Blight Pumpkin Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev -16.7%
220z bottle poured into a tasting glass. Amber orange in color with a thin white head barely covering the top.
Lots of cinnamon comes out in the aroma. Notes of pumpkin pie spice, cloves and sweeter brown sugar all come out. Cinnamon is a little overwhelming but it's pretty good overall.
The taste shows even more of the spice, especially cinnamon. The cinnamon becomes a little hot in the finish. There's some sweeter malts and brown sugar trying to come through but the spices just seem overdone and dominating unfortunately.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It was a decent beer overall but the spices were overdone and dominated the other flavors too much for me unfortunately.
12-09-2012 13:12:35 | More by billab914
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
22 oz. Bottle purchased for $8.59 + Tax @ Chuck's 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle, Washington. Very thin lace trace white head.Pretty clear thin bright orange gold color. Spicy Vietnamese cinnamon mild pumpkin front. Peppery thin textured mildly sweet toasted brown sugar mild pumpkin fruit body. Dry lingering hot cinnamon pepper end. Spicy throughout but relatively well balanced.
11-30-2012 21:20:06 | More by philbertk
District of Columbia
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Harrymel sent this one to me. Thanks Harry! I'm getting ready to send you another monster box in return.
Served in the very Elysian tulip that Harry sent.
A: Much more clear that most pumpkin ales, yet it was a dark orange, chill hazed, but with a slight, white ring around the liquid.
S: Lots of marshmallow in there, and definitely a bit more than a dash of cinnamon. Totally cinnamon! Sort of a buttercream infused cinnamon.
T: Lots of the same as the taste, but still great. Cinnamon heavy, for sure. Tasty!
M: The cinnamon stained the palate and then some. I didn't get much booze in there, if at all. the lacing was slight.
O: I personally dug this one. My question: What did this cost in the Washington region?
11-25-2012 04:30:36 | More by Chaney
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
11-09-2012 02:39:32 | More by oline73
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
Not a fan of this beer. Served in a snifter.
Beer is brown and hazy with basically no head, moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is sweet, mild roast, some pumpkin some spice.
Beer is medium in body and pretty sweet, mildly gourd flavor, mild everything except sweetness. Not a repeat for me.
11-06-2012 19:02:49 | More by drabmuh
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a caramel orange color without much of a head on it. Nose has sweet cinnamon and pie crust bursting out of the glass. the taste starts off with sweet spiciness that moves on to a lot of cinnamon. Pumpkin gets added into the mix and ultimately finishes with some cloves and nutmeg. The cinnamon is by far the biggest player in the beer's flavor profile. The mouth is a little thing but decent. Overall, this is a good pumpkin beer; one of the better ones I had this night of pumpkin beer tasting. If you like cinnamon spiciness in your beers, you need to try this one.
11-01-2012 14:26:07 | More by birchstick
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
10-25-2012 03:37:53 | More by Immortale25
Blight Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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