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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
algemo45 (61) - - JAN 26, 2013
Average pumpkin beer. A little sour, lite on flavor and aroma. I'd defer to other Elysian fall offerings, and you should too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (538) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a cloudy orangish gold, with white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and cloves. Taste is the same. Fairly drinkable. The overall pumpkin and spice flavor is a little strong for me. Still, I enjoyed it overall. Thumbs up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Decent seasonal. I was expecting something more. The few beers I’ve had from this brewer were very good. But this fell a little short for me. Worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Hazy brown with tan head. Aroma I cinnamon and cloves. Taste of pumpkin, caramel malt and spices (cinnamon allspice cloves ). Heavy on the spices but not bad (one is enough though). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KBald77 (4) - - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
Not my favorite pumpkin ale. FAR too much pumpkin in it for my taste, almost made it a bit too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was nice cinnamon, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, etc. Flavor was nice cinnamon, graham cracker, pumpkin. Delicious.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
More like gingerbread than a pumpkin beer. Kind of sweet. I’m finally dragged into the pumpkin beers here. Tap at Snallygaster.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (1368) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by my friend Mike. Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of cinnamon, pumpkin, pumpkin pie. Tastes of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, pumpkin pie. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (393) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Really nice pumpkin spice aroma, not quite delivered in the flavour. Lighter body with a decent pumpkin and spice flavour. Not incredible.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1458) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle.
Glass: Carton teku glass.
Appearance: Hazy amber body with a milky brightness through the light. The head is short and short lived, leaving a thin off-tan coating.
Aroma: The aroma is bright of graham cracker and cinnamon, with a dash of ginger. A slightly tart apple aroma backs this. Fragrant and enjoyable, mildly sweet.
Taste: The flavor is prominent with spices, nutmeg notably with ginger underlying it. Cinnamon is mild towards the end with an uncooked pumpkin and apple flavor. Like biting into a crisp red apple with some cinnamon and sugar on it. Not bad, but not pumpkin tasting to me, not in a huge way anyway. More like a mild apple pie ale.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: More of a cinnamon apple flavor throughout, not the most enjoyable taste but it smells nice and drinks okay. I’d recommend it, but not a six pack worth.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htzpah (96) - - 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.


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