The Great Pumpkin | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TheBungyo on 10-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
687
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
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304
Gots:
127
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Photo of Jgolka
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Natinda
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ron_Mexico
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jak
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi hazy amber orange color, frothy white head that fades semi quickly. Aroma is sweet and rich - roasted marshmallows and yam, honey sweetness and pumpkin pie meat. Flavor is literally pumpkin pie meat with a hint of crust...how did they make it taste exactly like pumpkin pie?? Sitting on the tongue the flavors come out even more. Definitely a tasty treat.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Crystalline orange, small round bubbles. Head disappears relatively quickly leaving a bit floating and thin white lacing.
Smell: Like pumpkin pie. I've been on a search for this, and this is it. Strong pumpkin spice, allspice, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. The works.
Taste: Similar to the smell but not quite as 'whole pie' ... more of the pumpkin and nutmeg, less sweet. Bitter. Minimal hop presence. Also aftertaste is bitter and a bit burnt like the top of a pie that got singed too much.
Feel: Great. Thick. Viscous. Oily. Heavy mouthfeel. Like a runny syrup. Smooth carbonation that bubbles up nicely and makes for an interesting sensation.
Overall: Would definitely get again, no doubt and would recommend again to friends who are also in search of a pumpkin pie beer.

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Photo of Slack
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold in color and a touch cloudy with a bit of head that settles to nothing. Very minor lacing on a swirl.

Nose is pumpkin, sweet cinnamon, and a mixture of nutmeg, clove, and allspice.

Taste follows the nose with pumpkin, cinnamon, and then a mixture of clove and allspice. Some sweetness. Some malt.

Mouthful is medium and somewhat syrupy but a touch aggressive. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi dry.

One of the best noses on a pumpkin beer I have encountered. Reminds me of Apple cider except with pumpkins. Taste is not as strong as the nose and is a bit vegetal. Mouthful could be smoother. All in all definitely above average. Try it if available.

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Photo of frontalot
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a half inch of tightly woven beige head. The aroma is an amazing melange of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. They absolutely nailed the spices in terms of the aroma. I'm tasting pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and perhaps a judicious touch of clove. The mouth is still spiced appropriately and moderately carbonated. Not too watery and not too carbonated.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justinprintz
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KLHBB
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpdKilz
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber at a very reasonably priced $3.99 at my local Binny's. Pours into a tulip with a light, clear orange color. About a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is of nutmeg, clove, allspice. As it warms the clove becomes more prominent. Taste is nice and "pumpkin pie" at first. As the beer warms and as I drink it more, the dominent flavor is clove...overpoweringly so. It is almost medicinal the more I drink this. I was hoping to enjoy this more but it really has become cloying somewhat. The feel, for an almost 9% beer, is quite nice and spot on (creamy). Overall, it is a decent pumpkin beer, but the clove is all too intrusive.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10-24-16 - Bottled poured into a snifter at home. Whithead dissipates quickly. Strong pumpkin aroma. Orangish color with normal mouthfeel. Fine pumpkin ale, but was expecting more as this is labeled an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alarmclock314
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 687 ratings.
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