Elysian Doom

734946_10100969364807120_1108964645_nRating: 4/5

This is a series from Elysian, The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. “The End is Beer”
Beer#12 (December) Doom is a 6% ABV Golden Treacle Pale Ale brewed with oats and fermented with golden syrup and raisins. Doom is the End.
This is the final installment to the series depicting the End has come…

Doom is in reference to the final apocalyptic event of ultimate judgment. Whether it was the good deeds or bad that had set fate in motion or simply predetermined at birth, the final stage in which will result into the ultimate judgment of that fate will be sealed. We have already passed 12-21-2012 which was set as the Mayan Apocalypse to be the end of the world. Since it did not happen, does not mean that humanity itself is invulnerable to each individuals fate. We are mortals, we will face death one day and what comes after is the unknown. However, it is believed some type of fate or judgment will come after. Whether you are brought back as a speck of energy, a fly, another person, whether there is a heaven or hell OR whether your existence becomes another piece to the molded universe of this reality…nothing is certain. Things happen for a reason and all we can do is wait and see what happens. Till then, pass the time and drink some phenomenal beers 😛

This is it, the final beer in the series. Upon opening the beer, there was some tropical fragrances reminiscent of a double IPA or an Imperial Pale Ale. Aromas of mango, orange, papaya, pineapple, hop grass, grapefruit, treacle syrup, honey and caramel. There is no aromas of raisins in the fragrance though. The flavors are of orange, tangerines, mango, lemon, pine, grassy and grapefruit hops, honey, caramel, treacle syrup, matured bananas, raisins and a little bit of biscuit bread. The matured banana dryness and hoppy bitterness remains in the aftertaste along with the notes from the tropical fruits. It is pretty good ale and reminiscent of a more Tropical IPA but with lower ABV. Recommended to those that like tropical hoppy pale ales.

Elysian Mortis Sour Persimmon Ale

27898_10100933685269200_1297530019_nRating: 4/5

This is a series from Elysian, The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. “The End is Beer”
Beer#11 (November) Mortis is a 6% ABV Sour Persimmon Wild Ale.

Mortis or Death is in reference to the final apocalyptic event before the ultimate judgment (after death). Regardless of what ever apocalyptic event that was stated would happen in the previous theories (Elysian Apocalypse beer reviews) of the end of the world, this is the final aftermath of those events. Ultimate annihilation, the last horseman of the of apocalypse. The event of Death befalling all mankind, animals, plants, you name it. Ultimately, whether anything happens in 12-21-2012 or whenever the true end of the world is, one thing is certain. We are all mortal and are destined to pass away at some point in time. Regardless, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of what time we have so far :P. I tried to match the artwork with the beer artwork as best I could. I would assume the representation of death is personified in the clutches of the serpent. LOL or you can see it as as the clutches of original sin. Whatever works, it is still bad ass pieces of art here. 

Upon opening this beer, you get a lot of the fragrance that reminds you of a saison. Some Belgian yeast, peaches, lime, orange zest, some plum and banana. The flavor is quite interesting. Starts off like a saison with like a bread and peach cobbler flavor and fades into like pilsner flavor. Persimmons tend to be a sweet fruit that leaves sorta dry with a tangy flavor. I assume that the pilsnery cereal but fruity after taste is part of the fruit. The Persimmon looks like an orange tomato but taste like a peach and orange almost but leaves the mouth dry. This beer also has some grape and vinous flavors but they are not as strong as like a Jolly Pumpkin Sour/Funky Ale. This beer tries to be more of a Brettanomyces ale (Like New Belgium Brett Beer) brewed with Persimmons. It gets better as the beer warms up. It is a pretty good beer if you enjoy Belgian or Saison beers but not to the level of Wild Ales, although some Wild Ales when made right (a la Jolly Pumpkin) can be pretty awesome.

Elysian Torrent

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a series from Elysian, The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. “The End is Beer”
Beer#7 (July) Torrent is a 7% ABV Pale Beet Bock 

Torrent is in reference to Apocalyptic event where all land on earth will flood inundating all cities and life on earth. Earth as a big ocean. If it is true that land only composes 1/3 of the earth, then it would probably be possible to cover the earth in pure water (Assuming the depth of water can actually flood the land completely) by 12-21-2012 if, however, this is one of the outcomes of doomsday.

Never had a beer made with Beets..lol although the color of this beer is crimson red. You can definitely smell the caramel as well as the vegetable side of the beets. The flavors are of beets, earthy notes, rye bread, caramel, vanilla, pine, grapefruit, lemon and cherries. This beer isn’t for everyone. IF you hate beets…lol this may certainly not be for you. I try to keep an open mind about beers and flavors. It is a good thing that it is not dominated by beets, well, not too much. So if you do find it…well.. you decide if you wanna pick it up 😛

Elysian Wasteland

Rating: 4.75/5

This is a series from Elysian, The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. “The End is Beer”
Beer#6 (June) Wasteland is a 6.8% ABV Saison/Farmhouse ale made with dried Elderflowers and French Saison yeast

Wasteland, in reference to the apocalyptic event, is what will the result of a nuclear winter during the end of the world if caused by wars. The sun will not shin through killing everything on earth making it well..a wasteland…will there be survivors after 12-21-2012? If so, will there be anyone that will help each other out or will it just be survival of the fittest. Such would be the cruelty of fate for man’s true corruption bloom…ElderFlower Saison speaks…

This is pretty damn good sweet saison. Saisons have been some very good mystical, herbal, bread and sweet beers made with all sorts of botanicals at times. This one made with Elderflowers. The stuff that makes blue, black, and red berries. Hence forth, a brew that taste like flowers, bitter blue or black berries, apples, pineapple, raw peppers, coriander, lots of farmhouse herbal sweet bread, jasmine tea, biscuit, bubble gum, brown sugar and the way roses smell this tastes. Quite the floral little beer and a damn good saison. People that enjoy saisons will like this one..