Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.88/5 rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this one at Total Wine about 1 month ago and have looking forward to trying this one. I got two bottles; one for before Halloween and one to consume on Halloween. Lets give er a go.
Pours from a 750ml bottle into a Stella Artoios chalice type glass. Fills the glass with a chocolate amber colored beverage. There is a small wispy head that disappears almost immediately. There is no lacing and no retention. This was a bit of a bummer.
Aroma is very nice. Filled with the potpourri of pumpkin spices such as nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, molasses, even a hint of chocolate and toffee. Rather complex. However, there is a bit of vegetable/cabbage that slightly detracts from the overall pleasantness of the aroma.
I liked the flavor. I still think Pumking is the king of pumpkin beers, but this one follows suit nicely. Slightly synthetic pumpkin flavors. There is a nice pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookie and pumpkin donut thing going on with the flavor. Very heavy on the spices, certainly the limit of spice flavor has been reached with this one. Quite bready. Kind of sweet and gets a little syrupy as it warms.
This was very enjoyable overall. Notmy favorite of the pumpkin beers, but this is definitely a solid beer in the category. Nice body, medium in the feel. Carbonation could be a little higher, but a nice ber.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 00:17:33 | More by SaCkErZ9
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