tmoreau (3754) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to small snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a fair layer of off white head foam, and light, wavy spray to the lacing. The nose was floral, herbal, and pie spices, with highlighted nutmeg, and mellowing vanilla. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was somewhat similar notes, more expression & depth to the spicing, some noticeable pumpkin, some warmth, and bitterness that was earthy, and nicely lingering. One of the better seasonals that I’ve sampled this year. Would’ve liked to have tried the 9.5%.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22FL OZ ($8.99) without a doubt the best pumpkin beer out there. tastes like a liquid pumpkin pie and then its 8.1% ABV. worth the money. I have noticed that this will clear out of a shelf in 2-3 hours after being stocked so NO I will not tell you where I get mine. lol
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The third in the Elysian Pumpkin trilogy sampling I had last night. It wasn’t the best of the three, but still very good.
stevoj (4016) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Albertsons. Seeing the sediment and chunky bits, I thought at first I might have a bad bottle. Opened with no issues, and taste great, one of the better mass produced seasonal, using spices in the right amounts, without tasting like genetic bottles pumpkin pie spice. Cloudy orange pour, cinnamon being one of the first detectable scents and aromas. Pumpkin in there also. Gentle for an 8% beer. One of the better ones.
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L: pours a slightly hazy honey-orange with a tiny head.
S: this has hands down the best spice aroma I’ve ever smelled on a beer. Such an enticing mix, it feels like Christmas. There’s also a good roast pumpkin aroma underneath.
T: plenty of spice flavour but the malt and pumpkin keep it grounded. Slightly boozy, and a light honey.
F: it has an excellent bitter dry end that takes the spice away and leaves a warming in the throat. There’s a spot on carbonation level from front to back.
O: the best pumpkin beer I’ve had. Does exactly what the style should.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Rusty orange color, thin head. Really strong clove and spice aroma with a bite at the end. Very strong flavors, be warned
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to trade with Mr 5000, Andre! Pours a chill hazed golden with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of straight up pumpkin pie, a bit more of the gourd than most others. Taste follows, a mild bitterness that fades quickly, sweet on the front. Solid for the style, one of the betters.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear crayola orange with a thin white dissipating head. Big pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie notes on the slightly boozy and cardamom-ish nose. Big full and semisweet flavor that’s loaded with pumpkin pie notes of pumpkin goo, crust, pumpkin pie spice, a touch of booze and cardamom, a wee bit of clove...tasty, not cloy, not much ginger. Damn near perfect for its style.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Elysian's the Great Pumpkin
Pouring a beautiful orange-red with a great pumpkin spice nose: cinnamon, allspice and fruity pumpkin. Medium to light bodied with a pleasant raspy carbonation. The taste is sweet, nutty & well balanced spices.
A good classic take on a pumpkin ale in a bomber just itching to be shared.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GriffDaddy (112) - - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My wife loves pumpkin beers and this is one of her favorites. I don’t like pumpkin beers but this is not the worst. I far prefer heavier stouts and imperial ales, which is why I find this among the most tolerable of this style. Nice pumpkin pie aroma, the cinnamon/clove/nutmeg necessity is there, not overpowering but not to my style. There is a vegetable/grassy element that I find off-putting, in a heavy beer like this it becomes tolerable.