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Elysian Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Brewed with pale, munich, carahell, and 150 degree crystal malts, both malted and unmalted wheat, and wheat flour. Very lightly hopped with uk fuggles and aged in fermentation for ten months with second generation sour belgian yeast blend (a culture we have kept alive for seven years), then in kegs for an additional four months. Pumpkin in the mash and kettle. OG 14.1 Plato.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sampled At Beveridge Place, Seattle Wa; October 2013
Arrives from the tap with a hazy, pale amber / honey color. The head is a thin, pale, off-white color. The aroma has an earthy, hay like grain character to it up front that yields to a lactic tartness, and a general aromatic spiciness that softly reminds of nutmeg and ginger somehow. A touch evocative of lemons, and the funkiness is really quite clean here.There is a touch of woodiness to the aroma, smells like saw dust a bit.

Tart, prickly, with a finish that reminds me of prickly pears; there is an interesting grassy / vegetal fruitiness to the finish, yet sort of medicinal somehow (aspirin, a bit of plastic, and some touches of phenolic cleaners). Lots of raw grain character leans towards fresh thrushed barley / wheat, sun dried straw, and a touch of pale-wheat crackers. The fruitiness in the flavor leans towards not quite ripe honey dew, a spicy melon of some sort, soft green apple, and some peppery pear, if that makes sense.

An interesting beer, the aroma is a bit better than the flavor due to the interesting vegetal / prickly-pear flavor; but that same prickly pear definitely adds a dimension to this beer since it is so distinct, I had never previously associated pumpkin and prickly pear and wonder what the connection is here. In the end this is interesting, and worth the experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1193) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On draught at Horse Brass Pub for their 37th anniversary. Fizzy, hazy golden color. Aroma is bready, tart sourness, and a hint of fruit, though not necessarily pumpkin. Taste is tart, semisweet fruit, slight pumpkin, and an underlying bitterness. Pleasantly sour, but a little too light-bodied and lacking in full-on pumpkin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is vinegar and sugar. I didn’t really get too much pumpkin. I did, however, get a rather pleasant sour ale, with some light sweetness. Maybe there is a little spice, but yeah not too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Copper in color thin head. Super huge sour and pumpkin flavor with a lingering sour aroma. Tasty sour Mr Yuck.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap at Elysian Brewing Company. Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is smooth pumpkin with a good amount of sour fruits. A thin grainy caramel, touches of spice, and a bit of an acidic twang. Flavor is similar. Sour fruity esters with a thin, grainy caramel and wheat, an acidic lemon, a light pumpkin towards the end, and touches of spice. Finishes dry, slightly acidic, and fairly sour with a touch of sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a light carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. A bit more pumpkin on the aroma while the flavor was clean, fruity, and sour. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours orange with little head. Smell is sweet, tart, sugary. Taste is mild, a bit hoppy, a bit like orange juice. It’s decent, but I had no idea it was a pumpkin sour until I saw the listing on here, there’s nothing about it that screamed pumpkin to me except maybe the color.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, sour fruit, caramel, some garbage can, and spices. Flavor of pumpkin, light citrus, and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
On tap at the Falling Rock Tap House during GABF.
Aroma: hints of sour/ wild yeast, cherry, spices, pumpkin
Taste: pumpkin and spices, bread malts, cherry, funk
Elysian does pumpkin beers well. I am glad to have had the chance to try this. It may be young for a sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a minimal head over a hazed orange hued body. Aromas are fruity, estery, lightly spicy, grainy and funky. FLavors are lightly sour, cherios (young sour character). Grainy. Medium to light bubbles, cleanly lactic, dry. Seems young.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
On tap at The Blue Tusk. WIld strong aromas, traditional pumpkin beer tastes are there in the secondary. Sweaty spit taste. Wildest pumpkin beer ever had.No head on light brown body.


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