BiFrost | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,745
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
539
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
87
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Ratings: 539 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thick thin off-white head with medium retention.
Nice tropical aroma with notes of guava, passion fruit, caramel, apples, orange marmalade, tangerine and white coconut.
Flavor with notes of orange marmalade, pine, mint, guava, grapefruit, caramel, tangerines, some spices and lemongrass. Dry aftertaste with a pleasant almost mellow bitterness despite of its 58 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. No way you can tell this is 8.3% abv.
This was rather pleasant Winter Warmer and not heavy at all. It is half way between and American IPA or APA and a Winter Warmer, with some tropical and citrusy notes.

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Photo of WDWAoT
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the world of winter ales, this lil number is pretty decent, albeit not a stand out. It hits all the characteristics of a nice winter ale, but without distinction.

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Photo of cdwil
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcbroome
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a heavy amount of particulates - some of which are 3mm long. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Extremely weak nose. Weak to the point of being almost non-existent. Just a mere hint of malt.

Light body with a hint of smoothness. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance. The middle provides a nice effervescent rush that really opens the flavor profile up. The finish is prickly but doesn't overdo it.

The very good flavor profile is tasty and makes up for the weak nose - to a degree. Bitterness is moderate and is mostly a blend of pine, cedar and citrus. Towards the end, the bitterness shits to mostly zest. The middle shines with a nice sweet base. Malt is the sweetness driver but there is more caramel present than the color would suggest. Overall, this one is basically a hop ride over a world class balanced contrasting sweetness. The finish is slow fade of zest and just a hint of the 8.3% alcohol.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decent offering from Elysian. Silky and smooth and good ABV for a winter warmer. Floral almost like an IPA. I will definitely have some of these as back ups in the fridge.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming 8.3%. Overall this is a very nice imperial amber ale style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nice well rounded complexities. Balanced Amarillo/Styrian Goldings hops with Munich/Crystal malts. A bit juicy feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ordybill
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is apricots. The taste is piney hops and mild citrus.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRaud
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Light color, hint of spice and malt on the nose, light taste of spice and pine. Great head retention and very easy drinking for an8.3%.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent little winter warmer pours a
very nice red tinged amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a
thick ring, thin subtle pool, and shows some very nice sudsy lacing. Nose of
herbal hops and caramel malts with a touch of citrus fruit notes. Flavors
exceed the nose with a nice balanced caramel and honey malt that surrounds
a nice spicy hop and subtle pine note with a touch of orange and subtle
citrus notes. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium light carbonation,
and a sweet and hoppy balanced finish with moderate warming.

Overall a very solid brew.

Cheers

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Photo of Lobina
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Started out pretty good but by the end I wasn't as impressed. Was expecting a bit more from Elysian but worth trying.

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Photo of jgavac
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djembeist
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Interesting hoppy peary fruity taste with smooth mouthfeel. Decent

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date visible...seasonal N/D beer should be fresh.
Slightly hazed orange glowing beer with a 1/2" white head above and decent retention and lace left behind.
Hop = perfume, floral, earthy - maybe oranges...sweet candy grainy malt backbone present at 8.3%.
Big beer - fruity hops and plenty of malt sweetness, hoppy enough to mostly dry out in the end. Not much depth of flavor for a beer this big.
Full bodied with a slick, smooth entry, low to mid carbonation.
It's OK, had way better from Elysian...listed here as a Winter Warmer and they claim it's a bold Pale Ale...confused is a good description for me and the beer.

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Photo of teromous
2.34/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I don't see a date on this 12oz bottle.

Appearance: The body is hazy and orange with a bit of a copper color at the edge. There are a few bits of suspended solids. It has a very short head but it leaves good lacing and despite the head being short it retains nicely.

Aroma: Oddly there is no real aroma to this beer. I kept waiting for a bit and re-approaching the glass but I never got much of anything. After about four or five attempts I started to pick up what smells like flour from freshly crushed grain. It's has a very substandard aroma.

Taste: Throughout the beer there is a pleasant grain flavor. An earthy tea-like hop flavor starts to layer on the palate the more the beer is consumed. It finishes with a woody bitterness. Every now and then there is a minty flavor that appears only in the aftertaste. The aftertaste has more flavor than the beer does while being consumed.

Mouthfeel: It has this thick and chewy body. It is smooth but it feels at odds with the flavor of the beer.

Overall: The beer was a mess. It barely had any aroma and the flavor left much to be desired. The thick body and awkward bitterness just made the beer soupy and unpleasant. I wouldn't recommend it or drink it again.

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Photo of faatcase
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Klister
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 539 ratings