Night Owl Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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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 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,270
Reviews:
388
Ratings:
1,319
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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140
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294
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Ratings: 1,319 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of Trevor_martin
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium autumn colors, good head / retention, a little sediment if you are worried about that kinda thing. Very cajoling beer - spice is not over-the-top, it is well blended in with the base beer, which is rather anonymous but a good canvas for the pumpkin flavors to express themselves. Light cinnamon & nutmeg, and earthy sweetness from the pumpkin, simple German malt foundation. It may be a faux pas to compliment an ABInbev owned product but it really is one of the best punpkin beers on the shelf.

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Photo of Tstromer
2.42/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zormac
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmckay729
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikegio1054
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nh78scout
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Watch out shipyard pumpkin head, this west coast sweet pumpkin is ready to fight. Most delicious sweet pumpkin beer I've had.

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Photo of Verasong
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pumpkin pie in a glass, fantastic beer.

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Photo of Dowell
4.87/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just the mere taste of this beer is absolutely delectable. I've had a ton of pumpkin beers in my lifetime but this one is my absolute favorite. It's heavy with spices but it has a really great balance of sweetness too. If you're upset with most pumpkin beers you've tried this one will not disappoint.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkymcbeer
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Poured a murky amber with clean cream head. Hints of cinnamon, clove, and allspice on the nose. Definite spices in the flavor, cinnamon dominate. Smooth and sweet. Decent pumpkin ale.

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Photo of fox01313
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lampro
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definite aromas and flavors of spices, especially cinnamon. Not particularly "pumpkiny". Descent, but not special.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown, almost black body with minimal head and has a sweet pumpkin aroma than other notes of beer. Beer has a lighter mouth feel and there are notes of spice and hops but really a sweet pumpkin/cinnamon type feel and it is even a tad hot and dry in the finish.

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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,319 ratings
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