Beer Review: BRUERY/ELYSIAN/STONE LA CITRUEILLE CÈLESTE DE CITRACADO

Beer Review: BRUERY/ELYSIAN/STONE LA CITRUEILLE CÈLESTE DE CITRACADO

The pour reveals a cola brown hue with a modest tan head that quickly recedes to a film, allowing a hint of light to filter through.

Aroma

Wafting from the glass are notes of savory spices and holiday spice, accompanied by the warmth of toasted malt and the earthiness of roasted yam.

Taste

The palate is greeted with the essence of pumpkin pulp, interwoven with bready malt and the rich, caramelized character of roasted yam – reminiscent of the goodness that collects at the bottom of an oven. The experience concludes on a spicy and earthy note, leaving a dry finish.

Mouthfeel

With a medium-bodied profile and modest carbonation, this offering tends to lean towards the thinner side when compared to the majority of pumpkin ales available in the market.

Overall

While the La Citrueille Cèleste de Citracado is undeniably drinkable, its uniqueness within the style is not as pronounced as anticipated. Despite a lengthy list of specialty ingredients, including pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark, the complexity falls slightly short of expectations. The beer seems to align with its gimmicky name, yet fails to fully deliver on the promised intricacy. There is a commitment to further exploration, with additional purchases planned for a warmer tasting session, in hopes of uncovering hidden layers that may have eluded the initial assessment.