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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by PhantomVodoo on 11-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,929
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
513
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Ratings: 513 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of Metal_N_Brew
4.85/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

L: clear gold with no head
S: not much...some hops and malt, just basic raw ingredients
T: very malty, but citrus at first then all malt finish.
F: thin, no carbonation
O: drain pour

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of macpfb03
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color of auburn caramel, thin beige head 1/5". Aroma of warming alcohol, bitter c hops, and malty caramel.

Taste, immediately one of the hoppier beers in the winter warmer genre. Hits those holiday spice rack notes with nutmeg and cinnamon. Balanced between smooth and a relatively dry finish for a warmer.

Better in a 12oz than bomber format, but at least they're relatively affordable even by those standards.

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Photo of StL_Rob
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kuzi_86
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle (Case of 6)
Outdated Label on current Beer page.

At first pour, A nice solid Orange / Carmel Color with faint visability in glass. Although other viewers stated they had lasting 2 finger head. I received about 1 finger head with decent carbonation. Borderline Lager/Champaigne look.
Upon first smell, a faint hint of citrus with a strong Malt/Alcohol Scent. Which is understandable for a 8.3 Alcohol Volume Ale.
Now the Taste. A consistent Rich citrus Malt blend, with a hint of hoppiness. A strong kick of that 8.3 alcohol as well. As for the after taste, those flavors of citrus will kick in, along with a faint zesty pepper note to top it off.
All in all a nice beer. Definitely not packed full of flavors, but if your looking for a strong consistent Citrus Malt Ale. With a zesty after kick. This beer is the way to go.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer hits the glass in a very dark orange/amber to rust in color. A sizeable and frothy head forms and retains like a champ, hanging around long enough to lace throughout the entire drink. Wafting out of the glass is an aroma straight out of a midwinter's night. Mild to strong hops bitterness hits the nose right up front in a burst of floral and light pine notes. Quickly, the hops are replaced with a touch of brown sugar sweetness before those are also washed away and the nose turns toward some dark and bitter malts.

Taking a drink, the flavor of the beer follows the scent almost to the letter. The hops are somewhat more subdued than on the nose, but the medium pine bitterness is still there. Next comes the brown sugar sweetness, which is stronger than it was in the scent and drowns out the hops bitterness. The last flavor to hit the tongue, as well as the one to linger, is what I would call a "light barleywine" flavor. Big malts, light alcohol, and just a slight return of the hops ends the drink and sticks around a little while after the drink. As far as mouthfeel goes, there is a slight bit of noticeable alcohol in the flavor and weight, but other than that, this is a fairly drinkable beer. None of the flavors are too heavy to slow this drink down, and I think the best description is again "light barleywine."

Overall, this is an interesting and somewhat unique brew. The hops and malts balance out well and combine to form a winter ale that is different from a heavy stout or wet-hopped IPA. A good change of pace winter beer.

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Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight yeast, hint of resin, slight pine, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Winter Warmer, but perhaps more aptly fits within a Pale Ale style. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight resin, slight hops, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, not particularly winter-y nor is it particularly a pale ale, tastes reminiscent of an altbier.

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Photo of EvoRich
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed by my girlfriend Sierra. Word for word.

Look: Looks like a murky lake with apples fermenting in the bottom. Really like apple cider with a foamy top.

Smell: Light. Refreshing. Like I'm walking through an orchard on the first day of spring.

Taste: Not as good Uuggghhh. As it smells. Makes my body tense up. After taste is more pleasant.

Feel: Defiantly would say it's light. When I put it in my mouth it foams up. Like I have rabies.

Overall: Words are hers. The numbers are mine :)

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Photo of Suds
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Completely clear golden color with a two finger white head. Very stable foam. The aroma is a bit hoppy...earthy, slightly piney hops. The taste is bitter, full, sweet, and warming. Plenty of body and very drinkable. Nice on a very cold winter night.

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Photo of Richard927
4.59/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of B_B
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaz18
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lastmango
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a honey orange color with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of lacing. Nose is a bit grassy from the hops. Taste is sweet malt upfront followed by a pronounced gassiness and hop bitterness. Mouth feel was a bit oily with moderate body and carbonation. This was not what I expected from a winter ale. BA has this a winter warmer and I think this needs to be changed.

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Photo of jbfarris
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pianoguy
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer seems to be incorrectly categorized. Didn't seem like a true winter warmer so I went to the Elysian web site. and they called it a "winter pale ale"

22 oz bottle. No bottling date info

Pours a clear pale golden body with a white head. Some retention & lacing

Smell is not very pronounced, but what I am getting is hop forward. More grassy then citrus or pine . Some malt

Taste is hop forward. Crisp with a bitterness that hides the booze a little.

The feel was the only thing about this beer that reminded me of a winter warmer. . Smooth and velvety

Overall: Reminds me of an imperial IPA . Nice but if you are looking for a winter warmer... Keep looking !

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KSL
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BiFrost from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 513 ratings
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