Review: Elysian Brewing’s The Great Pumpkin

Elysian Brewing's The Great PumpkinIf you missed the first three reviews, you can find them here, here, and also over here.

Elysian Brewing is located in Seattle, Washington and they are known for being the kings of pumpkin beers.  They do so much with pumpkin and for someone like myself who adores pumpkin beers, I am all over it.

They are big supporters of collaborations among breweries and used to brew some of there beer here in Fort Collins at the New Belgium Facility.  They have since expanded to where they can brew all their beers in Seattle.

Today we are talking about their The Great Pumpkin, Imperial Pumpkin Ale! This brew is available in bomber size and only around in the fall.

Smell: 4/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

The aroma on this beer is very strongly spiced.  Cinnamon is the most prominent and then you can start to pick up the spicy ginger and even a little honey for some sweetness.

Head: 2/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

The head didn’t last too long but it was a bright egg white color providing a nice contrast to the beer.

Color: :5/5 pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

Bright orange with some amber undertones.  The color is gorgeous and is perfect for a pumpkin ale.

Elysian's The Great PumpkinTaste:  5/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

This beer will wake up your senses.  The strong spice on the nose follows through with the taste.  It’s not a tease, it’s a strong indicator of what kind of shenanigans you’re about to get into.

The spice is so strong that it’s almost a little spicy. It leaves your tongue a little tingly.

This style of beer is exactly what I’m looking for in a pumpkin ale.  I totally dug this beer and am looking forward to some more!

If you like strongly spiced pumpkin ales, this is the way to go.

That wraps up our Pumpkin Beer Tasting for 2013! It’s time to start researching and see what I can gather for next year’s tasting!

What pumpkin beers did you have this year that you loved?


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