Elysian Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Really didn’t know what to think of this one, but I liked it. Pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the ginger with some pilsner malt thrown in. The ginger also dominates the flavor. There is a bit of pilsner malt. I get a slight amount of bitterness from the hops but no real hop flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draft at Blind Tiger, with Reuben & Jen, as part of their pumpkin Promo. 15 lines i believe. All sampled as 5oz pours. Tastes like a light fruity pilsner with enough pumpkin coming through to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (5231) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewDad (5123) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/11/12

Aroma: It is super heavy on the ginger, with some underlying notes of other spice and citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy yellow color with a foamy bright white head and spotty lacing
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, lots of ginger, a little bit of spice, and a nice crisp hoppy finish
Palate: The body is fairly smooth, crisp, and clean, it drinks really nicely, and has clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: Quite interesting beer. There’s a heck of a lot of giniger in this one, and I didn’t really taste much pumpkin at all. Somehow, it works quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4962) - 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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