Blight Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Blight Pumpkin AleBlight Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 09-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 27
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of artdob
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Inviting nose. Moderate head that quickly subsided leaving an orange colored brew. Very robust in its flavor. Lots of pumpkin, sweetness with mild carbonation. One of the better pumpkin brews.

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Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 2012 version, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, deep mahogany color speckled with lots of orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Strong aromas of pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and brown sugar, comingled with aromas of toasted malt. Smells delicious!

Taste: Tastes just as good as it smells! Strong flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger dominating the flavors up front, followed by some really tasty flavors of toasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness. There is a slight sour note as well toward the finish, as well as a touch of bitterness which is a nice complement to the brown sugar-like sweetness and all of the pumpkin pie spices. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent, actually. With an ABV of 7.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very delicious beer. Too bad it's not brewed anymore, as I'd certainly like to get it again!

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3.76/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LoranDrinksBeer
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jellikit
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Bottle.
Appearance: copper. Mostly clear. Super thin head. Super thin lacing.
Smell: cinnamon. Nutmeg. Clove.
Taste: same as smell, with a little alcohol backer.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body. Slightly sweet, mostly dry.
Overall: great pumpkin beer. And I don't like pumpkin in my beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness/bottling info that I can find.

Pours clouded dark orangy/brownish amber, minor hear that goes quickly and leaves next to no lace on the glass.

Cinnamon all over the nose.

Healthy amount of pumpkin and even more cinnamon on the palate. Carbonation seemingly on the low side. Smooth and enjoyable cinnamon provides a nice zestyness to the the finish.

A bargain and certainly worth trying at only $2.49 at Pioneer market on the UWS of NYC.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Dana pours a murky orange color with a small collar of bubbly head.

Smells like cinnamon honey! Like toast in the morning with butter, cinnamon and pie spices. Smells really good.

Tastes like a bowl of Golden Grahams with some raisins and honey drizzled on top. A unique (and sweet) take on the style...low on the clove/nutmeg spices and big on the cinnamon and honey. I liked it quite a bit...went down very easily.

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Photo of mtalley999
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear rich burnt orange. Head is small and wispy with almost no retention. No lacing with a moderate carbonation.

Smell: Loaded with spicy cinnamon. Some softer typical spice profile, including cinnamon and allspice. Nice push of squashy pumpkin. Malts are lightly sweet with a slight biscuity and caramelized undertone. Minimal hopping, slight hints of citrus and earth. So much cinnamon, but it's spicy sweet, rather delightful.

Taste: Nicely balanced approach. Malts are lightly sweet with come caramelized malts. A tiny but bready with a soft hint of earth from the hops. Squashy pumpkin runs through the back with a nice compliment of nutmeg and allspice. Cinnamon plays up front here, but it's spicy sweet, almost like a Red Hot candy, but not quite that sweet. Warming drops out some of the cinnamon, leaving a heavyish spice profile over a mellow squashy pumpkin. Mild sweetness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly below average carbonation. Clean and easy drinking.

Overall: Scorch the earth and come back for more.

Oh hey, Elysian can make pumpkin beer. Always and forever. The cinnamon is unique and well placed.

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Blight Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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