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Elysian Yuzus Belgian Style Golden Ale
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Had a Yuzu lately? This Japanese citrus fruit adds a zesty lime-tangerine fruitiness to this golden, malty brew made with a spicy Belgian yeast. Hops wont distract from the complexity of this fine sipping summer brew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
On tap at Elysian Brewing Seattle, pours out a cloudy light amber topped with a white foam head. Ha pretty odd brew I pick up some soap and some sweet and sour. Pretty crazy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Unique is definitely a good way to describe this beer...never had anything quite like it. Citrus and slight pine aroma. Not pine like you get from hops, but like from a floor cleaner(in a good way though). Yeasty and citrusy flavor is subtle, but tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Hazy light amber colour. Wheaty, yeasty aroma with light orange accent. Very orangey...okay yuzu-y. The body is slightly sweet & sour, and a little creamy too. Overly firm pale malts with big yuzu character in the finish. The yuzu is great when you get it, but overall this beer is a shade too yeasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19985) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy dark yellow. Citric yeasty aroma. Sweet and medium bodied. Like a weizenbock with some citrus character. Low bitterness. An interesting, well made beer, but Im not convinced that this concept really flies.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Very cloudy yellow beer with a thick white head. Aroma is very spicy, yeasty estery and slightly phenolic spices. Sweet bubble gum, cotton candy and spice. Has loads of flavour, some citrus peel, tart wheaty body, slightly sourish and dry toward the finish. All the yeasty character is backed by a distinct lemon/orange citrus flavour. Very Belgian and quite tasty.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldMrCrow (1965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 On tap at Kisaku in Seattle.

Pours light golden; the flavor blends Belgian yeast and spice with a fruit-juice sweetness that I could not get into. Limited hop profile. Im not overly impressed here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 5, 2005
On Tap @ Elysian- Pours a pale lager golden color, small white head. Aroma of malt, sweet candy apples. Flavor is sweet, bubblegum, gummy bears, lemon drops. not much balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: 2005 Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, OR) & (Draft: Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle/Capitol Hill, WA) Sweet and fruity, but tart aroma, spicy, with Belgian yeast and light citrus. Very interesting smelling beer, especially the unique fruitiness which I presume is the Yuzu. Obvious Belgian characteristics, the yeast, the spice, the sweetness, but the uniqueness of the citrusy fruitiness lends an interesting twist, a balancing flavor and a wonderful quirkiness to this beer. Medium bodied, round and well-carbonated mouthfeel, but the hops and fruit keep the palate clean and refreshing. Pale golden color, fairly hazy, with plenty of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. White head starts out pretty small, but retains a thin layer for the duration of the session, thanks in large part to the contribution from the carbonation bubbles. No lacing, however. Im guessing Id like this beer without the addition of Yuzu, but the unusual fruit really makes this an enjoyable and interesting beer. Hats off for trying something different, but dining at Elysian this evening, it seems like this is a place where being different is encouraged. My kind of place.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
On tap at the 2005 OBF. Pours a very clear yellow with a medium white head. A kinda citrus acidic taste goes throughout this beer with a nice estery spice from the yeast. Citrus fruit up front, some bitter orange, and a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Had this beer on draught at Tangletown. This beer pours a golden color with a medium sized white head and a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is hay and grass with a hint of lemon...fairly basic and light. The mouthfeel is very soda-like. The best way to describe this beer is 7 Up or lemon lime shasta. Heavy carbonation, tart with more banana....what is up with Elysian and their love for bananas and those things citrusy!!!! Yeasty, tart with some citrus and tang in the finish. A little barnyardy but overall just generally boring. Slight sweetness mid-sip. Nice...but boring.


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