Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.39/5 rDev +1.9%
A-deep orange brown color with a nice light tan head and good lacing
S-caramel, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, malt, brown sugar
T-pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, toasted bread, mild bitterness at the finish
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy, alcohol well-integrated
O-a well-made pumpkin beer with great flavor and not overly sweetened as many of this style are, probably my favorite of the style
01-01-2014 16:52:53 | More by MDDMD
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
750ml bottle share thanks to doppelbockulus
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass
A: Good Gourd pours a burnt sienna hue with some mild haziness to it. Definitely a deep caramel-orange color with a half finger of thick khaki whip over the top. Solid retention efforts with some soft dots and doodles of stick adhering to the glass.
S: Smells like pumpkin pie in a bottle!!! It is dead on spiced pumpkin fruit with some caramelized sugars. Exactly what I had hoped for. Has legitimate spice aromatics of cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg with a sort of persimmon cookie likeness. Amazing aroma overall really.
T: Tastes of pumpkin caramel spice. Like liquid pie filling with an expressive and well constructed spice flavor profile. Exotic almost with the pronounced cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice combination. It is all there in good balance. Each delicately layered and not overbearing to the pumpkin fruit. Toasted grains, rich with a toffee sweetness. Again much like persimmon cookie or gingerbread to me. Hints of anise in there. The brew is mostly sweet but with just the right hit of hop bitterness at the end that acts as a counter balance. Mild earthy quality towards the finish and alcohol is completely masked. This beer is more so about the spices than the pumpkin really. Really great overall.
M: Very smooth and creamy mouth feel with a moderate body. Small amount of bitterness with a decent drying finish and relatively clean retreat.
D: Really well done and quite enjoyable. You get the pumpkin and the spice in great balance. I don’t have much experience with Pumpkin beers but this is what I imagine one should be like.
12-30-2013 21:40:39 | More by Nugganooch
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.