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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.

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4.2
onceblind (10114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Clear crayola orange with a thin white dissipating head. Big pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie notes on the slightly boozy and cardamom-ish nose. Big full and semisweet flavor that’s loaded with pumpkin pie notes of pumpkin goo, crust, pumpkin pie spice, a touch of booze and cardamom, a wee bit of clove...tasty, not cloy, not much ginger. Damn near perfect for its style.

3.6
KansaiBeerLvrs (5255) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
Elysian's the Great Pumpkin Pouring a beautiful orange-red with a great pumpkin spice nose: cinnamon, allspice and fruity pumpkin. Medium to light bodied with a pleasant raspy carbonation. The taste is sweet, nutty & well balanced spices. A good classic take on a pumpkin ale in a bomber just itching to be shared. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
User277626 (112) - - OCT 10, 2015
My wife loves pumpkin beers and this is one of her favorites. I don’t like pumpkin beers but this is not the worst. I far prefer heavier stouts and imperial ales, which is why I find this among the most tolerable of this style. Nice pumpkin pie aroma, the cinnamon/clove/nutmeg necessity is there, not overpowering but not to my style. There is a vegetable/grassy element that I find off-putting, in a heavy beer like this it becomes tolerable.

3.7
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2015
Tap at One. Aroma is spicy as expected. Cinnamon, sweetness, brown sugar. Taste is alright, feels a bit more vegetable like than I would normally associate with pumpkin beers. Sweetness is more boozy than sugary.

4.1
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
In bottle; this is definitely one of the better/best pumpkin beers. great pumpkin pie aroma. The taste was easily one of the most natural tasting pumpkin beers. Very easy drinking; wish I bought more of these

4
Pumpkin87 (248) - - SEP 19, 2015
Pours cloudy orange that eventually clears and small bone-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves attractive skim. Big nose of candied fruit with orange at the forefront. Palate is sweet pumpkin pie with plenty of spices, nutmeg and cinnamon at the fore, with underlying orange. Slight fizz adds a nice texture to medium body. Dry finish somewhat at odds with rest of sweetish drink. Shows well cold or not, and flexible when accompanying food. Among the better US pumpkin brews.

3
drjay44 (3774) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
651 ml. bottle. 8% ABV per the label. Pours a thin, poorly retained, ivory head, over a slightly hazy and heavily particle ladenamber (SRM 8) body......nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, pumpkin, hints of lemon, cranberry, no hops, hidden malts.....taste is moderately toffee/caramel malt sweet with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice notes, light pumpkin, no hops, lingering aftertaste of spice and pumpkin......mouth feel, light of medium body, light alcohol, slight astringency, medium carbonation. The spices are quite dominant, and the pumpkin and hops are very subdued. Malts are present primarily in the sweetness. The result is an ugly, sweet, spicy beer. BJCP 7/1/12/4/6

3.7
andrewje41 (4091) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2015
22 Oz bottle. I think I love these bottles as much as I love the beers. Pours a thick, hazy, almost syrupy looking orange color with an active fizz head. Sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Similar flavor with no indication of an 8% tag. Thick body. Tasty beer. Pumpkin.

3.4
thorongil2 (3263) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
(tap) hazy, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of pumpkin pie, hint of lemon; balanced flavour

3.3
pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bomber. This may be the pumpkin ale that smells most like a pumpkin pie, but while the aroma is spot on (if that’s what you’re after), for me the flavor came up considerably short of that promise. Then again how could a beer really taste like a pumpkin pie. Disappointingly angular, undersweet, and blah.


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