Night Owl Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,482
Reviews:
416
Ratings:
1,396
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
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145
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319
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Ratings: 1,396 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of JamFuel
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with soft, fine head.

Smell is sweet and spicy, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Taste is sweet and spicy, with the same notes as the nose. The sweetness gets a bit cloying, though.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a decent beer, but too sweet,

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Photo of KMillard
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light to medium bodied for a pumpkin beer. Great balance of pumpkin and spice.

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Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed copper pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. A bit of sediment floating around the brew.

S: Straight up pumpkin pie. Sweet, pumpkin, and spice.

T/F: Sweet toasted malts and brown sugar. Pumpkin... pie spices like clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A little bit pumpkin-sodaish... a little hopping for balance but still tends towards the sweet. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: Kind of pumpkin soda... sweet and spicy. Would make an ok dessert beer... not one I'd want a steady diet of.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE: November 22, 2018... OCCASION: Thanksgiving celebration wrapping up, time to reflect on the beer that helped make the day even more enjoyable... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint... pours from a day-old growler a nearly opaque, dark brown body with slow, meandering bubbles that build a resilient, sudsy off-white head... murky and autumnal... heavy burst of cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet potato, tea, and thick bread malts... the secondary clove is there too... this sips well beyond its 6.7% ABV would suggest, with a medium-bodied, textured, flavorful attitude--a little thin, perhaps... this communicates the cinnamon in a pleasant way, with clove, nutmeg, and tea mellowing the profile... this is a strong representation of the style, one that received a solid from my brother-in-law Gil...a nice Thanksgiving accompanyment...

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber on sale $4.

I liked it. I choose to add a little sweeter, and it made it really enjoyable then (it was otherwise a bit too spicy/bitter for me).

I would happily buy it again in singles.

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Photo of MugC
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack bottles $9.99 Target
Smell of pumpkin and spices
Clear amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Tastes of pumpkin and pumpkin spices comes through well
Overall a well done pumpkin beer. I would drink it again.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Night Owl pours a dark amber color, with a big, long lasting, lacing head. Pig sweet pumpkin flavor, lots of sugary cinnamon. Flavor is sweet, lots of pumpkin, lots of sweet cinnamon, hints of all spice. Good body and sweet. Overall, a good pumpkin pie beer; very sweet.

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Photo of Amateur
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ronl12
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into chalice. No date.
Look is nice cloudy orange-brown. Nose is mulled spice , pumpkin pie. Taste follows nose very spicy. Feel is fairly light. Overall, nice but not too much pumpkin mostly spice. Would buy again.

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Photo of Rseanchardy
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good character with too much nutmeg overpowering the beer.

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Photo of Unclety
4.99/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the best seasonal beers I’ve had. Aroma matches taste. A true seasonal pumpkin wonder

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Photo of spectru
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nearly opaque orange, pumpkin color. Very little head, recedes quickly; Not much aroma, smells a little sweet; Light carbonation; The flavor is a little sweet, fruity, pumpkin if you use your imagination. I could drink this again, but I wouldn't seek it out. I like the label.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z-man
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bohemian
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy copper with a fuzzy tan ring.

Smell is very dusty cinnamon with a hint of yam.

Taste is lighter than you’d imagine based on the nose, bringing notes of yam and baked apple with moist pie crust and airy plum.

A nice round body is supported by a solid froth before a chewy dry finish.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Elysian Brewing Company "Night Owl"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "08/29/18 1638"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes: Copper colored body beneath a short head of tan. Average head retention and lacing. Sweetish and spicy nose, exactly like a pumpkin pie spiced beer should be. The flavor follows and it's neither too spicy or sweet, nor not sweet or spicy enough. There seems to be an additional spice, although I might be imagining it, something like green cardamom. Nicely balanced by a median bitterness. Medium bodied and crisp. It delivers straight across the board as a perfectly balanced pumpkin pie spiced beer. Very drinkable, through multiple servings.
Review# 6,310

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Photo of deonreds
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomguzow
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a gorgeous orange to amber hue with a tan head that will quickly dissipate. The aroma is that of candy fruit, pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Truly a surprise to sniff this ale and really experience the feel of fall.

The taste is equally a nice experience. It’s mildly dry with hints of caramel.

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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,396 ratings