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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 123
Gots: 58 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Good Gourd Almighty is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with copious amounts of pumpkin with Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg added, and then aged in rum barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2013)
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3.45/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

El Cat member here, & have to admit I'm not wild about pumpkin beers, so this was low on my list of things I was excited about. But hey, here we all are. 750ML bottle split with my wife while watching Minority Report.

The pour looks like hideously pureed pumpkin brain: dark orange & murky as the Mississippi in high spring water. Smells like pumpkin gingerbread cookies. And that's all I have to say about that.

Good Gourd Almighty is fucking weird: I have never put anything like this into the sacred temple of my body. Follows the nose to a 'T' except for the rum: there's a strong cross-current of rum loveliness soaking the cookies. The pumpkin is light, thank the Great Pumpkin, & it is cut with a double-fist of spicing. A weakness is the heaviness, this feels like a glut of heavy oil in the stomach. Half a bomber? Probably a bit too much, honestly.

Interesting is the highest compliment I can pay this & the El Cat beers I've had to date have certainly been unique. This one is too heavy & deep to really hit the bullseye, but still a pretty good beer.

maximum12, Apr 20, 2014
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Shared large bottle.
Drinks like a barleywine, with a somewhat thin body and obviously high ABV.
Overly sweet but otherwise good balance and good, if strong, use of rum barrel aging. Subtle pumpkin.

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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.