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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

772 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 91
Gots: 66 | 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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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

05-28-2014 06:42:34 | More by KevMo84
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joonseokoh

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-25-2014 20:50:51 | More by joonseokoh
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2014 01:16:17 | More by DCocco86
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-23-2014 02:45:07 | More by Dirty_Island
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-23-2014 02:31:43 | More by CAD22
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-21-2014 22:30:07 | More by afsdan
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

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
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 15:35:35 | More by atlbravsrno1
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-12-2014 16:16:33 | More by neckbeered
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BourbonJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-08-2014 01:50:34 | More by BourbonJersey
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-02-2014 18:27:39 | More by yeaprolly
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2014 03:05:33 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-20-2014 16:44:55 | More by markgugs
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 20:04:58 | More by Kurmaraja
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SeanPowell22

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 23:49:49 | More by SeanPowell22
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2/5  rDev -48.7%

04-11-2014 22:22:31 | More by leftoverburrito
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Samp01

New Jersey

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
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2014 05:12:14 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-12-2014 20:35:15 | More by ArtZan
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ToddO

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-12-2014 04:39:08 | More by ToddO
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-12-2014 01:17:26 | More by Zetcha7x
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makeitavintage

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-01-2014 18:19:12 | More by makeitavintage
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 04:18:25 | More by DOCRW
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Shaimless

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-13-2014 06:43:46 | More by Shaimless
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.