Bruery/Elysian/Stone La Citrueille Cèleste de Citracado
Stone Brewing Co. – Bruery/Elysian/Stone La Citrueille Cèleste de Citracado – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cola brown with a small tan head that subsides to film. Let’s a little light through.
Aroma: Savory spices and holiday spice, toasted malt, roasted yam.
Taste: Pumpkin pulp , bready malt, roasted caramelized yam (and that goodness that drips onto my oven). Finishes spicy and earthy. Dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Modest carbonation. It comes off as thin compared to most pumpkin ales on the market.
Overall: This was drinkable, and unique to the style. With that said, I’m not going to pretend I’m familiar with all the specialty ingredients listed, and I didn’t find it to be that complex for having such a long fancy name and ingredient bill. It’s a case of the beer matching up with the gimmick, and I don’t believe this one did. I’m going to pick up a few more, and try them at a warmer temperature to see if I can’t further educate my palate.