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The Gourdfather - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Gourdfather
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 10-07-2012

The Gourdfather is a pumpkin barleywine you can’t refuse, mellowing with age but still reminding you who’s boss. A veritable pushcart of malt bill brings pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Cara-vienne, C-15 crystal and pumpkin seeds up against a rival neighborhood armed with Magnum hops. At 23.4 Plato starting gravity and 11.2% alcohol it’ll keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 7
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap at Beermongers. I really liked this quite a bit, as I also thought the pumpkin flavor blended in very well with the brown sugar and caremel from the BW. If memory serves, I think this was a one year old keg, and as others have mentioned, this does indeed seem like a beer that would age well. Very smooth, long and delicius, with just a trace of heat from the abv .on the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of meno19
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Great Malt Flavors Balanced by Nice Hops and Pumpkin Spices. Drinks much better than the BA score IMO.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1/2 snifter tonight at Bittercreek... Pours a clear orange.. No real head or lacing... Thick maple syrup on the nose, subtle spicing and a decent EtOH smack.. Flavor has the same maple syrup element, thick and definitely warming.. This seems like a liquid distilled maple baked yam... a little boozy and sweet and certainly too thick and syrupy, but delivers on everything I think the brewers were hoping for... This one should be put in bottles... Very nice.


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The Gourdfather from Elysian Brewing Company
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