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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of craigbelly
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casterbridge
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hashmads
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 11/28/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with some sediment/floaties along with some clarity; fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of grains. Some soggy corn cereal. Malts are there. The flavors are bold with a strong sharp bitterness. Tons of fresh pine. Hints of citrus. Nice amount of grapefruit and lemon. Some fresh grass in the mix. Solid malt backbone. It's slightly sweet in the finish, but it's still bitter. It's ultimately bittersweet. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy and smooth.

This is a decent brew. The best way to categorize it would be an "Imperial Pale Ale". It has alot of traditional pale ale qualities, but amped up.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/15/2016. Enjoyed on 01/11/2017.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
2.15/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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

Photo of gandres
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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 +6.8%
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 +0.3%
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 -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rand
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
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 -1.1%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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