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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).


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of ginger, soap, caramel, pumpkin, and clove. Flavor of ginger, grass, herbs, pumpkin, and grain with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewDad (4784) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Uptown. Pours a light clear, yellow color with a small white head. Smells very strong of ginger. The ginger taste is a little too exotic for me as I prefer hoppy beers. Not very good and I like Elysian beers, especially Loser.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap, murky straw pour, not much head or lace to note.Tons of ginger, not much pumpkin, tons of spice, and weird notes. All I get out of this is ginger. Pilsners have zero flavor to begin with so this one was no different with zero pumpkin coming through.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4635) - 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.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. This beer was terrible. Slightly cloudy, dark gold color. No head, no lace. Smells like a ginger scented candle. Taste....awful.

1.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CasperSpooks (9) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
I’m a huge lover of ginger but this is WAY OVER THE TOP with the ginger. Great aroma, nice golden color and over bearing with the ginger; any hint of pumkin is completely over washed. Pity.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
I recommend this beer if you have an upset stomach other wise for enjoyment forget it! Where is the pumpkin? Just chew on Ginger.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy yellow with a small head. The nose smells like the ginger you get with your sushi. The flavor is ginger overload and a strong, dry bitterness. The pumpkin is completely covered up by the ginger. It was a struggle to get the glass down and I certainly didn’t want another. With some balance this combination might be good, but this ain’t balanced.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - 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.


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