The Men's Room Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

The Men's Room AleThe Men's Room Ale
BA SCORE
36.9%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 298 ratings
The Men's Room AleThe Men's Room Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ccrida on 06-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,682
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
298
Liked:
110
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
13.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 298 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cole's, July 4th always open. Significant hoppiness, a nice red. Hoppy aroma. Light red tinge and some white head and lace. Some caramel sweetness, a good malt backbone. Toasted malt finish. Good drinkability, better than your average red.Simple and nice.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Packaged 12/1/15.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, earth, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, burnt caramel, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink but packs an earthy bitterness that lingers after each sip.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking reddish brown color. The head was foamy and white in color. It has a decent lacing also. The smell of the beer was malty with some nice hop aromas in there also. The taste of the beer has a nice sweet caramel flavor up front that goes well with the bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel of this beer is medium bodied and has a good carbonation. Overall it's not a bad amber ale. I found it to be pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz pint at the Underground's mini-tap takeover for these (mostly) new Elysian brews in Alberta.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, glassy medium copper amber hue, with two slender fingers of puffy, bulbous, and eventually chunky, dirty white ice floe head, which leaves a near solid wall of specked snow rime lace around the glass as things seep southwards.

It smells of grainy, and mildly biscuity caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, middling fleshy orange and pithy white grapefruit, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet bready pale and caramel malt, a bit of steady baker's yeast, simple syrup, subtle muddled citrus, and somewhat zingy leafy, grassy hops.

The bubbles are decently involved and in for the long haul, the body an adequate medium weight, and pretty smooth, with even a coy hint of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt, and fleshy anonymous fruit holding up that particular flag, while little else in the realm seems up to playing foil at this point.

A decently quaffable amber ale, which is sort of like saying an easy-driving Volkswagen - it may be a given, but it's still nice to see it in the flesh. Nothing overtly heady, or all that memorable, but pleasant enough for an early Friday evening kickoff.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a copper body and a full thicket of khaki tan head forms well above the sides of my glass. Aromatics offer up a nice citric hop nose with some floral accents really nice hops going on in there. Excellent sharp citrus/floral/earthy bitterness makes it in each sip with a semi dry finish, malt presence isn't overtly sweet a bit of deep grain husk flavor complemented with hints of caramel and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a consistent sturdy carbonation level that drives each sip, finishes semi-dry. Overall the drinkability is key here goes down way too easy, balanced perfectly with a bit more hops than your average cookie cutter red ale found across this great country.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of imbibehour
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A real interesting body color, nearly deep blood red, but also a little hazy looking too unfortunately. Head makes a nice tan and creamy three fingers, thin bubbles, and slowly settles.

Interesting nose, subdued caramel, with an interesting hint of Irish Ale sticky quality. There's just a hint of super sweet cinnamon or something hanging out in the back. Not sure where this is leading, quite small, but something interesting is hiding.

This has to be one of the most neutral and subdued beers I've had. Small malts, hint of light toast, mostly on the finish but not the mid palate. Light creamy body, almost like an English bitter, and perhaps some fruity esters of strawberry like quality hanging out. Finish has a muted pine softness and clove hinting hot spice that matches nicely, but not particularly noticeable.

Everything seems like it's dialed down a notch except for a solid creamy mouthfeel. It's well made but doesn't really make the flavors noticeable or pop out. I really love a good amber ale, but this brew while having great character just feels dumbed down. Not horrid though at least, quite easy drinking too, but just lacking.

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Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - Bottled on 2/17/16:

Pours clear dark amber. A frothy white head settles a bit and stays. Rings of lacing stick down the glass.

The smell is of caramelized dough with soft floral hop notes and a subtle touch of toast.

The taste is of traditional "red" ale malt with earthy, floral, slightly pine-like hop spice and light toast in the finish.

It has a creamy light-to-medium body. Smooth.

A nice, easy-drinking red ale!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with a moderate off-white head and nice lacing. Citrus hops aroma. Hops and citrus up front. Light malt and more hops. Light dry hop finish. Leans more towards a IPA, could use some more red ale malt flavor. Pleasant, but not exciting.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is both malts and hops, some caramel. Taste is also well balanced, caramel malts up front, hops at the finish, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Best by 20 Feb 2011, says the bottle. Now, I don't listen to the Men's Room, but I'm definitely willing to try their beer. Good luck to them!

Appearance: rich medium-orange hue with just the slightest hint of haze. Head is a rocky two-finger ivory affair with good persistence and a nice lace left on the glass. I like it.

Smell: big biscuity aroma with not much in the way of hops. While it isn't exactly my bag of cats, it's a pretty good execution of the style.

Taste: big biscuity flavor with not much in the way of hops outside of a little earthiness and a nice bitterness. Did I say that already? This beer's flavor is extremely faithful to its aroma. It's basic, it's malty, and it's got more biscuits than Alton Brown's Ma Mae. If you're into solid, well-executed and malt-centric amber ales, this one's for you.

Mouthfeel: medium, perhaps medium-light body with a relatively high level of carbonation. That makes this a creamy delight; kudos!

Drinkability: as I said, biscuity ales don't precisely float my boat. This is a tasty, well-crafted brew, though, so I'm glad to finish this bomber (and might even order it on tap if I see it).

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My Christmas present came from my co-worker Tina, who got me three 13 ounce bottles. On to the beer:

This beer is dark amber red with autumn hues. The head has some stickiness to it and good retention above. It had a very roasty aroma, with little fruity and biscuit notes to keep it intetesting. That leads to a taste which has a clean, toasty flavor with little fruity and hoppy notes on the side. Somehwere, Fat Tire is saying "that's my profile, I'll kill you!". It's easy to drink and light-medium bodied, which combined with a fine flavor, makes The Men's Room a beer for any occasion.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle, which was poured into an Elysian pint glass. Always glad to try a new beer from Elysian.

The beer pours a hazy, dirty orange color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of toffee and biscuit malt, along with a little bit of sugary sweetness and some pine from the hops. The flavor is very similar. The toffee and biscuit malt really come through and add some sweetness. The hops are hidden deep in the background, but I think I can pick out some pine and orange notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Elysian Men's Room Ale

Pours a reddish copper color, decent sized foam and lace stickage. Aroma of citrusy, floral hops and some caramel. In the taste, bright citrusy hops with a good level of bitterness. Surprisingly hop forward, with some caramel, bread, toast and faint toffee flavors as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, clean and easily drinkable. Overall, I thought this was a solid hopped up American red/amber ale. Sessionable with a good deal of flavor.

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The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.9% out of 100 with 298 ratings
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