The Great Pumpkin | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TheBungyo on 10-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,508
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
729
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
Wants:
312
Gots:
140
Trade:
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Ratings: 729 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Good brew.

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Photo of Amateur
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured flat. Hazy amber body
Clove, brown sugar, apple, nutmeg, pumpkin
Pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, ale
A little flat
Like drinking pumpkin pie. Incredible. Definitely need to split the bottle though

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold color. Thick white head that left a tiny bit of lace.
Spice aroma predominates. Some pumpkin.
The roles are reversed in the taste. Pumpkin up front with cinnamon and nutmeg in the background.
Nice to have a pumpkin beer that isn't all about the spice.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice orange,amber color. Has around a medium body with about average carbonation
Aroma is real pumpkin, cinnamon,clove and nutmeg. There's also a nice aroma of malts
Taste doesn't stray far from aroma,the pumpkin tastes like fresh baked. The spices are very noticeable but not overdone which allowed the pumpkin to show up well
It was done well and I would try this again

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Photo of Goosehunter75
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark orange with a bit of amber - just like a pumpkin ale should. Outstanding head volume and retention. Minimal lacing but such is expected with an imperial (8.4% ABV).

Outstanding nose of light spice (clove, cinnamon and nutmeg) with a quite distinct amount of pumpkin. The alcohol is covered. The base is slightly sweet and balanced.

Light full body that is silky smooth and has creamy aspects coupled with a bit of oily slickness. The carbonation / body balance is world class. Effervescence is moderate in the middle and slightly prickly in the finish. It is matched perfectly to support the mouthfeel.


The flavor profile is quite outstanding. The alcohol is partially uncovered during the finish and linger, thus denying the world class rating. Like the nose the base is moderately sweet and tastes bready. This foundation lays the groundwork for the spices and pumpkin to shine. Bitterness is very light. The spices come across as a blend with clove separating near the finish.

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Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ncherf
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurtStL6
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful orange amber color poured out of big bottle. I love pumpkin beer and this is another solid Fall addition

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Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, orange color with golden highlights and a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon and pumpkin. Nice sweet pumpkin flavor with a great balance of spices.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shmizzen
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of padrewbus
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cunny123
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Katedraper84
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beeragent
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 729 ratings