Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Cèleste de Citracado

 
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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Yams, sugar pumpkins, fenugreek, lemon verbena all made their way into this crazy pumpkin collaboration. There was rye malt (both regular and dark), brown and honey malts, and some C-15 dextrine malt. They also put birch bark in the whirlpool–why not? It’s woodsy and sort of autumnal, after all. La Citrueille was finished with New Zealand Motueka hops. And if you were wondering, the name means the heavenly pumpkin of Citricado, which is the street the Stone digs are on.

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3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
dark ruby / orange pour with a small off white head. pumpkin, spice and lemon on the nose. med body with cinnamon, pumpkin, spices and a light bitterness. smooth throughout. citrus and bitter finish with spices on the end.

2.7
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. I’m not sure what half the ingredients are in this beer but it doesn’t seem to work. I’m a big pumpkin fan but not even the faintest bit of pumpkin comes through. It’s more of a sweet/dry malt mess. Not impressed.

3.5
bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Mahgony beer with a dark cream colored head. Citrus and light spice aroma. Malt and earthy flavor with citrus, spice, and a light vegetal note. Medium bodied. Malt and earth lingers with light vegetal notes, spice, and light citrus.

3.5
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
The pour is a dark, translucent, ruby-mahogany color with an average, pillowy, beige head which settles to a very thin froth and leaves tight, sporadic lace. The nose is full of fresh herbs (sage, jasmine), some maple, light bark, toasted caramel, and light sweet potatoes. The flavor is much less rich than I thought; lots of bark notes, faint maple, still very herbal with sage, light lemon peel, some toasted notes, and raw pumpkin. The palate is light to medium, nearly lively, slick, and dry. The finish is dry, notes of sage, sweet potato, and bark. A pleasant beer with the parts all complementing well but just not a real malt backbone to support everything. I think I would like this one more with a bit more strength and malt richness. Nice but not great.

2.9
Zeswaft (1787) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Interesting yet frightening combination of ingredients. Ruby/brown color. Aroma of brown sugar and spices. Limp and watery mouthfeel and highly effervescent. Flavor is watery pumpkin beer and lots of spices. A little bitter of pepper. I’ve certainly had worse in the category, but underwhelming and a let down from elysian, masters of pumpkin beers.

3.1
Strykzone (7854) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tadting.mmdark clear and it has no head. Complex vegetable notes in the nose. Spices, too. Dry flavor to start. Lots of malt. Over cooked brown sugar. This is flavorful but not great. It is very unique but over done.

3.9
J_man (1038) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Clear, dark copper amber with a light tan head. Starts off with a slightly vegetal aroma with cardamon and sea salt, and a little earthy wood. Really interesting vegetal flavor of pumpkin and bitter herbs, with a little allspice, ginger and cardamon. Finishes bitter and leaves that vegetal taste behind (which is a good thing here). This is a very interesting take on a pumpkin ale that isn’t like the traditional "pumpkin pie" beer (not surprising given who’s in on this collaboration), but doesn’t get so wacky that it’s no longer a pumpkin ale. Excellent fall beer!

3.1
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
$4 mondo vino. Pours very dark ruby color with nice light tan foam. Aroma of light pumpkin, pine nut. Flavor of lemongrass, caramel, soft lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. I’d say pumpkin and yams more characterize the palate of this beer rather than the flavor. It feels like a pumpkin beer, but doesn’t taste much like one. Overall pretty good brew, but should be $9 for a 6 pack, not $4 per brew.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 oz bottle, spicy and vegetable. Nice hop bite in finish. Pretty good, slightly diggin it

3.5
BelgianBeerGal (4289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12oz bottle I am seriously drinking sitting in the darkened Courtyard LAX with the power completely out. After reading the ingredient list I was a little worried this turned out nice. Pretty bold aroma, flavor and mouthfeel but not overpowering.


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