philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2010 Night Owl Pumpkin Ale--22 oz. Bottle
2002 Release. 5.50% ABV? (4.5 / 5.0) Clear rich amber red orange color. Light lacy head .Rich spicy pumpkin hop front. Thick sweet rich malty spicy caramel body. Smooth big pumpkin flavor from pumpkin and seeds. Spicy smooth end. Sampled 10/20/2002.
2003 Release. 5.50% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear dark amber red bronze color. Light lacy head. Pumpkin nutmeg spice mild hop front. Smooth tangy spiced toasted mild sweet fruit rich caramel body. Creamy spicy earthy nutmeg mild hop end. Balanced. Sampled 10/5/2003.
2004 Release. 6.50% ABV.--40 IBU’s.? (4.25 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear rich dark amber color. Floral pumpkin nutmeg hop front. Crisp dry sweet toasted spicy mild fruit bisquit caramel malt body. Balanced creamy pumpkin pie hop spice end. Tangy smooth. Sampled 10/3/2004.
2005 Release. 6.50% ABV--45 IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright amber red color. Rich nutmeg cinnamon pumpkin mild hop front. Dry sweet mild caramel thin body. Crisp tangy mild hop end. Rich flavor! 9/10/2005.
2006 Release. 6.50% ABV--45 IBU’s.? (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy mild foamy head. Clear dark thin amber red color. Rich pumpkin nutmeg spice front. Crisp dry sweet pumpkin caramel rich smooth body. Tangy nutmeg hop spice hot end. Spicy but needs Great Pumpkin malt. Sampled 9/27/2006.
2007 Release. 6.50% ABV--45 IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear bright dark amber color. Rich pumpkin nutmeg mild hop front. Creamy malty mild sweet toffee pumpkin body. Mild tangy gentle hop coarse nutmeg clean smooth end. Rich. Well blended spice. Sampled 8/28/2007.
2008 ELYSIAN Release. 5.90% ABV--35 IBU’s.? (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy white head. Clear bright amber color. Mild nutmeg cinnamon pumpkin spice front. Crisp mild dry sweet pumpkin caramel mild fruit body. Crisp hop spice refreshing mild pumpkin spice dry sweet end. Dead Buds, but still good. Sampled 9/6/2008. 4 @ $5.49 Each.
2009 ELYSIAN Release. 5.90% ABV.--35 IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) Lacy off white mild head. Clear rich bright pumpkin amber color. Rich nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, mild hop pumpkin front. Crisp smooth malty pumpkin pie infused caramel malt body. Smooth lingering spice rich tasty balanced end. Quenching PIPA. Sampled 9/6/2009. 4 @ $4.49 Each.
Elysian Brewing Company, Inc.--ELYSIAN Night Owl Pumpkin Ale--Ale Brewed With Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seeds & Fermented With Spices--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 20 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Pumpkin. Dense foamy lacy off white head. Clear bright fizzy dark amber roasted red pumpkin color. No sediment. Mild pumpkin hop nutmeg all spice front. Dry sweet crisp CO2 toasted pumpkin spice infused caramel fruit malty body. Lingering spice mild hop end. Smooth. Sampled 8/21/2010. 2 @ $4.89 Each GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange/amber color. The head was thin and off white. Smelled of pumpkin cookie, brown sugar, spicy malt, and nutmeg. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. Tasted of buttered brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of pumpkin. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very spicy, but has a nice malt sweetness to back it up. Plenty of cinnamon and ginger with some nutmeg, clove, and allspice as described. Just like a pumpkin pie and very pleasant. Flavor is nice, but doesn’t seem to have the complexity that the aroma offered. Lots of pumpkin, clove, and cinnamon with a sweeter, pie crust caramel. Finishes somewhat dry and lightly spiced with a bit of a minty vanilla and a light, herbal bitterness. Aftertaste lingers for a moderate duration after a medium body that has a bit of a watery feel at times and light amount of carbonation. Overall, a decent pumpkin ale. The aroma is really nice while the flavor is solid, but has a few things that could use work. Well balanced and easy drinking while never getting too sweet or spicy. Not bad. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Had it from a tap a couple months ago at Elysians .I have to say this is my all time favorite pumpkin beer.Everything in the right place if memory serves me right. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Orange pour with some head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla and other spices notes. Body is a little light for my taste.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2010
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange color with a light head. Plenty of pumpkin and pie spices in the aroma. The spice flavor continues into the taste but is overpowered by a massive amount of gourd flavor. A bit more bitter than I expected too. I was excited for this one but found it ultimately disappointing. I guess I was looking for more pie and less gourd and bitterness. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Tastes of pumpkin and not just spice which is always a result with this style. The spice is pleasingly subtle. Not bitter or dry. scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Pours medium orange-brown, with a medium beige head, very fine and lasting lacing. Strong pumpkin pie aroma, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and pumpkin. Medium-light body, creamy and smooth. More pumpkin pie spice flavors, but only mildly sweet, there’s also a hint of licorice, and some citrus to help keep things balanced. Overall quite nice; strongly spicy, but not overpowering in moderation. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
A ruddy color with faint white head. A nice spicy aroma with faint pumpkin. The body has a faint metallic flavor that cuts thorugh what would otherwise be a very pleasant pumpkin body. The spice is mild in the body but intense on the finish. Drake (13736) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
22 ounce bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Thanks! Rating #200 for this beer. Yay! Pours a vibrant auburn color with a very, very light haze. Nice aroma of strong pumpkin and a nice bouquet of spices including cinnamon, vanilla, clove. Taste is pumpkin, squash, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, other spices including a peppery note. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Good pumpkin beer.