Local Fields Gourdgeous | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's time to usher in autumn with this robust porter. Using pumpkins grown just a half mile from the brewery, Gourdgeous also features traditional pumpkin pie spices and molasses. Rich with notes of dark chocolate, pumpkin pie, and sweet caramel, it's the perfect pour for when the days get shorter.

Added by kojevergas on 10-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
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6
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5
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by tobelerone:
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3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice beer, one of my favorite pumpkin brews of the season (along with Schlafly’s). Pours a cola color with a cream colored head that sinks fast. No lacing. Aroma is loaded with molasses, robust malts, gingerbread spices, brown sugar, maybe a hint of roast and actual pumpkin.

The flavor is very much in the same vein; tastes more like a gingerbread house than a pumpkin pie, lots of molasses; full-bodied maltiness; moderate roast character (this is a porter after all); faint hit of booze; a semi-sweet finish with an aftertaste suggestive of pumpkins and squash. Nice mix of spices that doesn’t intrude on everything else excessively.

Medium to slightly full-bodied, medium carbonation that’s alive but not too prickly, and the beer retains a little smooth creaminess. Could be slightly fuller.

Not everyone was a big fan of this one (too much molasses, too sweet and even slightly cloying) but I thought it was a well-balanced and very tasty rendition of the style.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of gregb13
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this tonight for the second time. Bomber purchased from Total Wine for about $8. Was very impressed the first time, and am equally impressed the second time around. Not a big pumpkin beer fan - the pumpkin pie thing sounds great but usually just doesn't work out. However, Gourdgeous really is just that - very nice aroma of fresh pumpkin flesh, spices and molasses. Taste is just you'd expect after a whiff or two. Very clean with little aftertaste; just a little pumpkin and some mild bitterness mid-palate. Overall, a very well-balanced seasonal beer. Would definitely recommend!

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly tasty and unique beer well crafted from this brewery. A good balance of porter, pumpkin spices, and molasses. Yes, better than it sounds. Lovely spice comes through. Light orange with a lasting head. Very smooth mouthfeel, full drinkable experience.
Thanks forhookingg me up Rob Bland.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matonika
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has a strong pie spice, soy sauce , and a sweet boozy smell reminiscent of rum high probably comes from the molasses. It is like a mild spiced rum. with a decent pumpkin smell. Taste is smooth and follows suit with smell s. Not a bad beer at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Local Fields Gourdgeous from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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