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:
#5,737
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
1,322
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Ratings: 1,322 |  Reviews: 389
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Irish-style pint glass.

Look: A body of cinnamon-amber hues, not unlike a rusty burnt orange. The head is tan colored and recedes to a patchy, bubbly thin film. Lacing is small random lines or spots.

Aroma: Cinnamon-heavy with a very true canned pumpkin pie filling aroma that also has notes of whipped topping. It smells sweet, spicy, and delicious.

Taste: For all the aroma offers, the taste is a little more straight to the point with a lot of cinnamon spice, and not a lot else. The pumpkin flavors are reduced to the general pumpkin pie spiciness. There is a tangy, slightly bitter finish not unlike a lot of pumpkin ales.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.
Heats up a bit as it warms.

Overall: If the mouthfeel could be a touch creamier and the taste mimic the aroma, thus would be a smash hit with me. As it is, I still like it because of the cinnamon-heavy nature of it.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,322 ratings