The Great Pumpkin | Elysian Brewing Company

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The Great PumpkinThe Great Pumpkin

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TheBungyo on 10-24-2006

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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber bought from Little's Wine and Liquor.

A&S: Fantastic smell, pure pumpkin pie. With all the spices you would expect in a good pumpkin pie: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ect. Very strong aroma as well. Murky orange colored beer. Head is bright white with no retention.

T&M: more bready than the smell would make you think. I'm getting some mintyness like I was getting from Dry Docks pumpkin only not as strong. Pretty sweet. Thick and luscious mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied and on the lower end of carbonation.

Overall: A very good beer, but I think I might like the Night Owl from Elysian just a tad more.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From an undated 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-An aggressive pour produces almost a finger of light-khaki head. The foam drops immediately to a collar. The brew is orange-tinted golden-amber in color. It looks pretty still -- and slightly hazy -- in the glass.

S-This is probably my favorite pumpkin beer smell ever. It is very spicy (lots of cinnamon and nutmeg), semi-sweet (brown sugar), with a hint of rum-like booze, and a nice toasted flavor to accompany the traditional pumpkin flesh aroma.

T-The taste, while good, is a bit of letdown compared to the amazing scent on this thing. The beer looses some of the spiciness and gains a bit of fruity alcohol, which muddies things a bit. is pretty good with baking spices, mild brown-sugar sweetness, pumpkin flesh, and a decent bit of drying, toasted pumpkin seed.

M-The feel is lighter than some in the style, but still medium. Carbonation is slightly assertive and moderate to fine on the palate.

O-What a great smelling beer. The scent is really the highlight here, but the rest of the beer isn't bad. If you like your pumpkin beer on the dryer side, this brew is a good choice because it still provides some spice and pumpkin flesh without getting vegetal or overly earthy. I could use a bit more heft in the feel, but this is not quaffable by any means. Wow, what a great smelling beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy, deep copper color with half an inch of airy, beige head that quickly recedes with light surface layer and lacing.

Strong aromas of pumpkin and spice.

Strong flavor of pumpkin pie as to be expected. But with an underlying musty, earthy quality that sets it apart.

Medium bodied with a sweet but crisp finish. Moderate carbonation with mild aftertaste.

I really enjoyed this beer. I would put in my top three pumpkin brews so far. Good Gourd, Pumpking and Great Pumpkin.

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The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 686 ratings.
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