Punkuccino | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by billab914 on 10-24-2013

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#1,570
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
571
pDev:
9.35%
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Photo of Viaduck
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark body with light tan head that soon reverts to a ring around the glass. Smells like cinnamon (dominant) & nutmeg & pumpkin. Flavor follows the aroma with a cappuccino finish. I think The flavor & sweetness could be taken up a notch. Feel is thin, a bit weak on carbonation. But overall it’s sill very good.

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Photo of jeremiahoden
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutPenguin
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic season choice. Just a hint of pumpkin which is where pumpkin ales usually fail. Most are too much spice and try too hard to bring the pumpkin flavor out. This is a hint and just right. Good body. Great overall flavor. Definitely best as a seasonal and not a year round. If you can find it in season do yourself a favor and have one from time to time.

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Photo of Gsquared12
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great nose, great coffee flavor. No pumpkin taste.

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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of faatcase
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Punkuccino pours a dark and deep brown color, with almost no head. Aroma has some big nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Flavor is spicy, lots of nutmeg, and cinnamon, and hints of pumpkin. Not too much cappuccino flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, good beer, big on the spices, less so on the namesake.

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Photo of DCHritz
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noles9585
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrederickTatum
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blognog
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good with cinnnamon sugar rim.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

So my last trip for a beer run I kinda went haywire with pumpkin and marzen beer, thus being reflected in my previous consumptions. I saw this and thought, ooh that sound tasty. I am not a huge fan of Elysian, some of their stuff is hit or miss for me. Poured into a pint glass at 47 degrees. The head, I should say the lack thereof, was abysmal. It was an agressive pour yet resulted in nodda for a head. The head that did form was about 1/4 inch thick light tan ring that was super airy, I am disappointed. The body of the beer is dark brown with reddish hue was visible once I put up to the light.

A smell of the coffee first then milk chocolate, good pumpkin spices ( cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice), a dark roasty malt note, a touch burnt, brown sugar, molasses, yeast, bready, biscuit, earthiness, pumpkin, floral, and subtle grassy note.

I taste milk chocolate and pumpkin first off with the
coffee trailing on the end. Good pumpkin spices (see above). bready, molasses, brown sugar, floral, grass, roasty toasty malt notes, and some yeast.

Mouthfeel: The body of the beer to me is medium minus bordering on light plus. The carbonation is good, a touch astringent, and medium finish.
Overall: This is not a beer to jump up and down about. The flavors are good, but I feel it lacks balance. Calling this a Punkuccino, i would expect a coffee kick somewhere in this beer, I just did not see it. I thought the body of the beer was a touch light for me and the head was a dismal sight. I would not buy this beer unless maybe it was improved upon and then I would try the 2.0 version, but I would not buy again.

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Punkuccino from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 571 ratings