The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado | Stone Brewing

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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De CitracadoThe Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Honey malt, Brown malt, and Rye malt, yams, pumpkin, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark. Warrior hops, and New Zealand Motueka hops. "Citrouille", French for pumpkin, intentionally misspelled in honor of Patrick Rue.

Added by BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 246
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking light tan with one fingered head. The beer is a clear mahogany brown which leaves a little bit of lacing

The herbs come straight out and dominate the smell. I get small hints of yam and pumpkin but the lemon and smoke seem to dominate. The fenugreek and birch also dominate the other smells.

Certainly different from other pumpkin ales. There's not as much pumpkin or cinnamon in the beer as there is as other ones. I get tastes of smoke, roasted malt with a bit of lemon and fenugreek.

Medium light with little carbonation.

A fairly interesting beer that I wasn't particularly fond off but that shouldn't stop you from trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a moderately clear cola brown, thin spots of khaki lace. Scent brings a vegetable roasted squash and sweet potato topped with brown sugar aroma, lightly herbal and medicinal before a faint hint of lemon dish soap comes into play. First flavor notes taste like a seasonal brew with strong squash and brown sugar notes, licorice like flavor and other herbal qualities, finishes with a quick hit of lemon dish soap and mellows back into a muted squash flavor. Medium bodied, lightly creamy. Flavor notes don't meld well and the lemon just seems to pungent in scent and taste to add anything positive.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown-amber color with very thin head.
S: Malty, spicy aromas with some hints of coffee, ginger and sweet tobacco.
T: Kind of straightforward malted hops with some alcohol on the finish.
M: Very light carbonation, kind of thin and oily for this kind of beer.
O: This is the first pumpkin beer I've tried and to be honest I don't detect that much pumpkin here.

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3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to try this beer for awhile. The rep. brought a single bottle for tasting at a Stone dinner. There wasn't enough for 40 people (big surprise?). I managed to find a bottle at a wine store in Florida.

I used a pint glass for this beer. The pumpkin beer was deep brown with minimal foam.

Off the top I get a little pumpkin, some caramel, and a tiny bit of smoke. I don't know where the smoke came from.

The pumpkin flavor wasn't very present in the taste. I also had some venous elements, but that may be from aging. You get some pumpkin in the after-taste.

Not a great pumpkin beer. If I had missed it, then I didn't miss much. I would suggest Weyerbacher, Southern Tier, or Schlafley pumpkin beers over this one.

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3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Deschutes tulip. Thanks to Scottfrie for sending this one my way.

A - Pours a clear, deep rich mahogany color with a bubbly 1 finger light tan head that fades leaving very little lacing.

S - Smells very herbal, almost medicinal. Definately get the lemon foremost, then a rich pumpkin/yam scent.

T/M - Not as pumpkiney as the smell leads to, but it's definately there. I do get hints of yams and pumpkin but it's mainly bready malt. Almost like a graham cracker. Not bad tho. Has a medium-light mouthfeel.

O - This is unlike a lot of pumpkin beers I've tried before because of the lack of nutmeg and cinnamon. With that not being there, it leaves a lot of room for the other flavors that are in here. A really good brew, but just not what I'm used to.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had both on tap at CBC's Pumpkinfest and later, after quite a few months fridging, in bottle.

Smells lend more toward the fenugreek and birch than the pumpkin and yam. Subtle, odd and leaving you wondering.

First sip is unlike any pumpkin brew there is. Immediately need another taste to gauge it further, and surprisingly, gets better with each sip. I'm assuming the single bottle is in the mindset of figuring out if there is enough demand to bottle further, to 4s or 6s. It should be, it's worthy of getting used to when all the usual nutmeg-cinnamon-brown sugar-clove pumpkin ales get boring.

Solid 4.

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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright red-brown color with a short lived light tan head that leaves little lacing.

Malty aroma of brown bread. Taste is a bit astringent and tart with a strong herbal component I suppose from the fennugreek.

Light body with light carbonation and a puckering finish.

Well there sure are a lot of different ingredients and brewers behind this glass of beer. But I am not sure this history is reflected in the complexity or drinkability of the product.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle: This one pours a fairly clear brown color, with a tinge of buby. Almost non-existent off white head. Nose is lighter, but lots going on there. Some roasted coffee and chocolate are noticeable. Faint citrus and pine hops. Some spices which are faint but reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Faint caramel malts also. Interesting taste. There is an awful lot going on here. Somewhat of a citrus hop bit on top. Some malts, breadiness, spices, hints of the coffee and chocolate. Just a very nice brew.

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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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