Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is the Stone Brewing Company collaboration beer by The Bruery / Elysian / Stone named La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado. In trying to push as many pumpkin or Halloween holiday beers as possible I thought this would be a perfect addition. I had a chance to try this one back when my wife and I visited Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens last year.

“Brewed with Honey malt, Brown malt, and Rye malt, yams, pumpkin, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark. Warrior hops, and New Zealand Motueka hops. "Citrouille", French for pumpkin, intentionally misspelled in honor of Patrick Rue.”

Here’s a little video for your viewing pleasure:

Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with a decent white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, pumpkin or yam, and spice.
Taste: Incredible - perfectly spiced with pumpkin, yams, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, raisins and slight roasted nutty malt.
Overall: I love this beer.  Fresh, balanced and not over the top with the spices and sweetness, The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado is exceptional drinking.


Mark Harvey

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