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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at our stadium location Elysian Fields brewery in Seattle. Brewed with organic pale, Weyermann Munich and Cara-Hell malts, with pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with peeled and pureed fresh ginger in the boil and bright tank and hopped with lots of Czech Saaz hops (otherwise it wouldn’t be traditional).

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3.3
JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 On tap at Churchkey. Clear yellow pour with white head. Aroma is quite dominated by ginger, some pumpkin pie notes, cinnamon, hints of fresh grain. Taste is light and spicy, lots of cinnamon. Palate is light and moderately carbonated. Fun and original.

4
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger - this was really nice stuff - there isn’t so much a pumpkin character, as there is a pumpkin pie character in the form of light spices and a butter flavor - these two qualities compliment the strong noble hop presence and biscuity malt, respectively - ginger adds a nice dimension - very well-balanced, and a pleasure to drink.

2.4
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Taster - Elysian Tangletown - GPBF 2008 - Seattle, WA
Aroma – A weak pumpkin aroma. Just a malty pils aroma.
Appearance – Light golden color, Clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Very nice pils flavor. This was a good beer but with the pumpkin it was totally lacking.
Palate – Light Mouthfeel, OK texture with a dry finish.
Overall – The beer was missing the Pumpkin flavor. Had very very light spice flavors and aromas.

3.5
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draft at Blind Tiger, with Reuben & Jen, as part of their pumpkin Promo. 15 lines i believe. All sampled as 5oz pours. Tastes like a light fruity pilsner with enough pumpkin coming through to enjoy.

3.5
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 20, 2007. Lasting thin white foamy head and clear amber body. Nose of catnip, ginger. Very ginger flavour. Nice switch-up beer at this festival.

2.5
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of ginger, cookies, noble hops and bready malt. Flavor of the same but the beer was a bit too thin.

3.5
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle... Poured pale golden with a thin white head. Nose had ginger and other spices. Ginger was prominent. Nice drinking beer through. Some earthiness and floralness, probably from the Saaz hops. Good level of carbonation too to remind me of the Pils style base. Some notes of pumpkin and pie spice, but like I said, prominent ginger notes.

3.5
LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits and ginger. Flavor of lots of ginger, sweet sugary licorice, and gummy bears. Quite sweet. No pumpkin here but the beer was alright.

3.1
BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2009 Light orange amber with decent head. Easy pilsner understated malt aroma and flavor with dash of pumpkin. Unfortunately, ginger is undetectable, because it would have spruced up this beer nicely. Bit of sulfur and sourness on finish. Re-rate 10/10/09 - This improved markedly since my last tasting and was a highlight for many that I talked to for the 2009 Elysian Pumpkin Brew Fest. Stronger malt backpone and nice gingery underpinning.

3.4
LinusStick (3509) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
This beer really grew on me. I hated it at first, then as I drank it the more flavors started coming out. Aroma was weak and a little broing. Light pilsner malt was all that I could detect. Pour was a nice hazy light yellow with a one finger white head. Taste was delicious. One of the better session beers I’ve had in a while. Starts with the sweet pilsner malt in the beginning which quickly gives way to spicy ginger. The ginger dominates the flavor until the hops kick in and bring the gulp to a bitter finish. The aftertaste is a mix of bitter noble hops and ginger. No pumpkin is detected. The mouth is actually left tingly from the ginger and heavy carbonation. Great surprise!


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