Punkuccino | Elysian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by billab914 on 10-24-2013

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of Treyliff
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a deep brown color with a ruby hue poking through, small creamy khaki colored head retains nicely, eventually reducing to a thin film that stays on top long after the pour

S- initial impression is that it smells exactly like a pumpkin spice latte! Very nutty up front with big notes up cinnamon & nutmeg, heavy cream, vanilla, pumpkin spice, cappuccino. Very impressive aroma

T- sweet and nutty up front with flavors of heavy whipping cream, quickly followed by lots of cinnamon, nutmeg & pumpkin spice. Caramel may/brown sugar sweetness near the finish, there is a nice linger of espresso that hits after the swallow with more nutty notes coming through

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a silky and creamy finish, high drinkability

O- a unique pumpkin ale that blends the coffee and pumpkin spicing nearly perfectly. It smells and tastes just like a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I will seek this out again next year

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Punkuccino is flat out one of the best pumpkin beers out there, and I've had quite a few.

It's not a conventional pumpkin ale. I think of a conventional pumpkin ale as having the light color, spicy aroma, and sweet pumpkin flavor of pumpkin pie, but in a beer.

Punkuccino is a hybrid between a pumpkin ale and a coffee ale. It's dark and roasty. It's got plenty of spice (mainly cinnamon to me). There's pumpkin there, but in moderation. There's coffee there, but in moderation. It's just a little sweet, not too much (much less sweet than your typical pumpkin spice latte).

Everything comes together in perfect and delicious balance. A very fine beer from the Elysian pumpkin beer wizards!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very deep mahogany beer with a tan head. Minimal lacing left on the glass. The smell is exactly like a pumpkin spice latte. Coffee, sweetness and pumpkin spices. The taste follows the smell with cinnamon taking the lead on the spices. A nice coffee and pie spice flavor with a great malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Really a great "pumpkin" beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a great beer. not sure there is pumpkin in here, but a great spiced coffee brew, true to its name. so glad elysian is continuing to experiment with pumpkin brews, its really become their thing. this has a great coffee hit over a matte black malt base that flashes dark brown. a nose of nutmeg and cinnamon is true to the taste, that does the same thing. dark roasty chocolate malt is ripe, but little happens with squash itself. real plain there, but the nutmeg and cinnamon are dialed in. one after the other, and and awfully luxurious richness for a beer at just 5% abv. its insane really, far better than its price and its ratings, this is unique and delicious. dry too, which i love in a spicy beer. top of the class for the elysian pumpkins ive had. love the dry espresso berry thing here, it compliments it all real well. best of the season.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Had this at Elysian. Let me say, I'm not a pumpkin fan but I tried it anyway. It was pretty good, helped much by the coffee notes which I like. There was also a good balance of spice (very little) which helped. If you like pumpkin, I think you'll really enjoy it.

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Photo of Leeshka410
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JMD71
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a bit of red showing through. Small tan head.
Pumpkin spice and coffee aroma, a little bit of pumpkin.
Coffee, cinnamon, and nutmeg taste. Slight pumpkin.
Very smooth.

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Photo of heddar33
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ravenz98
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doomrain
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAC329
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great blend of coffee pumpkin and beer all rolled up in one! Loved it.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jamesmk48
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to nearly black in color with very little penetration to light. There's a fingernail of khaki head around the rim and the majority of the top. Inviting aroma of coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice greets my nose. I taste nice blend of coffee where there are background notes of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The base beer reminds me of Goose Island Fulton Street Blend and just envision that with a gently spiced pumpkin beer. The body is slightly thick, a bit oily, and yet viscous.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and roasty aroma with a scent of pumpkin spices and coffee. Upfront pumpkin spice scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Good scent of coffee beans along with dark roasted malt hints of chocolate, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Hints of brown sugar and earthy hops. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and roasty taste with notes of pumpkin spice and coffee. Big pumpkin spice presence with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Good taste of coffee beans. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, biscuit, and grains along with yeast. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Light earthy hop bitterness. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good Pumpkin ale. Good blend of coffee and pumpkin spice.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briandaube
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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