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BiFrost | Elysian Brewing Company

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523 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,241
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
523
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of SteveO64
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice winter brew with plenty of hops and complexity. Easy drinking for a high ABV beer. Opens up nicely as it warms up a bit.

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

Photo of Shortbox81
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

cloudy golden orange colored body with a one and a half finger foamy white head that dies within a minute and leaves some nice somewhat spider web/sporadic lacing that clings in a very nice way; the aroma has spiced apples up front with some earthy grapefruit/orange peel/lemon-ness going on to combine with some caramel malts in the background; the taste is sweet yet kinda earthy/musty flavors the mouth through the spiced apples and the secondary flavorings of the aroma, gets a bit resinous in the mouth, some cherry and peach starts to come out a bit as it warms, light honey comes out as well; sticky sweet apple/peach/cherry aftertaste; it has a kind of watery finish; for the most part is kinda easy on the palate but there is a degree of harshness entering in like an AIPA

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeBogert53
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewsterBrian
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.66/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Honey-colored (or lighter side of Ochre yellow) with big, slow bubbles, and a medium, willowy head that shrinks but quick.
A simple yet superb malty sweetness.
Taste follows the nose, with a brief, slight booze burn on the mouth's roof. After a few gulps the bubbles begin to pop, crisp and sour, but not sharp. Bold. Tastes stronger than the 8.3%.

Have not had this style in some time. Refreshing, strong, simple. Not the last bottle I will be picking up!

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Photo of Griphon
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 523 ratings
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