AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden color with white head. Faint pale malt, vegetal, dry yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Caramelized vegetal pumpkin flavors with cumin, misc. other unknown herbs and spices--good.
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The selection of Elysian seasonals left over from a tap takeover made it hard to choose just one. I finally settled on this sessionable IPA. Based on the results I hope I get a chance to try more of them next year.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy peach base has a white papery head for company. Looking more like an IPA than a seasonal pumpkin beer it does not disappoint in the nose. Pumpkins flowering on the vine provide a late summery texture. Unlike many other seasonals the emphasis is less on the squash and more on the hops.
Flavor / Palate - Pumpkins, rosy floral hops, and a pleasant sweet finish highlight an all star release. The sweet finish contains traces of honey, almonds, and squash. Deceptively easy to drink this was not tough to finish in a short amount of time.