The Great Pumpkin | Elysian Brewing Company

The Great PumpkinThe Great Pumpkin
BA SCORE
88.9%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 691 ratings
The Great PumpkinThe Great Pumpkin
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheBungyo on 10-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,814
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
691
Liked:
614
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
10.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
127
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 691 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of SpdKilz
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -12.3%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 57md
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-copper color with a finger of head. The nose is straight up pumpkin butter. The flavor includes the essence of the holy gourd with gentle spices. There is no residual sweetness here but the seasonal spices come out a bit more boldly on the finish.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one eluded me 2 years ago on my great pumpkin beer taste test (36 pumpkin beers in one fall season). So I was happy to pick up a bottle in NJ.
A- Pours a nice, almost clear amber orange color with a small white head.
S - Solid pumpkin beer (not pie) aroma lets you know you are about to taste pumpkin beer.
T - Nice, balanced pumpkin flavor, little bit of ginger added to the pumpkin.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - All in all an excellent pumpkin beer. Spices are not over done. Very good.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Orange, amber, with a hint of haze, lots of both large and small bubbles, and a half finger of yellow tinged head.

Smells of huge, sweet pumpkin pie spices. Ginger, cinnamon, allspice and molasses.

Tastes of the same spices, along with a little sweetness, and a big amount of alcohol and creme brulee. I get the vegetal pumpkin qualities along with their squashy, autumn freshness.

Thick, syrupy body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Really good brew. A little boozy for me, but the flavours of spices and pumpkin are done in such a way that is not too sweet. Got in Albany, NY 2 days ago. Drinking in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Oct 2nd, 2016.

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Photo of Lucular
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was impressed with how nice this beer smells. It was rich with caramel and get very autumnal. The taste was sharp and felt like gingerbread alongside pumpkin and really made this more enjoyable. Great stuff.

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Photo of Fungas0
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 691 ratings
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