Night Owl Pumpkin Ale by Elysian Brewing Company

Share This Review

Night Owl Pumpkin Ale is brewed by Elysian Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.


Pours a somewhat cloudy burnt orange with ample sediment afloat in the glass. The beer is topped by a thick cap of dense white foam that shows fine retention. It takes an aggressive pour to yield the best head. A soapy residue gathers at the collar during reduction.


A pleasant aroma offers a scent of toasty pumpkin with spices of cinnamon and clove.

Check Out the Latest News Article

Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day. Read More


Palate starts with pumpkin meat that’s spiced with cinnamon and allspice. The taste transitions to a flavor of toasted bread that’s balanced mildly with floral hops, ginger and clove. From there the taste finishes with a lingering sweetness of brown sugar and caramel.


The Night Owl has a smooth and creamy feel with a medium-light body and just a little less than moderate carbonation.


Pumpkin lovers ought to be satisfied with the Night Owl Pumpkin Ale as it treats the taste buds with the right amount of pumpkin flavor without being overpowering. The use of spices is superb but just a little more hops would round out the flavor nicely. The feel is slightly underwhelming and could use just a bit more heft. This is all nitpicking, as this is otherwise, a delightful representation of the style.

Have You Tried the Night Owl Pumpkin Ale?

What did you think? Give a rating, share your opinion in the comments below, or add a link to your own offsite review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest Craft Beer News

Beer Lab HI Releases “Chai Yo” Belgian-style Blond Ale

The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More

Bell’s Brewery to Auction Two Hearted Ale Hockey Jerseys to Benefit Local Organizations

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More

Upper Hand Brewery Expands Distribution to Michigan’s Mitten

Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More