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The Gourdfather | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
44 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Rifugium on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,931
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
44
pDev:
6.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 6
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3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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.

3.5/4/3.75/3.5/3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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The Gourdfather from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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