Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.41/5 rDev -12.6%
Does this beer make me think of pumpkin pie or pumpkin? Amber and syrupy, no head, red rooibos tea comes to mind. Slimy on mouth like a pumpkin. Spicy cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger are balanced by woody hops. Sage, floral lemon zest, coffee and caffeine. Light vanilla and peach combine with spices to give impression of herbaceous squash, earthy and metallic. Metal on palate with lemon verbena bitterness. Overall, I think the malt presence is too weak in this beer at the moment. Bitter, nutty, astringent, not yet ripe squash that is compensated by heavy spicing, served without butter, lacking decadence and fullness. In the end, this is decidedly just a pumpkin beer masked by hops, spices, and lacking the an integral maltiness. I didn't imagine myself in James's pumpkin version of the giant peach.
08-06-2014 19:05:28 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.