TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of ginger, cookies, noble hops and bready malt. Flavor of the same but the beer was a bit too thin.
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger for Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer night. Spicy hop and spicy pumpkin pie nose. Very clean and squashy. Lively, smooth, spicy flavor, with a refreshing, grainy finish. Good stuff.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a hazy golden-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy ginger with a bit of earthy notes thrown in for good measure. Tastes like a straight pilsner, with a grain characteristic and some Saaz hops, in the beginning, and the finish is heavy heavy on the ginger. I enjoyed it - but avoid if ginger is not your thing.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with a biege head. Huge grassy, ganja smoke aroma with mild ginger root. Medium body. Good medium sweet lager malt base brew meshing nicely with sharp ginger and spicy hops. Draft@ Pumpkinfest2009.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy and bready nose with a touch of spice. Golden bright beer with a thin fluffy head. Nice pils flavors of bread, grass, lemon. Spice is light and secondary in this one. Light, refreshing, and really pleasant actually.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Elysian Tangletown. Pours a bright, clear golden-orange color; thin white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Basic candy sugar and light spicing in the aroma; sweet, with minimal pumpkin. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel: lots of ginger (reasonably soft), candy sugar, and light pumpkin spicing; a touch astringent and medicinal, but also nicely dry; basic candy sugar maltiness. Medium finish: sugar, lingering slightly-rough spicing with ginger and allspice at the end.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taster - Elysian Tangletown - GPBF 2008 - Seattle, WA
Aroma – A weak pumpkin aroma. Just a malty pils aroma.
Appearance – Light golden color, Clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Very nice pils flavor. This was a good beer but with the pumpkin it was totally lacking.
Palate – Light Mouthfeel, OK texture with a dry finish.
Overall – The beer was missing the Pumpkin flavor. Had very very light spice flavors and aromas.
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (GPBF) 08. Crystal clear medium gold with a light white head. Nutty, earthy, leafy nose. Light watery body with some fizz. Nut, earth, and leaf return on the mid-palate. Mild finish. A shockingly good little beer.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow with a slight pumpkin aroma and slight hop part. much more mild malts and hops to any pumpkin in the taste. Noticeable ginger spice.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - this was really nice stuff - there isn’t so much a pumpkin character, as there is a pumpkin pie character in the form of light spices and a butter flavor - these two qualities compliment the strong noble hop presence and biscuity malt, respectively - ginger adds a nice dimension - very well-balanced, and a pleasure to drink.