466. Elysian Fields – Blight Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Fields - Blight Pumpkin Ale

I’m in Seattle for work and arrived at the airport around lunchtime.  I did a little bit of research before I arrived – including trying the Elysian The Immortal IPA sent to me by my cousin who lives here – and found out this location was between the airport and my hotel downtown.  It also gave me a chance to check out the Seattle Seahawks football and Seattle Mariners baseball stadiums, located across the street from here.

Location: On tap and served in a curved pint glass from at Elysian Brewing by the fields in Seattle, WA.

Numbers: 7.4% ABV, 17.3% OG, ~ 230 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark orange/amber in color and fairly clear with a thin, creamy head that left some nice lacing on the glass.  The aroma is mostly a sweet, brown sugar and cinnamon-like smell.

Taste & Feel: It’s got a solidly medium body, with a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel.  The flavor up front is vegital and pumpkin like, with a sweet, warm brown sugar flavor coming in during the middle.  The fullness of brown sugar continues through the finish, with more cinnamon flavors coming through.  The aftertaste lingers for a brief minute or two with cinnamon and sweet brown sugar flavors.

Food Pairing: Any pumpkin beer would obviously go with a slice of pumpkin pie.  However, if I had to pair this beer with something else, I think I would choose something bready or beefy to cut through the sweetness of the beer.  Therefore, I’d go with a big, thick juicy burger.

Overall Impression: Whenever I have a pumpkin beer, it’s hard not to compare it to pumpkin pie.  This beer was not very pumpkin pie like, but had a good pumpkin spice flavor nonetheless.  Overall, I thought it was a middle-of-the-road pumpkin ale with some good, warm, flavors that remind me of fall.  It was a tad bit sweet with brown sugar flavors, but still pretty good.

My Rating: ★★★½☆

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Author: kkozlen

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