algemo45 (62) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So unique in that this beer screams pumpkin seeds where as the competition relies so heavily on spices. One of my favorites. Way to go Elysian!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
c1raider (87) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pumpkin beer that offers "fall" season flavors as a back drop to the pumpkin flavor. Sharp carbonation with citrus notes. Smooth, balanced, little bitterness that comes with the distict taste of the pumpkin, festive. Would buy again.
euniceradio (211) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber with small white ring head. Aroma of cinnamon booze (fireball), pumpkin spice, clove, coriander, fresh-baked bread and lots of nutmeg. Taste of same with a bitterweet palette and a heavily spicy dry finish. Mouthfeel is disappointingly light and watery, but with strong effervescent carb.
zoucrew102 (900) - - AUG 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Strong spicy aroma most notably nutmeg with cinnamon, allspice and clove as well as pumpkin notes. Pours amber-orange with a thin white head with poor retention and very little lacing. Starts with pumpkin sweetness and clove flavors. Finishes smooth with strong spice flavors most notably nutmeg with a bit of cinnamon and allspice thrown in. Another solid pumpkin ale from Elysian.
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle post breakfast at Endo’s place, 11/11/14.
Obscured orange amber with a decent off white covering.
Nose is rich pumkin, spice, nutmeg, caramel, bitter orange.
Taste comprises pumpkin pie, nutmeg, clove, caramel fudge, earthy fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet’n’sour licks.
Good balance, solid pumpkin beer - one of the best I’ve encountered.
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color. Lots of orange and citrus flavor. Some nutmeg. Only a little pumpkin aroma, but some pumpkin in the flavor as well as some vegetables. Not as good as the Punkucinno.
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copied from my BA review.
08.26.14 Date of birth.
Poured from a bomber into a beer can glass on 09.10.14.
A: 2 finger head. See though orange. Head recedes to 1 finger after a minute. Has nice lacing.
S: Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg. Some brown sugar and pumpkin pie crust, but not as strong as in other pumpkin beers.
T: Nutmeg, cinnamon are dominant. Pumpkin seeds are there too.
M: Creamy. Feels too watery.
O: I wanted to like this one based on the ratings, but this did not even come close to other pumpkin ales *cough* Pumking. I did not get any pumpkin flavor, which I thought was because maybe the bottle was from the year before. (The place that I bought it from recycled last year’s ST Warlock). The bottle was fresh, though, so that wasn’t the cause. Spices aren’t even very prominent. This was disappointingly mild all around. It also had too much bitterness on the back end, which I’ve experienced before with other Elysian beers. Honestly, the bitterness grew to overwhelm what little flavor that there was. Unbalanced, and not worth the price at $10.99 in the Seattle area. Drain pour.
RumRunner101 (885) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber pour, off white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin puree and spices. Flavour is well rounded pumpkin and spices and balanced alcohol. Surprising. But the pumpkin style isn’t my favourite.
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
better than most pumpkin beers ive had, but i still still dont like the style.
Bookseeb (131) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance hold an amber orange color supporting a thin moderate head leaving fair lace. Smell has that nice aroma of pumpkin and accompanying spice, Taste does not disappoint, having that night owl flavor, but more expressive. Mouthfeel is medium with with good carbonation. Overall a good pumpkin and spice flavor with a hint of alcohol.
boto (1962) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber: This one poured a cloudy, darker golden color. There was a small off white head which didn’t leave much lacing. The nose is good. Pumpkin plus some pumpkin pie spices. The spices are not overdone. The taste is good. It is a bit sweet, but thankfully not sickly sweet as some others of these are. Good body, pumpkin as well as pumpkin pie spices. Not bad.