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Elysian The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine

Elysian The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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The Gourdfather is a pumpkin barleywine you canít refuse, mellowing with age but still reminding you whoís 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 itíll keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2611) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Draft 10 oz pour at Elysian on Capital Hill. They have a ton pf the pumpkin beers still on tap, because they are "trying to get ride of them." Iíll happily help this cause. Pours a bright bronze color with a thin patchy head. Is there such thing as bright bronze? This isnít the most obvious beer when it comes to pumpkin. If I didnít know better I probably would have thought it didnít have it. Maybe a little bit. Definitely spice. Malty forward aroma. Huge graham cracker, cookie like flavor. Soft vanilla and spice finish. A little apple too. Very nice beer here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2015
On tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Clear copper appearance with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, alcohol, vanilla, light pumpkin and light spices. Similar flavor, moderately sweet and a bit syrupy with a light boozy finish. Not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at GABBF. Pours a mostly clear copper orange color with a small white head. A big fruity spicy nose. The flavor is sugary base, fresh fruit, maybe some pumpkin or others spices, light bitterness. Very sugary sweet. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6834) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Draft at GABBF
Clear amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, dark fruit, sweet malts
Good but I didnít get any pumpkin

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
draft at Blue monk, based on a pumpkin BW. really didnít gather a ton of pumpkin notes here, sweet monks, boozy, fruity BW. didnt gather the gourd part

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1080) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap. Clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt with distinct vanilla, toffee, and a little bit of cinnamon. Flavor is caramel, toffee, booziness. Not a ton of pumpkin. Some but not as much as you may expect. Also pretty light hop presence. But very nice. I like it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Draft at Scion, shared by Gene, thanks! Poured a ruby amber color with a small white wispy head. Aroma was light spice, boozy malt notes. Flavor was light pumpkin pie. Alcohol is there, but isnít "hot" which was nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7003) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Some clove and boiled down malt here. Manages to pull off hybrid aroma, sitting in the middle of both styles. But still not wonderful either way. Finishes a little sweet. Pours maroon with OK head and lacing. Thanks to Travlr for a taste of this at Scion, draft.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draftt at Scion. Hazy deep amber brown color, bright white edge head. Aroma of vanilla and subtle spice. Taste is rich lightly spiced butterscotch. A big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on 10/03/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of malt, caramel and pumpkin spice. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, pumpkin pie and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin and caramel aftertaste. Above average overall.


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