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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3377) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
651 ml. bottle. 8% ABV per the label. Pours a thin, poorly retained, ivory head, over a slightly hazy and heavily particle ladenamber (SRM 8) body......nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, pumpkin, hints of lemon, cranberry, no hops, hidden malts.....taste is moderately toffee/caramel malt sweet with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice notes, light pumpkin, no hops, lingering aftertaste of spice and pumpkin......mouth feel, light of medium body, light alcohol, slight astringency, medium carbonation. The spices are quite dominant, and the pumpkin and hops are very subdued. Malts are present primarily in the sweetness. The result is an ugly, sweet, spicy beer. BJCP 7/1/12/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2791) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2015
22 Oz bottle. I think I love these bottles as much as I love the beers. Pours a thick, hazy, almost syrupy looking orange color with an active fizz head. Sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Similar flavor with no indication of an 8% tag. Thick body. Tasty beer. Pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2259) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
(tap) hazy, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of pumpkin pie, hint of lemon; balanced flavour

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pressboxjoe (421) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bomber. This may be the pumpkin ale that smells most like a pumpkin pie, but while the aroma is spot on (if that’s what you’re after), for me the flavor came up considerably short of that promise. Then again how could a beer really taste like a pumpkin pie. Disappointingly angular, undersweet, and blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (414) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1344) - - AUG 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (383) - - JAN 18, 2015
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.

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