The Men's Room Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

The Men's Room AleThe Men's Room Ale
298 Ratings
The Men's Room AleThe Men's Room Ale

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ccrida on 06-16-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask in an imperial pint glass at Montana Ale Works (Bozeman, MT). Reviewed from notes.

A: Pleasant dusky amber-red with 1/2 finger of off-white big-bubbled head with decent retention but no lacing.

S: Light aroma of medium caramel malts with herbal, earthy, floral, and light citrus hops aroma

T: Flavor is pleasant but not too distinctive with medium caramel malt component which was more prominent than the hops, which still produce a pine and orange citrus hoppiness. Bitterness is light-medium.

M: Very smooth owing to the cask serve, low carbonation but deadly slick.

O: A nice beer but not a whole lot more.

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Couldn't find any bottle dating.

Appearance was initially quite unpleasant. I'd describe it as "murky". Tons of carbonation up the sides produced a 2 finger head that was both thick and creamy on top, and very large bubbled below. Carbonation and head was constant. Toward the last third of the beer, the murkiness cleared to produce a metallic copper look in the body. Lacing was thin and inconsistent.

Didn't get much off the smell other than an earthiness.

Taste, bearing in mind this was right after "murkiness" thought, was a little better than expected. No real unpleasantness to the taste, a lot of bready malt, with a slightly sour feeling on the back of the tongue.

Mouth was medium, lots of carbonation on the tongue.

This was, oddly enough, my first beer from the great state of Washington. Very surprised it took so long. I clearly can't recommend this beer, just a little unpleasant all the way round. Like a men's room I guess.

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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Elysian Brewing 'The Men's Room' Red Ale @ 5.6% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a clear gold from the bottle to clear amber in the glass with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the stein ... huge amount of 'floaters' on the second pour

S-mild smell of hops

T-toasty malt finish

MF-mild medium carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-ok beer , no wow factor , bottle might have been on the shelf awhile

prost LampertLand

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coming in a 650ml bomber brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; production date 15/02/13, served gently chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

Appearance: pours a dark amber hue with enchanting red hues and light haze, coming with a fast dissipating white foamy head and rather mild carbonation.
Smell: the smell is like one’s standard American Pale Ale, that the Cascade/Willamette-like sweet citric & lightly earthy hop aroma is balanced with the caramely and gently biscuity malts; a good swirl gives rise to a mixed malt-hop presence almost like Chinese longan-fruit tea/soup, along with more soothing citrus aroma to boot and a “sidelined” tinge of sweet floral esters.
Taste: effervescent, the lightly acidic-sweet fruity entry is interestingly well-attenuated and not boldly hoppy, featuring, interestingly, good quality pale & caramely malt’s aromatic flavour as the main theme, plus red grapefruit peels, toasted tea, floral esters, and rather subdued citric hop flavour on the side. Despite the malt dominance, the sweetness is kept in check, and the other flavour elements contribute sufficient acidity to the balance, as well as a dry-ish, spicy bitter palate as in phenol, Maris Otter malt and powdered licorice & pepper cones mixed together(!).
Mouthfeel & Overall: refreshing yet smooth on the palate, medium-bodied, deliciously malty and well-hopped at the same time, this “Original Red” to me is quite like an American Pale Ale but definitely with a bit more malty influence overall. Delicious and quaffable!

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The Men's Room Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 298 ratings
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