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:
#30,651
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
530
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of MidloRapid
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Waveoff
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M477
2.01/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer didn't do it for me.

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Photo of BeerCrack
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KonigObHops
2.72/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer pours a cloudy light orange color (like a new penny). The head was thin and bright white. Don't blink because it was gone in a flash.

The smell is an earthy hops wrapped in pineapple. A bit odd.

The initial taste is almost non-existent. Very flat taste. In the middle there is a hint of citrus. The finish is hoppy. Not strong like an IPA, but similar taste to an IPA with a floral finish.

The mouth feel is crisp. There is a high level of carbonation.

Overall, this beer does not live up to the description on the bottle. The citrus and the hops are both muted, and there is nothing else evident.

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Photo of Krashna11
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jaymanisgod
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Donkster46
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/16...pours dark copper orange with some white foam. Light pine nose. Strong hoppy bitter wrapped in citrus with a pine earthy taste. Rich robust mouthfeel. Oily. Heavy. Harsh on the palate. Difficult.

UPDATE: 1/18/17: Pours bronzed copper with light layer of white foam. Powerful citrus lemon malty nose. Earthy. Strong rugged hop bitter flavor. Opens earthy and grows into a citrus blend. Tart/bitter grapefruit lemon rind close. Very nice. Clearly my more refined palate is in play here

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Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nae412
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archyquaffer
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice label art, depicting a frosty, snowy night featuring a pair of frost and snow covered pines, an eclipsed moon, stars, and the Milky Way. A google search reveals the definition of bifrost- a mythical norse "bridge to heaven" that some think corresponds to the Milky Way. The label describes the beer as "a bold pale ale".

A moderate pour from a longneck into a shaker produces a subdued head of about 3/4 inch. This reduces quickly but does leave sticky chunks of bubbly lace. The beer is a hazy pale amber color with medium carbonation.

Citrusy hops are evident in the aroma along with a hint of pure booze and just a touch of something else- perhaps DMS. The flavor is marked by a fairly solid background of bready malts, with citrus tang, a bit of melon, and a slight butter flavor. Underlying everything are some earthy and spicy hop notes. The alcohol adds just a touch of a spicy bite, but is otherwise well-masked. The mouthfeel is creamy, and supports a lingering tang in the aftertaste. The body is fairly light.

This is an unusual winter warmer, and is pretty much a double pale ale. As such, it's a nice change-up from the heavier examples out there. A pretty good deal at 8 something for a sixer.

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Photo of Thatoneguyssidekick
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Pours light amber, good head but dissipates quickly.

Starts with a traditional winter beer taste but is replaced quickly with a fruity (almost pear) taste that lingers. You almost need to take another sip to stop this tart aftertaste.

I was excited to try it on tap since I thouroughly enjoy every Elysian beer I have come across(minus pumpkin ...so far)

Nothing like any winter beer I've had.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SteveLimoncello
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

a really different beer. malty and nutty and sweet like other winter warmers, but it has a funny fruity tang to it that makes for a strange flavor profile as well as an electric mouthfeel thats not as mellow as i usually look for in the style. i like that its driven mostly by grain instead of spice, rich and toffee-like in smell and taste, with some darker malts in there too. the body is only medium though, and with the high carbonation and the fruity zizzle, it feels a lot lighter than i like this time of year. it might be a good one to have a few of, but the abv is still appropriately high for the style. its a hard one to reckon, given the polarity of its attributes, but i like it for what it is. elysian doesnt always hit home runs, but they absolutely never make boring beer.

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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