Hansel And Gretel | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
113 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Hansel And GretelHansel And Gretel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Georgiabeer on 12-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
23.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Murrhey
2.33/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head that recedes quickly. Hazy goldenrod color.

S- Strong ginger aroma. I hate ginger. Pumpkin flavor is here too. Crisp pils smells sneak in at the end, but they are beaten down by the other aromas. Not a fan.

T- Ginger ginger ginger. I dislike this intensely. Once you get beyond the ginger, the pilsner notes come out.

M- Slightly vinous feel and light body.

O- I really don't like ginger. That kinda ruins the whole beer for me. Sorry Elysian.

 569 characters

Photo of Chevelle66
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wonothesane42
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of rand
4.04/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22 oz bomber to flute glass

One of four selections provided in Elysian's festive 'Pumpkin Patch' gift box.

A: Copper-tan in color, clear, as a gentle pour yields a wispy, 1/2-inch head leaving small patches of lacing around the glass.

S: A huge blast of freshly grated ginger spearheads the nose. Fresh tones of pumpkin and honey-sweet malts are right in tow. Faint notes of earthy hops round the bouquet, but wow, this is one gingery lager.

T/M: As hinted in the nose, the flavors are strongly ginger-forward. Plenty of pumpkin as well, blending nicely with a malty, slightly chewy complexion, which is surprisingly stodgy for the style. The profile is festive, with notes of paprika and nutmeg accenting the pumpkin undertone. Fortunately, the palate remains relatively dry and quenched between sips, which finishes quickly and gingery.

It seems this is under-appreciated. It's flavors and essence steer a wide path from traditional beer flavors, but a slow and ponderous sip will still yield healthy notes of honey-sweet malts and earthy hops. Obviously, if you don't like ginger, forget about it, but if you like an occasional mule or ginger beer, you could do a lot worse.

 1,187 characters

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a super hazy medium apricot in color with moderate amounts of carbonation and a faint amount of pale orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy bright white head that slowly reduce to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of ginger over the top of lighter notes of pumpkin and pale + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a very light flavors of pale and biscuit malts. That is quickly overtaken by light flavors of pumpkin and moderate to strong flavors of ginger, lemongrass, and black pepper. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: The ginger is almost overpowering in this brew - I wish it was a little more subtle and the pumpkin was slightly more pronounced. Interesting, enjoyable but not necessarily something I would have with any regularity.

 967 characters

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface along with some small patches of bubbles.
S: Moderately strong aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of ginger.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of ginger flavors and seems like it would be and interesting choice to pair with sushi.

 520 characters

Photo of scm2787
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tommyguz
1/5  rDev -69.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of SamanthaMarieee9
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of cbutova
3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes.

A- Light golden bodied beer that has a decent amount of haziness poured into a goblet. Small white cap forms with fine bubbles and a foamy texture. Small ring leaves a nice amount of lace webs.

S- Ginger BOMB. Like when you are mashing it up for Asian cooking. Vegetal and light malt hints in the background.

T- Seriously this is stronger than any ginger ale soda I have ever had, it is like eating the ginger to cleanse the palate at a sushi restaurant. Fresh, fresh ginger. Some light pumpkin and hop influence but mostly just ginger.

MF- Creamy body on the light side of things. Ginger spice is massive on the palate and there is a lower end carbonation with a silky feel.

Ginger bomb to the absolute max. I enjoy this flavor but it is very unbalanced and over the top.

 798 characters

Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jbarra101
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Chetti
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Rojada1988
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Travcofarms
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Monnie
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of jnoelani
4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -69.6%

Photo of Howlader
1/5  rDev -69.6%

Hansel And Gretel from Elysian Brewing Company
3.29 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.