RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Slightly opaque pale amber with a medium white head. Aroma is mostly ginger, with some light citrus. A lot of ginger in the taste as well, which is medium-heavy bitter, and surprisingly not very sweet, very vegetal. Finish is very bitter with a little spice. Not bad, good change of pace from your typical pumpkin beer, but needs to be sweeter. bierkitty (183) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Hazy light yellow with a hoppy ginger aroma. Light and clean with a lot of saaz pepper and ginger. Interesting style for a pumpkin beer. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Uptown. Pours a light clear, yellow color with a small white head. Smells very strong of ginger. The ginger taste is a little too exotic for me as I prefer hoppy beers. Not very good and I like Elysian beers, especially Loser. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 20, 2012
Cloudy, squash-like gold, minimal cream colored head, faint filigree lacing. Fresh grated ginger root is the forward-most aspect here. This is real ginger, not a powdered addition, and it makes a huge difference. This boldness is strikingly balanced with warm chamomile, nutty squash, and appropriate (and thankfully restrained) ’pie’ spicing. The pumpkin, in addition to lending a slightly fuller mouthfeel, combines with the malt to create a rich backbone for all other aspects to shine forth from. Highly drinkable, never too weighty or viscous. The copious Saaz provides a very nice herbal bitterness to the lingering finish. In fact, it perfectly cuts through both the boldness of the ginger and the richness of the pumpkin. Refreshingly different from today’s standard ’pumpkin ale’. One more reason why I love great lagers.
So what do we have here? Wholesome/fresh ingredients, low abv (my bottle says 4.5), and an inspired twist on an old classic. Resulting in: A badass, folkloric lager ... showing fresh boldness in fantastic harmony with nuanced depth. Wish I could buy this bottled individually, instead of as a single inclusion only available in their "Pumpkin Patch" variety four-pack. Hey, Elysian ... tweak this basic pils recipe in another way ... use delicata squash and fresh sage ... please. Ajcanon711 (63) - - OCT 4, 2013
First impression: Heavy on the ginger.
Overall pretty tasty. Went well with a pumpkin, cream soup (with maple cinnamon bacon).
algemo45 (62) - - OCT 19, 2012
Definitely did not expect such a blast of ginger. All this beer was missing was some wasabi and soy sauce. Not sure pumpkin is in the title at all, as it was undetectable. I do like how flavorful this beer is, I just don't care for the flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CasperSpooks (21) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
I’m a huge lover of ginger but this is WAY OVER THE TOP with the ginger. Great aroma, nice golden color and over bearing with the ginger; any hint of pumkin is completely over washed. Pity. blushing_crow (15) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
This beer smells very good, nice scent of ginger. Appearance is a nice golden color. The taste is very overwhelmingly of ginger and leaves a strong ginger aftertaste. Not bad but not favorite.