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
Ratings:
512
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
77
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint Glass during happy hour at the brewpub in Tangltown/ Greenlake, Seattle on Monday after New Year
amber, small head, some lacing
hoppy
bitter taste even for an IPA
long finish, bitter aftertaste
very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to
Drank: January 2, 2017 3:45 PM

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Photo of philbe311
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - An attractive pour... Two plus fingers worth of lush creamy white froth with a big rocky top... Stellar retention... Gobs upon gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass as it settles a bit... The color is a pale amber with some lemony yellow undertones when properly back lit... Just a touch of haziness... Almost completely still with just a stray carbonation bubble her and there...

S - A slightly timid nose... Faint cereal grains... A touch of piney hops... And turkey (no, seriously I'm picking up turkey - never before in nearly 1,500 reviews)...

T - A strong hop presence... Mostly piney with a touch of citrus... Honey... Some muted candied sugars... Cereal grains...

F - Velvety smooth... On the lighter side of small bodied... Light carbonation but with a strong bit to it... A bit sticky... Very nice...

O - A interesting take on the Winter Warmer style... Exceptional and near world class appearance and feel... Very pedestrian smell with only slightly more interesting flavor profile... I may indulge again next season... A slightly unique and world class value in the realm of winter seasonals...

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Photo of Bear1964
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Perhaps my taste buds are misaligned but tasted hints of grapefruit and space up front, with lasting bitter resin finish. Tastes like a subtle IPA. Good. Worth trying.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of 11/10/16. Sampled on December 15, 2016.

It pours a slightly milky looking medium orange-amber with a modest off-white head that fades.

The aroma has a slight hint of orange or tangerine but the more forward characters are the sour dough bready malt and yeast characters. Low to no booze profile.

Medium or better body.

The taste brings out the same yeasty breaded malt sweetness with a mild to moderate bitterness and a kind of tobacco like quality. Maybe that is herbal. I had hoped for more but I didn't mind it.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy and citrus. Heavy and alcoholic, Murky burnt orange, I think this would be great with food, but I like winter warmers to be sweeter, browner, and stand alone by a fireplace with marshmallows.

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Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rand
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber into nonic pint glass

Classic ale appearance; golden tan, slightly cloudy and a small wispy head leaving a fair amount of lacing.

Nose is straight-forward West Coast ale - piney hops, earthy grains against a bready, toasty backdrop. Smells a little boozy as well, edged by pithy citrus notes.

Hoppy flavor profile, this tastes more like an IPA than a winter warmer. Earthy, bitter, pine notes up against toasted grains. As the sip progresses, flavors because sweet and sticky, almost cloying if it wasn't for the noticeable alcohol notes to break things up. A bit chewy, with long finish and bittersweet residuals lingering between swallows.

I don't really get this beer. I'm not sure what they were trying to do here - it's too hoppy and bitter for a winter warmer, but too malty and sticky to be a good hoppy ale. It's not the worst beer to drink, but nothing remarkable either.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear golden orange thin white head

S malt to citrus pith subtle pine needles olive juice

T: bitter pine to Christmas spices. Candied orange. Resin. Hop water really

F: a bit watery. Crisp bitter finish to malty sweet.

O: nothing special. Spicy IPA.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shockey
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shmizzen
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vladdswrath
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark orange with a big two-knuckled sudsy head. Aroma is mostly malts, but there is a hint of spice, (cinnamon maybe?) and a little bit of something soured. Taste is much better than the smell, although maybe overly sweet. The spicing is much more pronounced on the tongue, although it works better than the nose would lead you to believe. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, with the sweetness covering up the fairly high ABV.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamQ
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5/5. A truly remarkable beer. Outstanding amber-gold coloration with an unbelievably smooth, rich taste. I bought a 6 pack for a weekend beer, and was just star-struck by every aspect of this beer. Even the label is on-point. You can't go wrong with Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale. The only downside to this masterpiece is the fact that it probably is only available regionally. If you ever find yourself in the pacific northwest during the season, do yourself a favor and give this beer a whirl.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown sugar, fruitcake, and slightly astringent alcohol aftertaste. Overall mild for a winter warmer, but very thin mouthfeel that throws me off.

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is nothing special , but it has a nice nose, malt and hops. Taste is even better, aforementioned malt and hops with a hint of alcohol burn. Palate is surprisingly subdued however, but lasts a long time in the mouth.

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Photo of bluehende
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metal_N_Brew
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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