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Elysian Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
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RATINGS: 83   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).


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
On tap at the 2009 Great Pumpkin Festival, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge MA on 31 October 2009 at 4.5%. Quite pale gold colour. Not much evident "pumpkin" character. Not a huge amount of ginger in the aroma either. More of a bready/cereal character reminiscent of muesli. Ginger is more apparent in the flavour but still quite subtle. Slightly metallic, flinty (but soft) mouthfeel. Overall perfectly acceptable but lacking in excitement.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden / amber color with an off white head. Pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, with some grassiness. A little toasty as well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
algemo45 (61) - - OCT 19, 2012
Definitely did not expect such a blast of ginger. All this beer was missing was some wasabi and soy sauce. Not sure pumpkin is in the title at all, as it was undetectable. I do like how flavorful this beer is, I just don't care for the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at Iron Hill West Chester. Poured amber in color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of wet grain, ginger, spices. Taste is bready with some light ginger, spices and lightly hoppy finish. Pretty thin overall. Not my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (4753) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle:   Orange hued straw, slight haze, moderate white head, decent lacing.   Oh boy, I can already tell too much Ginger was used.   Oh yah, pretty much nothing but Ginger in this one.   Slight grassiness on the backside, but gotta wade through a lot of Ginger before you get there.   Pumpkin, what pumpkin?   As it warms I get more and more of a Ginger Pledge like aroma, or maybe even one of those fancy urinal cakes.   This one does not work for me.   If you like Ginger, or maybe even Wasabi, you will probably like this one.   Ugh...


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5365) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (532) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
draft at Iron Hill WC... very little pumpkin flavor, taste more of the ginger and malts... after taste is terrible, not a fan of Elysian when they use Czech Saaz


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