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Elysian Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
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RATINGS: 81   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).


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of ginger, grass, toast, pumpkin, and spices. Taste of ginger, citrus, toast, grassy hops, metal, and a dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Hazy orange and light copper coloured body with some minor amber highlights and a nice, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of ginger, allspice, sugar, light squash, malt, a hint of toffee and way way more ginger - tons of it. Light-bodied; Thin feel at first with tons of ginger flavour from fresh grated ginger to powdered ginger, this is strong! Aftertaste is very one-dimensional with some light malt and squash, but basically just a ginger spiciness that lasts long and not many other good flavours that hit the mark at all. Aftertaste is relatively bland with a tiny bit of sweetness, a little squash maltiness and a lot of ginger spices that still don’t work on the palate. Overall, not such a great beer - way too much ginger and no balance at all. Not really worth getting unless you love ginger, but even if you do - stick with a local soda and skip this beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$6.95 sampled all the way across this great country at home in Washington on 14-November-2013.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4456) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 20, 2007. Lasting thin white foamy head and clear amber body. Nose of catnip, ginger. Very ginger flavour. Nice switch-up beer at this festival.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (4407) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4oz sampler at the Snallygaster event. Eh, this one was funky - no so much pumpkin but a ginger beer, and there’s simply too much ginger in this one to enjoy. Next time go to have sushi and jam all the shaved ginger into your mouth, that’s this beer. Otherwise finely carbonated. They’d be better off re-branding this as a "ginger" beer, not a pumpkin one.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Wow, where do I start with this one. Poured a bright yellow color with a white head. Aroma was straight lemon pledge and nothing else. Taste was the same but stronger and worse, with pilsner malt barely there. The most offputting thing I think ive ever drinken. Ginger and vomit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4098) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle... Poured pale golden with a thin white head. Nose had ginger and other spices. Ginger was prominent. Nice drinking beer through. Some earthiness and floralness, probably from the Saaz hops. Good level of carbonation too to remind me of the Pils style base. Some notes of pumpkin and pie spice, but like I said, prominent ginger notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bomber from a 4pack bomber sampler of "Pumpkin" beers. Okay I’m not killing myself with this review. Poured an okay looking cloudy sraw gold with a smaller white foamy head. Aroma is basically all ginger with some grains and toast. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is like the aroma and just loaed with ginger. This seems more like a beer that Hitachino Nest should have brewed and there is nothing but ginger spices going on.


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