Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Beer Review (17): Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

Brewery: Elysian Brewing Company | Beer: Pumpkin Ale | Beer Advocate Score: 84 Abv: 5.9%

Heck yes, it's October!  It's time to drink pumpkin everything!

This was my first dabble into the PNW Elysian Brewing Company.   There's some pretty steep competition out there for the best pumpkin brew, but I have to hand it to Elysian and thank them for this season's best pumpkin beer, hands down.  Peanut Butter Coast wrote a nice post about some other great seasonal varieties by Elysian that I have yet to try.

The ale is very fragrant and spicy, pouring smooth into the pub glass.  The deep amber liquid was sweet and very pumpkin-and-spice-balanced.  Nice mouth feel and crisp finish.  Don't leave the store without a six-pack.  Closest competition out there is Southern Tier's Pumking-another great one.

More pumpkin beers:
Saranac Pumpkin Ale
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale


  1. This sounds like a right tasty number. Not heard of this and will look out for it.

  2. Sounds delicious! Recently I tried peach flavoured beer, it was a heaven. Would love try that out

    The Young Bridget Jones

    1. Katrina, any idea who made the peach beer you had? I'd love to try it!

  3. Dogfish Head makes a seasonal peach beer called 'Festina Peche.' -


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