Night Owl Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,253 Ratings
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
Ratings:
1,253
Reviews:
369
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
270
For Trade:
1
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ouncer, pours clear orangy amber, fine white lace all over the glass afte the head slowly cleared out. Nose is purely of a nice pumpkin pie, mostly about the pumpkin and less about the associated spices. More quality brew from the folks at Elysian. Understated in the approach, this pumpkin infused offering does not over do it spice/pumpkin flavor wise. Nice fall seasonal. Moderate sweetness, moderate hops, more pumpkin essence in the finish. Worth a try if you enjoy the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours orange amber with a thin off-white head that disappears after a bit. Some dots of lacing stick.

The smell is of pumpkin pie spices with an amber maltiness background.

The taste is of cinnamon, ginger and all the other usual spicings that make up a pumpkin beer - spicy, but not overly done - with a firm backdrop of amber maltiness. Sweet and spicy with a hop bitterness in the back that keeps it well-balanced, though not interfering with the taste.

The body hits medium-bodied (barely), but is smooth. The lightness of the body adds to the drinkability, but could use some heft/chewiness.

A very drinkable pumpkin ale, as the spices are there, but not overwhelming, with a nice balance to it.

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a red-orange amber with a slight off-white head. Light lager aroma with light malt. A light malt flavor with a distinct pumpkin finish. Not too complex, but a nice spicy, light flavor and pleasant pumpkin aftertaste. A nice, light pumpkin ale.

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

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, very nice tones of cinimmon, pumpkin, nutmeg, with lots of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, very nice touch of the spicy's, and caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice one, recommended.

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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Recently attended a pumpkin beer tasting at Mike's place. The two pumpkin beers from Elysian were the best IMO. This one slightly under the other.

Beer is orange and nearly clear, slightly darker than the Great Pumpkin but is moderately carbonated. Not much of a head on this one and not much lacing as a result.

Aroma is moderately spicy with a definite pumpkin presence. More nutmeg and less cinnamon than the Great Pumpkin.

Beer is light in body and a little sweet. The spices come through but the pumpkin doesn't take center state here. Drinkability is OK, better if you like nutmeg and allspice, but I'm not really feeling this one all that much.

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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,253 ratings.
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