BiFrost | Elysian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -19.6%

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 far)

Nothing like any winter beer I've had.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SteveLimoncello
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
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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Photo of Gmartin75
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ccfbeard
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of schad
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

My least favorite Elysian seasonal, however by no means a bad beer. Winter pale ale is a fairly uncommon style

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Photo of Riggintrav
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

It's not my favorite from Elysian but its not bad... Malty and Creamy

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of catwoman529
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 512 ratings.
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