Saturday, September 24, 2011

Elysian - Night Owl

Elysian Brewing is based in Seattle and one of their seasonal offerings is Night Owl (5.9% ABV and 18 IBU), a pumpkin ale.  Night Owl pours and orangey tan with a large head – be careful pouring.  One gets a distinct aroma of spices (each batch is spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice) and pumpkin (seven and half pounds per barrel).  There is very little bitterness with Night Owl and it does taste like pumpkin that reminds one of pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin seeds are also used in brewing this beer and per the brewer, “Both roasted and raw pumpkin seeds are in the mash, with pumpkin added to the mash, kettle and fermenter.”  This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have tried, if you get a chance to try get some before it goes away. 

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