harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Beer 9/12 in the Apocalypse Series.
From the label: "Beer #9: BLIGHT will sustain you with an ale of pumpkin, dark brown sugar and a jolt of fiery Vietnamese cinnamon."
Amber with a solid sheet of light cream foam and excellent clarity. No lace. Lots of cinnamon, a bit of malt, but mostly cinnamon, cinnamon and som more cinnamon. Taste carries through with more cinnamon, and a good dose of malty character and some nice bits of sweet molasses. This reminds me of Cocoa Mole "Light". This is the best of all the pumpkin beers Elysian makes. They should replace the Night Owl with this recipe. Medium on full bodied with a nice soft carb and an off dry finish. Good beer. I will buy more.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods - Bowery, 3/15/13
blushing_crow (12) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Aroma: The aroma is an excellent mix of pumpkin and cinnamon, with some other spices too
Appearance: It pours an orange color with a small off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: Taste-wise, the cinnamon is quite present and works well with the pumpkin and light hops
Palate: The body is medium, it has a good feel, average carbonation, and a spicy finish
This one is really impressive. It has to be one of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had, and I am a big fan of the style. Excellent stuff. The cinnamon adds a really nice component. I’m excited that I was able to locate a bottle of this one, and I hope they produce it again in the future outside of the Apocalypse series.
It has a very sweet and spicy pumpkin taste while drinking. Smells like it tastes. Good aftertaste as well. Thoroughly enjoyable. poisoneddwarf (2603) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Rated two nights ago as part of our annual pumpkin beer night. Bomber bought at Yokes Spokane Valley, thanks Anderson01! Pours hazy orange with a collapsing beige head. Aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is sweet and meaty with a lightly dry bitter finish. Taste is nice and full of pumpkin pie flavor. Bittering hops start to reveal themselves in the finish after warming up a little. A really good pumpkin beer, but it’s not pushing any boundaries like most of the beers in the Apocalypse series by Elysian. BuckeyeBoy (8202) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
22oz bottle number nine in the set. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is bam cinnamon cocoa sweetness and some pumpkin. Taste is more of the cinnamon gingerbread roast malt cocoa. Wow this is good. Man Elysian kills pumpkin beers.
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a thin off white head that reduces to a collar. The aroma is spices and pumpkin, this is more pumpkin pie aroma and less raw pumpkins. The taste is creamy, pumpkin pie, smooth as hell, there is a nuttiness to it. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately high. Overall I was impressed, I really dug the pumpkin pie taste, I can’t get enough of that. anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Caramel-colored with a head that disappeared rather quickly. Spotty lacing. Pumpkin aroma. Cinnamon overpowered the aroma. Salty sweet taste. Vanilla hints with a cinammon finish. Medium- bodied beer with a slick texture. Not a bad pumpkin beer. Would definitely buy again. jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew, Brendan and Maggi. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is super cinnamon and apple. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple pie, cinnamon, light pumpkin, spice and nutmeg. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Deep amber color with an off white head. Loads of cinnamon, roasted squash, milk chocolate, gingerbread cookies. Enjoyable! beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a thin off-white head that disappears by the second sip and leaves very little lace. Very pleasant aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin with notes of vanilla, nutmeg and even a bit of graham cracker. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the same components and is quite good. Very reminiscent of a pumpkin pie. Well rounded mouthfeel. Medium bodied. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.