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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 won’t distract from the complexity of this fine sipping summer brew.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Tasted on Tap at 2005 OBF. Light gold color, slightly hazy. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Very fruity and sweet with a whole lot of lime and orange/tangerine flavors. Very citrusy. Nice bright Belgian-style yeasts. Lively carbonation. Light and refreshing. Touch of spicy hops. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at the Fields in Seattle, WA--Poured a bright mustard golden body with a thick white head. Sweet, lemony nose with hints of pine and grapefruit. Lemondrop essence with a prickly mouthfeel and an edgy yet soft and subtle demeanor. Bright citrus and phenolic bite. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8110) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Draft at Tangletown
Murky yellow and a little bit of a green hue as well. Sharp, tingling lime and spiced floral nose. Soapy, oily and smooth, with a weird sweet sugary lime and lemon soda-pop resemblance. Finish is coating slick oily and sweet limes and sugar. Very interesting, but too pop-like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1022) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine's. Cloudy straw yellow. Aroma is a punch of bel yeast, bright citrus, and straw. Taste is sweet and tart. Dry finish from a very crisp, effervescent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5483) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft at Elysian with Linh. Pours a bright hazy yellow gold with white lacing. Aroma is light citrus an lime. Mouthfeel is soft with notes of bitter citrus, lemon, grapefruit and lime.

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.

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. I’m guessing I’d 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8511) - 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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Capitol Hill location. Our waitress had a nice ass. Interesting aroma of tart citrus, spice, a touch of yeast, and maybe some light - super light esters. Really interesting mix of aromas - I guess if I knew what a yuzu smelt like I would just describe it like so. Pours light golden with a thin head. Flavor is initially citrusy in a way that I would describe to be the organic lemon peel, after that comes some light spicy belgian yeast, pleasant mild sweetness, and than a blast of yuzu juice - DAMN! Lightly tart and quenching. Interesting.


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