Blight Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev -7%
Bomber bottle, w/o freshness/bottling info that I can find.
Pours clouded dark orangy/brownish amber, minor hear that goes quickly and leaves next to no lace on the glass.
Cinnamon all over the nose.
Healthy amount of pumpkin and even more cinnamon on the palate. Carbonation seemingly on the low side. Smooth and enjoyable cinnamon provides a nice zestyness to the the finish.
A bargain and certainly worth trying at only $2.49 at Pioneer market on the UWS of NYC.
09-29-2013 01:40:11 | More by Billolick
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
22 oz bottle courtesy of Dana pours a murky orange color with a small collar of bubbly head.
Smells like cinnamon honey! Like toast in the morning with butter, cinnamon and pie spices. Smells really good.
Tastes like a bowl of Golden Grahams with some raisins and honey drizzled on top. A unique (and sweet) take on the style...low on the clove/nutmeg spices and big on the cinnamon and honey. I liked it quite a bit...went down very easily.
09-09-2013 19:51:36 | More by twiggamortis420
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Clear rich burnt orange. Head is small and wispy with almost no retention. No lacing with a moderate carbonation.
Smell: Loaded with spicy cinnamon. Some softer typical spice profile, including cinnamon and allspice. Nice push of squashy pumpkin. Malts are lightly sweet with a slight biscuity and caramelized undertone. Minimal hopping, slight hints of citrus and earth. So much cinnamon, but it's spicy sweet, rather delightful.
Taste: Nicely balanced approach. Malts are lightly sweet with come caramelized malts. A tiny but bready with a soft hint of earth from the hops. Squashy pumpkin runs through the back with a nice compliment of nutmeg and allspice. Cinnamon plays up front here, but it's spicy sweet, almost like a Red Hot candy, but not quite that sweet. Warming drops out some of the cinnamon, leaving a heavyish spice profile over a mellow squashy pumpkin. Mild sweetness throughout.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly below average carbonation. Clean and easy drinking.
Overall: Scorch the earth and come back for more.
Oh hey, Elysian can make pumpkin beer. Always and forever. The cinnamon is unique and well placed.
08-17-2013 22:31:57 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.14/5 rDev +3%
A: Pours a hazy orange amber in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of cinnamon with lighter notes of other pumpkin spices (nutmeg) and just a hint of pumpkin.
T: Moderate flavors of cinnamon dominate the taste of this beer but that is over the top of lighter notes of pumpkin and just an hint of nutmeg. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fade very quickly.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: As someone that really enjoys cinnamon, this beer did a great job of showing off the flavors and aromas of the cinnamon in a pumpkin beer without being overly sweet. I really enjoyed this one and would gladly have another if I ever find it again.
06-30-2013 00:01:23 | More by dbrauneis
4.06/5 rDev +1%
A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices are present in the nose - cinnamon seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the cinnamon flavors are a litte subdued and there are also notes of pumpkins.
M: It feels nearly light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it wasn't sweet and had really pleasant flavors of cinnamon that weren't overdone.
06-29-2013 22:19:31 | More by metter98
3.75/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. For whatever reason, I did not get a hold of Blight back when it came out in September 2012, so this is the last of the Apocalypse series I've tried. I must admit I'm looking forward to it. Elysian tends to do up their pumpkin brews right.
Appearance: lightly hazy orange hue with a light effervescence and plenty of floaties in the body. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a hint of an orange cast. Not bad!
Smell: sweet aroma with lots of cinnamon and a hint of pumpkin undertones. I must admit the overall effect is one of cinnamon-laced breakfast cereal; indeed, the suggestion is almost apple-cinnamon. Very interesting; weird, but not bad.
Taste: wow, at first taste I wasn't entirely impressed but as the flavor develops, I kind of like it. The aftertaste, especially, captures a wonderful cinnamon character with just a hint of pumpkin (and perhaps not a little of the aforementioned suggestion of apple). A bit sweet, but the sweetness is appropriate here.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a reasonable creaminess. Not bad.
Overall: this is a beer about which I'm not sure how to feel. On paper, it's certainly a "meh", but this cinnamon character is absolutely intriguing. Definitely worth a try if you come across it.
04-09-2013 23:08:09 | More by flagmantho
3.86/5 rDev -4%
Bottle opened on 2.22.13
Number 9 in the series.
A - Pours a very dark orange-red with a small light tan head that is gone fast.
S - Ginger, spices, very malty.
T - Gingerbread and strong at that.
D - Low carbonation with a light body.
O - Pretty gingerbread heavy, not sure what else you could call it at this point.
03-01-2013 04:46:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
Blight Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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