Hansel And Gretel | Elysian Brewing Company

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Hansel And GretelHansel And Gretel
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Hansel And GretelHansel And Gretel

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Georgiabeer on 12-10-2007

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Photo of 1971bernat
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Moose90
1.58/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a clear and vivid pale pale yellow into the glass. There is no semblance of a head, and there is minimal lace left behind.

S — Smell is pungent and aggressive, with notes of bitter powdered ginger and cinnamon, lightly sweet Pilsner malt base lies underneath, but its dominated by ginger and cinnamon.

T — Much like the nose, there is a light pilsner sweetness initially, but it is overpowered and dominated by cheap ground ginger and cinnamon flavors, bitter and fairly off-putting.

M — Light in body, though there is an odd lingering aftertaste of sweet malts.

O — Not great overall, pretty much dominated by cheap powdered ginger and cinnamon, not a favorite.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.31/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of SkiSailRide
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

On tap. Great palate cleanser or finish to a heavy meal. If you like Ginger you will like this. Some times you need a Pilsner style with bold flavors.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of munimula
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Had on tap. Pretty excellent balance of pumpkin and ginger considering pumpkin is a light flavor and ginger can be so powerful.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles and I have taken to enlisting aid in doing so. The real logjam comes in the form of bombers. Do not misunderstand me, I am capable of drinking the contents of a bomber by myself, but I am hesitant to do so. Bomb(er)s away! This is my 2,700th review, BTW.

Justin Chlan and I were now joined by one of my former mentors, Tom "Beek" Biechler on the porch.

From the bottle: "Ginger Pumpkin Pils Malt Beverage Brewed with Pumpkin and Ginger"; "Hansel and Gretel is of the lighter pumpkin fare - spiced with fresh ginger and hopped with lots of Czech Saaz hops."; "Brewhouse [:] Elysian Brewing Company operates three brewpubs in the city of Seattle and has won Large brewpub and Brewmaster of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado."; "Cheers! [undersigned] Dick Cantwell, Head Brewer".

I got the cap off and poured for each of us, producing a finger of yellowish head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy light-yellow (SRM = 2). Nose was redolent with ginger! It should have read "... Brewed with Ginger and Pumpkin", instead. Mouthfeel was light, not thin, but very effervescent. The taste was almost completely ginger. Finish was super-dry with the ginger flavor actually ramping up in intensity at the extreme finish. Wow! This would be fantastic with sushi and as a palate cleanser, it was a welcome change of pace. However, I would recommend against an entire bomber to oneself (which I did not do, BTW).

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 114 ratings