Ambrosia Maibock
Elysian Brewing Company

Ambrosia MaibockAmbrosia Maibock
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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
3.74 | pDev: 8.82%
Jun 12, 2016
May 11, 2003
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Rated: 3.82 by Aaryah

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4 by BraveMountie from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bluckbeyes from Oregon

Jun 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by djre4orm from Virginia

May 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by ericj551 from Canada (AB)

May 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Asics from Washington

Apr 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by stript from Washington

Dec 01, 2012
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange amber with a fine white head with decent retention. Aroma of sweet malt and light fruit. Flavor is malt, maybe a touch of wood, light fruit and citrus. Finishes with light hops and tannic dryness. Main flavor is nice, but finishes a bit bitter. Medium bodied. A pleasant, somewhat understated maibock.
Aug 04, 2012
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Reviewed by lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Had on-tap at Elysian Brewery in Seattle.

Pours a clear golden hue, with a minimal, but pleasant creamy white head. Some sudsy lace forms. Body is very light, leaving swirling, very free carbonation. Looks decent enough.

Nose is mild and sweet, with very little else going for it. No bite, no phenolics, no hops. I mean, not much of anything, to be honest. There's the malt, a hint of sweat and that sugary note which makes up the bulk of it. It's like really bland toffee.

Taste is similar. Some honey characters with some malt and a bit of a grainy, savoury note towards the back. There are some phenolics here, but they're the only thing which provide anything in the way of a cut to the sweetness. Feel is smooth, but it's a brief glimpse of something better in an otherwise very dull wasteland.

Pretty bland and uninteresting. I can't say I'm overly impressed. It's neither stylistically very good, or interesting, and to be honest, I'd prefer Elysian to just try to be interesting.
Jul 25, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by astebelton from Ohio

Jul 24, 2012
Rated: 4 by grittybrews from Washington

Jun 26, 2012
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. My bottle indicates 5.9% ABV rather than the 6.59% listed above.

Appearance: rich orange hue with nice effervescence and a touch of haze. Two fingers of fizzy ivory head crown the beer.

Smell: sweet, fruity malt aroma. Nice, but quite light; I would have liked a little more intensity.

Taste: nice malty flavor with hints of caramel and biscuit malt. Less of the fruity character that is present in the aroma, but there's still a nice little hint of pear in there. Bitterness is present but comes in right at the end ... a pretty pleasing experience.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big fizziness that makes for a creamy feel. I like it.

Drinkability: quite refreshing, despite the ABV. This would be killer on a hot day in the sun; I'd gladly drink this again.
May 11, 2010
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Reviewed by olympuszymurgus from California

4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
paired this vs. boulevard's maibock in an attempt to convince a dear friend that a Maibock can be delicious.
Shazam! A cloud of orange rises from the bottom of the glass, a nice little head on her and the floral and earthy hops arise, ascending to my nose, playing off the malt sweetness. it is a touch sweet, but the hops come to thieve the beer, delivering just the right punch of hops, fragrant, but not overpowering.
this is delightful, and i quickly switch glasses so i am not left with the boulevard. 22 oz of this amongst 3 people was gone before the 12 of the boule.
i hope on my next trip to the Elysian, that i might have this on tap. as long as they don't have 3 more new exciting beers. we can only hope.
Apr 12, 2010
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Reviewed by froghop from Washington

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
pours a semi-hazy dark orange with a large off-white head, and great lacing.

smell has some sweetness, fruit, light spice, and a little floral.

taste is sweet yet a little tart, malt, a little spice, toasted hops in back, and slightly bitter, ends somewhat sweet, and a little bitter.
Aug 08, 2009
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Reviewed by NorCalYeti from California

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
taste- sweet citrus, very drinkable

color- honey

smell- belgian-like, estery, light alcohol, malt aroma

body- light to medium

overall impression- very pleasurable

notes and comments- excellent spring beer, nice mellow maibock...this beer is available spring into summer
Jun 16, 2009
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a reddish gold, very slightly cloudy, big head and very slight lacing that slides right back down into the beer. Fairly carbonated, and a little sediment at the bottom of the glass. Smells slightly sour but mostly yeasty.

Taste is malty and sweet with a long lasting bitter aftertaste (maybe tannic) -- not hoppy or piney at all. Great summer beer.

Mouthfeel is good -- thick and bready, makes me want more beer. Quite drinkable -- it's not so bitter it's hard to drink, and it's not so sweet it's overwhelming. Pretty well balanced.
Apr 25, 2009
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Reviewed by Dogbrick from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sample at the Pike Street location. This brew is a clear orange color with a dense off-white head that dissipates slowly. Thick top ring of lacing with latticework underneath. The aroma is malty with a good amount of citrus, and touches of cereal and grain. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrus and toasted malt primarily, and some hops as well. The finish is citrusy and lasting. Decent all around.
Apr 16, 2009
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Reviewed by ckeegan04 from Texas

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Deep claer orange color with a huge head from a rather gentle pour. Head slowly fades and leave decent lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts dominate the nose. A fruitiness lingers underneath, a little grape juice perchance.

T - Very bready maltiness with hints of caramel. Very straight forward taste. Not good, not bad. Light fruitiness still ingers in the taste as well.

M/D - Medium bodied and a very sessionable beer. The lack of taste brings the drinkability down a notch, but overall, very drinkable.
Oct 05, 2008
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Reviewed by xoqx from Washington

4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This helles style beer pours somewhat cloudy copper with a light yellowish two finger head that exhibits moderate retention and minimal lacing. The nose is full of malt. It smells like a hot batch of wort, which is fantastic. Almost no hops can be detected in the nose. Inhaling as the beer is entering your mouth makes nearly manifest the malty sweetness that follows when the beer is actually on the palate. There is a spicy hop undercurrent for the duration of the drink, but the malt is the predominate taste. That said the beer is very balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and soft. It’s fresh while not being particularly crisp. This is a very drinkable beer. Very good for spring or autumn days.
Oct 07, 2006
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Reviewed by TheBungyo from Washington

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
The pour was pretty and eye catching. Dark gold body topped with a bone white half inch of head. Nose is unsettling. There's an initial cross between citrus hops and perfume. A split second later my nose is flooeded with a vegetable like aroma. Taste is nice and hoppy, although I would guess just a bit too hoppy for the style? Seems to me to lean more towards an IPA. Taste conjures images or lemon, rose petals, and orange. Mouthfeel is very good. Huge body that is at once creamy and luscious. Drinkability suffers from the strange tastes.
Apr 23, 2006
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