Trip IV | Elysian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Sahti

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ccrida on 12-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ccrida
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Rye ale brewed with pale and crystal malts, with cascade and amarillo hops, and juniper, orange and lemon peel."
On draught at the brewpub, the Trip IV is a pale ruddy brown with an off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is the best part, like an orange creamsicle.

Taste is like coco lotion at first, with the spices coming out as it warms. Never had this style before so I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it seems to much like a novelty beer for my taste, kind of muddled. The ABV, however, is well hidden behind the strong spices.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick, with lower carbonation.

Drinkability is OK I guess, it had a Belgianesque potpourri vibe but was not something I'd seek out. Will have to try to remember this if I ever get my hands on another Sahti (although I confess I've already struggled to remember this beer in spite of typing this up from notes less then a week later).

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Photo of Stanleyca
4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a first introduction to a Sahti style ale and I was very impressed. I tried this at the Phinney Neighborhood Assoc. Winter Beer taste and went back for seconds. The juniper notes are subtle and delicious. This was a very drinkable beer, not overly sweet and very smooth.

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Trip IV from Elysian Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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