Photo of spokeydonkey
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler of this filled from draught from Oliver's Brew Crew in Albany, NY.

Poured midnight black with a modest tan head that quickly faded to a thin tan lacing.

Smells strongly of cinnamon with background notes of nutmeg and a slight roasted note. The cinnamon smell dominates, but isn't overpowering--it smells like a cinnamon spiced pie.

Tastes starts off sweet with a tiny bit of tartness, followed up by spice overlaying a malty sweetness. As with the smell, it's dominated by cinnamon with a nice dose of ginger in the background. The cinnamon and ginger spice blends smoothly into the roasty notes of the malt for a lingering finish. Not a subtle beer, but amazingly balanced for what it does: clobber you with spices, sweetness and finish dry and roasty. Like a roasted pumpkin pie!

Mouthfeel - medium bodied. Not too cloying despite its sweetness. Finishes crisp and dry.

Overall an excellent sweet-style pumpkin beer. I really don't like sweet beers, but this really tastes like a roasted pumpkin pie (well without the pumpkin flavor). The balance is awesome and it finished dry enough to keep it very drinkable. (1,135 characters)

Photo of ChugMan
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Food Pairing: Had this one with ground beef tacos. A surprisingly interesting combination! The earthyness of each played well off one another in unexpectedly complimentary ways.

This beer manages to replicate the flavor of a slice of fresh pumpkin pie. Earthy, spicy, warm and inviting. Satisfying aftertaste Very tasty, definitely worth having again while it's around! (370 characters)

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88 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.