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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 wouldnít be traditional).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1670) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Rated two nights ago as part of our annual pumpkin beer night. Bomber. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a collapsing white head. My first impression after smelling this thing was that I was smelling a Corona and lime. Then I came to my senses and realized it was the ginger. Taste is very ginger-forward (the most ginger Iíve ever had in a beer I think). Starts out sweet and spicy from the ginger before turning extremely bitter mid-palate. Mouthfeel is creamy. Very interesting and Iím glad I tried it, but itís a try it once and never have again type of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger for Elysianís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Draft at Falling Rock during the Pumpkin Event. Yep, a ginger beer. Lots of ginger beer. Pours a pretty clear gold with white head. Nose is a wallop of ginger and light citrus. On taste, firm bitterness and strong ginger notes. Slightly warming overall. The ginger in this is fantastic and keeps from being overwhelming, somehow. Donít gather much pumpkin, but whatever. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1467) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours light hazy golden with a small ring of foam. The aroma is ginger, not getting much pumpkin, maybe a little. The taste is ginger again, there is a sweetness to it, kind of vegetal, but not all that pumpkin, imparts a dryness after the swallow. Overall have had better, was hoping for more pumpkin and less ginger, but I did still like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3750) - 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. Thereís a heck of a lot of giniger in this one, and I didnít really taste much pumpkin at all. Somehow, it works quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 11, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with light head.
Aroma:Aroma of a lot of ginger, light citrus.
Taste:Light pumpkin, lots of ginger. Different but tasty.
Palate:Medium light body, slightly slick.

Summary: interesting beer. Really a lot of ginger, might be good with sushi.

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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Very pale straw coloured brew topped by a thick white head. Aroma is lightly herbal and grassy. There is a kiss of a slightly vegetal (pumpkin?) character but it is quite subtle. As it warms, this comes up a bit along with a kiss of ginger/clove and light pumpkin. Flavour however, shows a nice noble hop flavour. Fairly yeasty and a bit lemony. Further warming pulls up a bit of light spiciness that seems like a mix of spice and hops. Flavour is quite zesty with just a hint of something else. I thought this might be an overspiced pumpkin beer, but it’s really an exercise in restraint, producing a subtle twist on an otherwise pretty nice pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger: Pours a pale golden with a collapsing white head. Has a fresh aroma- lots of fresh ginger, with an underlying lemon zest and peppery saaz notes. The body is light and crisp. The fore flavor is a solid punch of fresh ginger- very fresh and natural. The spiciness is followed by a quick biscuity base and a late flowery note. The finish is peppery with saaz dryness. I love that they incorporated the spices with a Pilsner. Interesting and solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. A solid pilsner with a strong emphasis on the pumpkin. Enough said.


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