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:
#29,698
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
562
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
97
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of kaseydad
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoelZ1
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fps_dean
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with a slight head. Smells of a a feint mixture of malts, pine and citrus, and the taste is similar except much stronger. It's feels pretty light and is moderately carbonated. Until I read it here, I had no idea this winter warmer was 8.3%, I would have guessed maybe 6% from the taste and characteristics.

Overall, not a bad winter warmer by any means. I also used this beer to make beer battered flounder, and the citrus flavor really came to life.

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Photo of Lukass
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a copper color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and malty hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and malty flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-An easy winter ale

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Photo of 1mrbeer
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted caramel. Nice pine, earthy taste with roasted malt and toffee.

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Photo of einman
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copperish color with small to medium head. A bit of citrus with some floral and piney hops and touch of corriander peppery tastes. This one has a good christmasy feee to it

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Photo of schoon
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy dull orange with a modest head. The aroma leads with a rich, nutty malt aroma, with burnt orange and sticky pine. The flavor is mild, with lovely nutty malt, cashew, orange peel, dusky pine, and a hint of caramel. The mouthfel is fairly light, with soft, fuzzy carbonation. Overall this is a truly enjoyable beer, with superb balances, and an artistic tension between sweet, nutty malts, and pungent, slightly bitter hops.

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Photo of Boba_Booey
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amb3do
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf from a Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton,OH. It poured a slightly hazy copper with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had hints of earth. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with touches of cinnamon and frankincense. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

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Photo of ericdream
2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is garbage... not at all what i would expect from Elysian.

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Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma & taste is citrus, not too bitter, tangy. Cheers! B

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Photo of miwestcoaster
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz IPA shaped glass best before 4/02/19. Pours a very attractive clear bright orange with a 3 finger sticky white head that leaves loads of patchy lace. 4.25

Smell is tangerine, caramel, toffee, apricot, pine resin, and grapefruit. 3.75

Taste tangerine and apricot upfront with caramel, toffee, and a healthy dose of piney grapefruit in the bold flavor-full finish. 4

Mouthfeel is big, plenty of like, a tad dry, and drinks pretty easy for 8.3% ABV. 4

Overall this is a hop heads type of Winter Warmer, not sure it isn’t a DIPA, but tasty just the same. 4

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Photo of Briggsy43
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 562 ratings