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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheBungyo on 10-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
687
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of MaximumYuks
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonwnw
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anon
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange Amber color with a slightly Amber colored head. Smell is immediately of caramel sugars and cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel, and a sweetness reminiscent of cola. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin like soda. But, the delicious complexity makes this a treat - not something I often say about pumpkin beers. It's no Schlafly's but it's still very good.

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Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rojapa
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Reefresco
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty heavy on the spices on this one with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out, but it is balanced by a nice sweetness. Had right out of the fridge and it got better as it warmed.

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

Photo of ER527
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SublimeZero
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is solid. Sweeter then his little brother, Night Owl, but much more cinnamon and pumpkin finish. Great feel. It has a meek look pouring a medium copper color with little to no head but will punch with flavor of cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shnanign
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of ground nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, gingerbread, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with ground nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, pie crust, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is super nutmeg and spice forward all around, with the pumpkin and roasted pumpkin seeds being non-existent in the smell or taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of intobenme
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Was really looking forward to this beer. Found far too much nutmeg and other spices and the nose was overpowering as well. I love pumpkin beers but this one feels a bit overdone to me.

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