riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent toasty roasty nose with noticeable light sour aromas as well. . Murky amber brown. Flavor is sour initially with a hint of roast and dark malts. More roast and lightly chemically note that I did not enjoy at all. Odd weird unpleasant finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elysian 8472@ Pumpkinfest2009. Hazy brown color with a tan head. Lightly tart citrus/lemon aromas with medium roasted malts, earthy barnyard. Nice lightly sour lemon flavor, with roasty malts, mild pumpkin, spicy hops. Good sour pumpkin.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NOTE: Dark Sour Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival 2009 – Seattle, WA
Big sweet tart aroma with a nice amber color. The flavor was super tart and very off tasting not one of the best I have had.
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed amber with luscious, tanned head. Full- bodied with decent medium-sour flavor, but no discernable pumpkin. A drinkable, middle-of-the-road sour ale.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep dark amber pour. The nose is fairly unusual. There is a bit of light tartness over a thin malt sweetness. There is a kiss of light balsamic character on the nose. There is a bit of light sweetness and some dark fruitiness, some cherry and a bit of light almost bretty cologne character. There is a nice wildness on the back of the palate that really blends nicely with the soft sweet toasted malts and molasses with a touch of light spiciness along with a bit of molasses. A touch of light spiciness on the back. I actually quite like this.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger for Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer night. Murky brown pour. Sour, young balsamic aroma, with that ever-present pumpkin kick. A bit less distinct in the flavor, more malt and spice and more balanced. Tastes like a blend between a decent pumpkin ale and a mild sour. Works for me. Delightful.