Beer Review: ELYSIAN NIGHT OWL PUMPKIN ALE

Beer Review: ELYSIAN NIGHT OWL PUMPKIN ALE

Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews
Genre: Spiced/Herbed/Vegetable Beer
Print Length: 22 oz. bottle
ISBN: 0


A Peculiar Pour

Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a thin white film.

The initial visual encounter with Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale reveals a dark amber hue crowned by a modest white film. A somewhat unremarkable beginning that sparks intrigue.


Scented Ambiguity

Aroma: Roasted pumpkin/squash. Perfume and flowers.

The olfactory journey presents an interesting paradox. While the fragrance exudes the comforting aroma of roasted pumpkin and squash, it also intermingles with a peculiar blend of perfume and floral notes. A sensory contradiction that sets the stage for an unconventional experience.


A Flavorsome Departure

Taste: Pumpkin, wood, spices. Finishes slightly sour.

The taste buds embark on an unpredictable journey as the flavors unfold. Expectations of a classic pumpkin pie essence are swiftly shattered. Instead, a fusion of pumpkin, woody undertones, and a medley of spices take center stage. The finale? A surprising, slightly sour note that defies the conventional pumpkin ale palate.


Texture and Afterthoughts

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with modest carbonation.

The ale’s texture adds another layer to the enigma. A full-bodied profile with just enough carbonation to keep things interesting. Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale is not one to conform to expectations, leaving a lingering curiosity about its distinct mouthfeel.


The Verdict: A Squashy Spicy Ale

Overall: The pumpkin and the spices were mutually exclusive. Nothing like pumpkin pie at all, but rather a squashy spicy ale.

In the grand scheme of pumpkin ales, Elysian Night Owl defies tradition with its distinct personality. The mutual exclusivity of pumpkin and spices challenges preconceived notions, offering a journey into uncharted territory. This is not your typical pumpkin pie in a bottle; instead, it’s a bold and unconventional exploration of squashy spiciness that keeps you guessing until the last drop.