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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with pumpkin & pumpkin seeds & fermented with spices. Our original pumpkin ale is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 On tap, Pours a hazy orange with a medium to light white head with light lacing. Smells of pumpkin pie spices and light pumpkin. Tastes the same as it smells with a slight nutty flavor from the pumpkin seeds. Mouthfeel is creamy with a good carbonation. I look forward to having this every year. It is way better on draft than in the bottle though.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2016
12 ounce bottle
Despite being part of the InBev family it doesnt seem that Elysian has lost too much of their edge. This solid seasonal pleases from start to finish. A great beer at a fair price point should be on your radar for 2017.

Aroma / Appearance - The warm orange color radiates with the warmth of a dying sunset. The velvety head looks like a thick splash of creamy icing. Pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and a mild earthy texture draw in the nose.

Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, whipped cream, and vanilla ice cream emerge after a few seconds. The filling profile brings to mind a post-Thanksgiving visit to the dessert table. The earthiness that emerges keeps it grounded until the very end. Id go for this again if it were an affordable draft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prue (14) - Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2016
caramel, herbs, clove, amber, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (1074) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Key Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is strong nutmeg and cloves, mild cinnamon. Taste is bitter spices (nutmeg, cloves) with a nutty, presumably pumpkin, backbone. Spice is overwhelming here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1568) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
Aroma is cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and brown sugar. Taste is light but rich sweet malts. Caramel, honey and pumpkin spice. The pumpkin flavors do as usual dominate most the palate but this is better than most. Appearance is a clear brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (688) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Cloudy amber pour with normal head volume, outstanding lacing and world class retention. Outstanding nose of pumpkin, a light sweetness and mixed spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg) as an undercurrent. Outstanding body that is heavy medium and slightly slick. World class carbonation / body balance that delivers an effervescent middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish. Borderline world class flavor profile that strikes the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice. It begins with a mixed spice that begins as nutmeg then flows to cinnamon and ginger by the middle. Underneath is a subtle sweetness that has caramel notes. The middle is also where pumpkin makes the strongest appearance that ebbs into the finish. From the middle on, spice becomes more pronounced with clove and allspice taking center stage. The finish yields a lingering pumpkin and spice note. One of the best pumpkin ales Ive had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3236) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange color with white head. Spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie aromas. Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, brown sugar flavors. Probably the best pumpkin beer Ive had this year. Although definitely heavy on the pumpkin pie spice and flavoring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1822) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Night Owl has a thin, off-white, crackling head, a semi-clear, very orange appearance, with lots of suspended sediment, fierce bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spices, pie crust, and pumpkin pulp. Taste is of pumpkin pie and graham cracker. Mouthfeel is high medium & chewy, and Night Owl finishes semi-dry. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (261) - - OCT 26, 2016
Cloudy orange with some yeasties. Pumpkin and cinnamon aroma. Very sweet, lots of pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, a bit of funkiness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1234) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2016
It pours copper with an off white copper tinted head. There are aromas of pumpkin, yams, a bit of apple, cinnamon, ginger, all spice and nutmeg. It has flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg which are the predominant flavors. There are also additions of slight apple, all spice, and hints of floral. It has a moderate body with a spicy bitter aftertaste. Overall, this beer reminds me of pumpkins and slight apple pie. It is extremely aromatic and flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3944) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle. It poured a hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma was of pumpkin with some cinnamon and a hint of ginger. The taste was similar to the aroma with more pumpkin, cinnamon and some allspice. It had a medium mouthfeel and a nice aftertaste. Good stuff.


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