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Elysian Backhanded Compliment

Elysian Backhanded Compliment
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3602) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap. Pours lightly hazy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, biscuit and cereal malts, straw, grapefruit, and light apple. Flavor is balanced dry, bready malts and grassy hops with supporting light fruit esters, light toast, and some herbs; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9806) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap @ Maxís. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, tropical hops and mango esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12322) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh grass and scallions. Taste is bitter grass, pepper, paper. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Dank some floral and citrus hops dough and spicy lightly sweet belgian yeast on the nose. Pours hazy golden orange nice creamy white head and great lace. Nice floral and citrus up front dough malt on the mid palate light sweet spicy belgian yeast some grapefruit black pepper and dank in the finish. Well carbonated. Lighter bodied. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours clear blond with a small white head. Smell is sweet Belgium yeast with a citrus hop. Taste is mellow grapefruit. Thin body. Pretty good for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Draft Belgianfest. Orange copper pour, thick white head. Peppery, yeasty, hoppy aroma, dry citrus peel. Slightly funky herbal and earthy hops, a little citrus peel, spicy yeast, fairly dry with a lightly sweet malt presence. This is a beer that I could drink a lot of, nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Light spice and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and spice flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and earth lingers with spice and light malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2010
draft at pike street. pours a hazed, burnished dark amber with a dense and creamy half finger of suds. decent sheeting lace. nice floral piney nose, well integrated hops and yeast. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel, toast, and sweet pine on the mid, washing into a crisp dark resiny bitter finish.cdoesnt quite have the power or complexity to go toe to toe with a lupulus, but its tasty and well made. very sessionable for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at SoDo location. Pours orange gold with a foamy beige head and clings. Very floral aroma. Faint taste at first but the bitter finish lingers. Donít think this is meant to be classified as a Belgian--itís something like an American imitating Belgians imitating Americans...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draught @ Fieldhouse location - Pours lt amber with a small head...aroma is citrus peel and some light spice, malty...flavour is similar, sweet malt and spice, very nice hop presence...happy to try this...


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