Friday, December 9, 2011
Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale
Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale, a winter offering from Seattle-based Elysian Brewing, poured a honey hue into the glass, with orange highlights and medium carbonation trailing to a thick, creamy white head. The hose carried big hop notes of flowers and candied citrus over an underlying sweet caramel.
Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale opened with a fuzzy, sweet citra start (odd, since none of the hops used are citra) with black tea spicing the background. A rising soft rind bitterness came through as the ale mellowed on the tongue, offset by a long lasting orange fade.
I don't really have much else to say about Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale, other than it is a well made, somewhat unexceptional ale that might be the best beer I have tried from Elysian.