Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Brewing Company

Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale
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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #54
Ranked #13,326
3.95 | pDev: 11.9%
Nov 23, 2023
Nov 11, 2002
Brewed with 150 lbs. of pumpkin in each batch. Made with Pale, Munich and Crystal malts green and roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Horizon hops. Spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
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Reviewed by Zavy

4.74/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Probably my favorite beer right now. After my boss evangelized Elysian’s seasonal beers to me I picked this up at my local liquor store and my fridge has not been without it since. Tastes exactly like a pumpkin ale should. my only demerit is that the head vanishes fairly quickly.
Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle into a Becher glass.
L: Pour looks like a rusty snow globe with some churning sediment, cola-loke carbonation, no head, thin edge foam, very light to no lacing. SRM 12
S: Pumpkin pie filling with spices.
T: Bitter tea leaves, pumpkin spice, apple, grapefruit zest, pumpkin pith, stemmy & seedy, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Long bitter finish & aftertaste. Fruity, lightly intense, moderately sour and sharp.
F: Brisk, fizzy medium-bodied with a full center and a long finish that is very drying. Softens with warming.
O: Good tasting and overall a little sour. Sweet at first then turns bitter with a long finish and linger. Has common pumpkin pie filling spices and leaves the tongue quite dry. It's OK in its style.
Nov 10, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Broman from Alaska

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle

Appearance - Amber red body littered with bubbles with a thick frothy head. Nice lacing rings and consistent head retention.
Smell - pumpkin, cinnamon. Like pumpkin pie baking.
Taste - Milder than the nose but very similar. Pumpkin and cinnamon.
Feel - lighter body, little carbonation.
Overall - enjoyable mild pumpkin beer.
Oct 23, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bundy462 from Texas

Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 4 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Oct 21, 2023
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Rated by Jule17 from Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Incoherent screaming DoLIcIoUS!!!!!!
Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Purchased as part of the Elysian “Pumpkin Pack” of bottles!

L- Looks like raw apple cider.

S- Cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin.

T- Sweet with pronounced cinnamon

F- Thin mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

O- A little too sweet for my taste. It’s
almost like pumpkin pie soda!
Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy but bright orange with a short-lived off-white head. Lots of floating particulates. Aroma is your typical pumpkin pie spices. Flavor follows the nose, sweet up front, with a little bitterness in the finish. Feel is medium to light bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a so-so pumpkin ale.
Oct 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Nvrmind16 from California

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Fora spiced pumpkin ale its good, not something, I would drink out of season, not easy to drink, but great for the autumn season. How is that too few characters
Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by EdFed from Illinois

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Beecham from California

Sep 29, 2023
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Reviewed by EVH5150

2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
The head quickly disappeared and I was left with a very average ale. This one had a very thin, prickly mouthfeel and it was way too bitter for a pumpkin ale. I didn't get any kind of sweetness and very little maltiness to compliment the in your face spices. I actually poured it out and will probably give the rest of the 6 pack to a friend. Not impressed with this one at all.
Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by puffmadblunts from Florida

1.76/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1
The label looked awesome! Maybe I got a bad batch. But this tasted like when you accidentally throw up a little in your mouth. Not good I was looking forward to a good pumpkin beer
Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by generalraider from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reminds me of a lower ABV version of their “The Great Pumpkin”. I wish there was more than the token amount of head. There is no lacing. Beautiful clear copper color though. Pumpkin pie on nose and flavor. Medium body. Fine to very fine carbonation in the mouth. Nice.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.36 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Sep 09, 2023
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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