BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a very hazy yellow body with a light off-white head. Aromas of fennel, anise, light spice notes and a hint of earthy notes. Flavors are very spicy, fennel, lemon grass and pepper. Lightly tart. Lavender. Tart and dry with lively carbonation.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of fennel, pumpkin, grass, and roasted malt. Flavor of pumpkin, fennel, caramel, florals, and pepper.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Elysian GPBF #8. hazy dark golden color/ white head. Vegetal pumpkin, celery, dry spice, dusty pale malt aromas. medium bodied with avg. co2. Bready pale malt flavors with some herbal, clove--good.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Luminous hazy orange with a ring of head. Nice yeasty nose with zest of orange. After aeration, a pumpkin spice medley slowly and subtely emerges. Tannic yeasty body with doses of orange creamsicle and bland spices. Finishes overly sweet and tannic for my tastes.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Elysian pumpkin fest ’11. Hazy ochre yellow. Aroma is citrus peel, bitter orange, and lots of kumquat. Sweet yeast esters blend with the big citrus character. Sweet nutty malts. Herbal hops. Citrus peel again, in the pocket of candied lemon peel. Is not overtly pumpkiny but very nice.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy tan. Light yeasty character. Mild maltiness. Has some mellow pumpkin character. Spritzy carbonation. Enigmatic - not a great saison, not a great pumpkin beer, but not a bad beer.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Falling Rock’s Elysian Pumpkin Event. Pours a nice enough amber with a fluffy head. Nose is earthy and lightly sweet. Soft clove and white pepper accompany mint & anisey fennel. On tasting, the yeast kind of overwhelms a lot of the rest of the spicing and overshadows the faint earthy pumpkin notes. Pretty solid, but would like to see the character ingredients shine a bit more.