Blight Pumpkin Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

Blight Pumpkin AleBlight Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
88%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 83 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
83
Liked:
73
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
9.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 27
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much appreciation to SatlyMalty for this guy. Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch of off-white head that retains slightly before degrading to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sliver of bubbly surface foam. Thick, resilient lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Can you say "cinnamon"? Lots and lots of it. Like sticking your nose in a container of it. Yep, cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg and booze.

T- Tastes like apple crisp. All of the cinnamon rushes in with a nice malty sweetness to back it up. Gingerbread, heavily spiced pumpkin pie, brown sugar and some clove. Alcohol is certainly there but doesn't get in the way.

M- Decent body that's not too thick. Some vibrance from the spice and medium carbonation.

O- Recommended only if you really like cinnamon. It's the main attraction of this unique "pumpkin" beer. I kind of think it fits more into the herbed/spiced beer category but who's to say? Good, no matter what it is.

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4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer 9/12 in the Apocalypse Series.

From the label: "Beer #9: BLIGHT will sustain you with an ale of pumpkin, dark brown sugar and a jolt of fiery Vietnamese cinnamon."

Amber with a solid sheet of light cream foam and excellent clarity. No lace. Lots of cinnamon, a bit of malt, but mostly cinnamon, cinnamon and som more cinnamon. Taste carries through with more cinnamon, and a good dose of malty character and some nice bits of sweet molasses. This reminds me of Cocoa Mole "Light". This is the best of all the pumpkin beers Elysian makes. They should replace the Night Owl with this recipe. Medium on full bodied with a nice soft carb and an off dry finish. Good beer. I will buy more.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Easily the best of Elysian's pumpkin ales that I've had (which I think is all of them), and one of the best pumpkin-based beers I've had from anyone.

Poured a cloudy, burnt orange, with a small but dense white head; decent retention and lacing. Pumpkin pie spice was the dominant factor on the nose, which I like. This beer was listed as showcasing "Vietnamese cinnamon." Taste was a good melding of sweet malts, pumpkin flesh, and cinnamon-nutmeg-allspice-gingerbread, all in good quantity and fairly good balance, with the spice taking a slight edge; more candy-like than vegetal, which isn't necessarily good or bad, it just is. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, great drinker. Normally I don't need or want more than one pumpkin beer in a session, but this one is tempting enough to get me to reach for another.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a sample glass. I had this at Max's during Baltimore beer week.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well and leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a ton of cinnamon here. A nice, sweet malt backbone with some pumpkin. The cinnamon with the fruit reminds me a bit of an apple crisp. I'm also getting some brown sugar.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell led me to believe. Lots of cinnamon and brown sugar notes along with some pumpkin. The grain flavor mixes well with everything else. Still reminds me a bit of an apple pie like dessert.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with some tingly carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry. This was my least favorite aspect of this beer.

Overall: The smell of this beer is absolutely wonderful. This is a very nice dessert beer without having too much alcohol in it. The pumpkin was a bit overshadowed. I'd have more of this in the future.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Blight Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88% out of 100 with 83 ratings
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