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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (873) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Tasty and scrumptious. Tastes like fall spices. Excellent pumpkin beer...up there with the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
One of the best pumpkins yet. Pour is orange to amber with a medium white head. Aroma is great all the pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin. Well balance beer that could sneak up on you at 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
hazy copper, thin white head, tons of nutmeg, pumpkin, spicy hops. Good lacing, this is my top 2 best pumpkin beers very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (310) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aroma of pumpkin,floral, earth, nutmeg, cinnamon. Pours a hazy pumpkin color orange with a off white head some nice lacing. Tastes of earth, pumpkin, baked in spices a touch of bread/crust flavor with some warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (997) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Light copper color, good lacing, small head, smell is fantastic, light, curated, and thoughtful. Wow, such a good ale, imperial in that it’s got 2x the pumpkin, but perfect in that it’s still drinkable. Not at all heavyhanded, lots & lots of pumpkin, spices included. light aftertaste but present, perfect palate. Warmer than advertised. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1527) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Really nice albeit simple pumpkin ale. Strong clove and cinnamon scent following through in flavor over a sweet pumpkin base. A dessert beer, and one of the better ones with that. Solidly good. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Tap at the Elysian brewpub, Seattle, WA, USA. A dark orange coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Pumpkin, spice, cinnamon aroma. Tastes similar, rich pumpkin, spice, cinnamon. Pumpkin beers are not usually that good but this was really good and probably the second best pumpkin beer that I’ve ever had behind Southern Tiers Pumking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin pie, light caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and notes of ginger with a dry & spiced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/27/2011: Elysian The Great Pumpkin... Aroma: Smells like freshly-made pumpkin pie -- roasted pumpkin; whipped cream (it’s there!); subtle, blended pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Appearance: Hazy orange-amber color; frothy beige crown. Flavor: Wow, this is really nice and very much like true pumpkin pie in a bottle... Canned pumpkin sweetened with honey with added milk and a nice, balanced spiciness - even the bready crust is evident; spice profile is really nicely done and hard to determine. Palate: Medium-full; milky texture; very smooth and not overly carbonated - perfect for the style and beer! Overall: I was very excited to finally try this beer and it definitely lived up to my expectations and has made it into my top 5 pumpkin brews...

1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alcohol 7.5% by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #184 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
THOUGHTS: It wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be but, dear lord, it tasted just like my mother’s homemade pumpkin pie. Surprisingly light and easy to drink for a pumpkin beer this big. Definitely like pie made from fresh pumpkin, not canned pumpkin. Hid alcohol incredibly well. Great in that it tasted like actual pumpkin pie, but a little off from great pumpkin pie-like beers. Not quite sweet enough or malty enough. Just because something tastes good, doesn’t mean it’s a good beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light golden orange with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel malts and roasted pumpkin; light sour pumpkin; pumpkin pie spices; slight alcohol; pie crust; fresh pumpkin pie. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and ever so slightly bitter and sour; while the finish was heavily sweet, and lightly acidic and bitter with an average duration. There was fresh pumpkin pie, meaning fresh pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices; sour pumpkin, slight alcohol and pie crust. The light to medium body was leaning toward medium was a little dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and dry finish. It went down extra easy.

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