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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Night Owl Pumpkin AleNight Owl Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

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

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Great flavor wonderful soices

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a copper colour with a finger of frothy cream coloured head.

Smell - pumpkin pie filling, pumpkin spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, all spice), bready malts, brown sugar.

Taste - Pumpkin pie like mom used to make. Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices are well balanced and provide a savoury/sweet flavour profile.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with the well-rounded pumpkin flavour.

Overall - Wow, that's some good tasting pumpkin pie beer! I wasn't sure if I needed to grab a glass or a fork for this one. Excellent pumpkin and spice flavours that don't compete with one another. Definitely pick up a bottle if you see it your way!

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

A: deep amber, orange highlights... two fingers of tan head

S: solid pumpkin ale aromas - seasonal spice and sweetness atop hearty ale malts

T: pumpkin flavors nicely balanced between the sweet and vegetal - molasses and brown sugar sweetness, clove, nutmeg, allspice, and the like are all suggested

M: medium-light weight, modest carbonation, somewhere between brisk and chewy - attractive feel

O: a straight-forward but well-executed pumpkin ale

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange amber and thin tan head with poor retention. Strong pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little nutty aroma. Flavor follows with some sweet clove flavor, nut and spice end with a fairly clean sweet finish. Sharp and full bodied mouthfeel.

This is your everyday pumpkin ale. Full of all the flavor you want but it's not so strong that it becomes overwhelming. No off flavors and fairly clean finish with just a bit of light fuzziness lingering making this one of the few pumpkin beers out there you could drink a few of and not be sick of pumpkin.

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Think pumpkin pie on a cold Fall night. Full-bodied, smooth goodness.

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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,312 ratings
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