Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
Alright, so I've had this most of the time out of a pint glass but decided to switch it up for this review. This is out of a snifter, and honestly, there isn't even a difference. I guess it just goes to show when people try to make something out of nothing but using "uppity" types of glassware to try and "pull" elements that aren't there.
Anyways, here's my take on this wonderful beer.
In the snifter, hazy dark orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light foamy lacing here and there around the glass.
The smell was 30 x better than pumking as this had a slight element of the pumpkin pie - ness but still offering more of a pumpkin spice sampling. Along with that, light ginger, allspice, nutmeg involve themselves in the aroma.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined them wonderfully - spicy yet sweet.
The mouthfeel had a slightly light spicy harshness to eventually allow a sweet gentle softness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, this should be everyone's standard for pumpkin ales, not pumking.
05-19-2014 05:11:20 | More by SitkaSteve
3.7/5 rDev -5.1%
Pours a dark cloudy burnt orange caramel with a medium beige head. Aroma and taste is of sweet pumpkin pie, nut meg, some fruity notes with some toasted malt and caramel malt. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation and slightly crisp mouth feel. Finishes with a sweet pumpkin pie nutmeg flavor with some toasted grains and caramel and mild hops bitter notes for balance. This brew was quite good not overly sweet for pumpkin ale and nicely balanced, a good drinking brew.
03-30-2014 17:59:32 | More by Samp01
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
An old pumpkin beer. 12oz. bottle into a Pizza Boy pint.
Pours a foamy 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. Lacing is thick and stringy with excellent stick. A real nice looking brew.
Nose is cinnamon, sugar cookie, brown sugar, and sweet pumpkin spice. Mellow. Actually pretty nice.
Opens cinnamon, pumpkin spice and a slight yeast. More of the same with sugar cookie, oatmeal and spice in the middle. Ends sweet with the same aftertaste. Decent.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down easy and crisp. Finishes clean with a barely lingering aftertaste. Quite drinkable.
Seems pumpkin beers don't age at all. I don't think the flavor in this one has changed in the past 7-8 months. Still solid as ever!
03-01-2014 00:05:23 | More by SpeedwayJim
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.