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Elysian Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Brewed at our stadium location Elysian Fields brewery in Seattle. Brewed with organic pale, Weyermann Munich and Cara-Hell malts, with pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with peeled and pureed fresh ginger in the boil and bright tank and hopped with lots of Czech Saaz hops (otherwise it wouldn’t be traditional).


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy yellow with a small head. The nose smells like the ginger you get with your sushi. The flavor is ginger overload and a strong, dry bitterness. The pumpkin is completely covered up by the ginger. It was a struggle to get the glass down and I certainly didn’t want another. With some balance this combination might be good, but this ain’t balanced.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
I recommend this beer if you have an upset stomach other wise for enjoyment forget it! Where is the pumpkin? Just chew on Ginger.

1.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CasperSpooks (9) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
I’m a huge lover of ginger but this is WAY OVER THE TOP with the ginger. Great aroma, nice golden color and over bearing with the ginger; any hint of pumkin is completely over washed. Pity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - OCT 4, 2013
First impression: Heavy on the ginger. Overall pretty tasty. Went well with a pumpkin, cream soup (with maple cinnamon bacon). ---AJ's Approval

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a light gold, medium white head. Mose is odd, obvious ginger, slight hop, floral notes. Taste is light bodied, mostly sour with touches of sweetness. Finishes like an IPA with that lingering hopiness. Not really my style here not a big ginger fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
pours slightly darker than straw yellow, white head with good retention. ginger bomb up in here, no pumpkin, but what evs. this is a train wreck.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1143) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
I like ginger. But this beer is unbalanced, far too heavily weighted in ginger. There's some pumpkin trying to come through, but it keeps getting squashed by the ginger. C+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
You better like ginger because this is a ginger bomb more ginger then anything. Poor is very pleasing cloudy yellow with a large white,bubbly head that sticks to glass. Has the ginger heat and will marry well with sushi or any other lite fish. Couldn’t drink many but very good for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5088-20130202] Tap. Herbal fresh gingery aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick creamy white head. Spicy ginger grains flavour. Medium body is super gingery. Tasty and bitter but all ginger. (7/3/7/4/16) 3.7
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
THOUGHTS: Holy Cow! That was a ton of ginger. Both in flavor and aroma. Maybe not the best pumpkin beer around, and maybe not even a good pumpkin beer, but it was a wonderful beer if you love ginger. It was a little too much ginger for me, but only by a little. The spicy hops blended wonderfully with the ginger. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light, dirty, yellow that wound up looking like it had a lightly green tint. It also had a large, ever-so-slightly, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was fresh and clean and contained ginger, and mostly ginger — almost perfume like, but slightly soapy, too. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was a little pale malt, mostly ginger, some spicy hops that blended right into the ginger, and slightly sour pumpkin when warmer. The light body was somewhat dry and hot on the tongue with sort of soft but tingly carbonation and a dry and sort of metallic finish with heat from the spices.


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