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Ale brewed with pumpkin & pumpkin seeds & fermented with spices. Our original pumpkin ale is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htzpah (100) - - SEP 12, 2014
First pumpkin ale of the season! Sampled at Elysian Brewery in Capitol Hill in Seattle. Gorgeous orange look, little haze. Strong nutmeg aroma, overpowers anything subtler. Toasted dark coffee notes hit at the start, cinnamon and spices take over as sips progress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (993) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle served in a pint glass. Pours dark orange with minimal head. Nose is heavy with clove, cinnamon and other spices. Malty pumpkin attack. Medium body, average carbonation, and a spiced finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Brianking145 (3) - Creston, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours copper/orange. Thin white head that dissipate quickly. The aroma is nice. Pumpkin pie spices with a hint of citrus. Taste is nutmeg dominated. Not unpleasant, but high in the spice addition. Slight caramel flavor. Thin mouth feel. Overall a decent attempt at a fall beer. Would wonder if aging this beer could improve it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidhedonism (220) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 12 oz bottle from Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, OR. Initial nose has strong gingerbread and fall baking spices. Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, but surprisingly watery and thin, contrary to expectations from the appearance and aroma. Spices and mild sweetness are both present from front to finish and briefly in the aftertaste. Finish is slightly astringent (likely from the spices), and the subdued hops make a mild a short bitter appearance. I enjoyed the spice flavor and the sweetness, but I would prefer it to be a much higher gravity beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (182) - Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma was a very strong fall season smell. Like a high end candle. The taste was a bit like I took a bite of that over-fragrant candle. The spices were not subtle at all and overall just too much for me to consider it a great seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark amber to mahogany color, hazy, with compact head. Aroma of malt and cinnamon, maybe nutmeg, better than most pumpkin beers but still unimaginative. Smooth mouthfeel; some malt and caramel flavor, moderately sweet, and clearly spiced. The final becomes lightly minty.
Pumpkin beers are useless, but the Elysian one as usual is well brewed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11839) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Golden pour with white foam. What the h...smells more like white grape juice than anything. Sort of goopy and tons of caramel. A bit of grass and toasted bread. Flavor is tons of caramel and toast. Some squash flowers, mild spice, and white grape. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at The Alibi Room, Vancouver. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma has lots of sweet cinnamon spiciness - mulling spices. Light body, medium carbonation. Caramel, lemon, cinnamon, light apple, cloves... Not my thing but OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3871) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draught at a beer festival. Pours a hazy amber color. Nose has a lot of pumpkin on there, with quite a lot of the typical spices to it. Taste is slightly sweet and very smooth and very spicy. Much better than I was anticipating...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a yellowish copper with an ample white head. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger. Taste is spicy with a dry and slightly bittering finish. Cinnamon and what tasted like fiber with a little pumpkin pie thrown in. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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