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Blight Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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90
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 24
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 09-24-2012)
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jnoelani, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

NessaHilling, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Bottle.
Appearance: copper. Mostly clear. Super thin head. Super thin lacing.
Smell: cinnamon. Nutmeg. Clove.
Taste: same as smell, with a little alcohol backer.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body. Slightly sweet, mostly dry.
Overall: great pumpkin beer. And I don't like pumpkin in my beer.

jellikit, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

BobDole007, Nov 07, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much appreciation to SatlyMalty for this guy. Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch of off-white head that retains slightly before degrading to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sliver of bubbly surface foam. Thick, resilient lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Can you say "cinnamon"? Lots and lots of it. Like sticking your nose in a container of it. Yep, cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg and booze.

T- Tastes like apple crisp. All of the cinnamon rushes in with a nice malty sweetness to back it up. Gingerbread, heavily spiced pumpkin pie, brown sugar and some clove. Alcohol is certainly there but doesn't get in the way.

M- Decent body that's not too thick. Some vibrance from the spice and medium carbonation.

O- Recommended only if you really like cinnamon. It's the main attraction of this unique "pumpkin" beer. I kind of think it fits more into the herbed/spiced beer category but who's to say? Good, no matter what it is.

Immortale25, Oct 25, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer 9/12 in the Apocalypse Series.

From the label: "Beer #9: BLIGHT will sustain you with an ale of pumpkin, dark brown sugar and a jolt of fiery Vietnamese cinnamon."

Amber with a solid sheet of light cream foam and excellent clarity. No lace. Lots of cinnamon, a bit of malt, but mostly cinnamon, cinnamon and som more cinnamon. Taste carries through with more cinnamon, and a good dose of malty character and some nice bits of sweet molasses. This reminds me of Cocoa Mole "Light". This is the best of all the pumpkin beers Elysian makes. They should replace the Night Owl with this recipe. Medium on full bodied with a nice soft carb and an off dry finish. Good beer. I will buy more.

harrymel, Sep 24, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Easily the best of Elysian's pumpkin ales that I've had (which I think is all of them), and one of the best pumpkin-based beers I've had from anyone.

Poured a cloudy, burnt orange, with a small but dense white head; decent retention and lacing. Pumpkin pie spice was the dominant factor on the nose, which I like. This beer was listed as showcasing "Vietnamese cinnamon." Taste was a good melding of sweet malts, pumpkin flesh, and cinnamon-nutmeg-allspice-gingerbread, all in good quantity and fairly good balance, with the spice taking a slight edge; more candy-like than vegetal, which isn't necessarily good or bad, it just is. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, great drinker. Normally I don't need or want more than one pumpkin beer in a session, but this one is tempting enough to get me to reach for another.

Rifugium, Oct 22, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a sample glass. I had this at Max's during Baltimore beer week.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well and leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a ton of cinnamon here. A nice, sweet malt backbone with some pumpkin. The cinnamon with the fruit reminds me a bit of an apple crisp. I'm also getting some brown sugar.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell led me to believe. Lots of cinnamon and brown sugar notes along with some pumpkin. The grain flavor mixes well with everything else. Still reminds me a bit of an apple pie like dessert.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with some tingly carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry. This was my least favorite aspect of this beer.

Overall: The smell of this beer is absolutely wonderful. This is a very nice dessert beer without having too much alcohol in it. The pumpkin was a bit overshadowed. I'd have more of this in the future.

oline73, Nov 09, 2012
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jpbebeau, Oct 18, 2012
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vermilcj, Oct 17, 2013
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scm2787, May 11, 2013
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doc17325, Nov 20, 2012
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strongaf, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 01, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

80x2HopHead, Monday at 09:08 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a reddish copper amber with a thin off white head that dissipates to a thick, creamy film and ring around the glass. Aroma dominated by pumpkin pie spice, mainly cinnamon with hints of nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is creamy pumpkin, sweet caramel malt and lots of cinnamon, possibly the most distinctly fresh cinnamon flavor I've ever had in a beer. Finishes slightly dry, spicy with slight hops. Nice creamy medium body, great mouth feel. Elysian makes my all time favorite pumpkin beer (the Great Pumpkin) and several other excellent ales using the big squash, but I'm still blown away that they are able to deliver this intensity of fresh cinnamon while supporting it perfectly with a gentle malt and pumpkin body. This is very well made and a perfect autumn beer. I may have to get another one of these even though I just got the Elysian Pumpkin Patch box set with four other pumpkin beers in it. This is going to a be an orange autumn. I continue to love this Apocalypse series.

LiquidAmber, Oct 08, 2012
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Blight Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.