Gigantic Old Man Gower’s Holiday Tipple
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The recipe for this malty, caramel holiday beer was passed down to the brewer by Old Man Gower. According to the brewer, "It was Christmas Eve in the drunk tank. An old man said to me, ’Won’t see another one’. And then we sang a song, The Rare Old Mountain Dew. I turned my head away, and he told me about this brew."

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
On draught at Gigantic. The aroma is that of a gingerbread cookie. The taste is of an aromatic ginger ale. Finishes like a holiday cookie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Ruby amber pour. Full flavored. Medium bodied winter warmer. Caramel is the main player, but the hops are floral and quite pleasant. Roasted malts and slight bitterness give this beer great balance."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Past notes. On tap. Colour...slightly hazy brown with a thin head. Nose...holy Jimmy Stewart! This smells line Bedford Falls on a Christmas cookie high!! Loads if spice, especially allspice and ginger, with doughy notes too. Palate..."Mr. Gower?! Mr. Gower??!! Don’t you know me??! It’s me! Ginger Cookie!" And plenty of ginger cookie there is, as well as pepper nuts and lebkuchen. This is like a Christmas cookie in a glass! Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Fruitcake fills in the gaps and sugar plums dance in your head as the sweetly spicy experience continues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Clear dark amber color with lasting ivory head. Hliday spice, toffee, dark fruit aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Gingerbread cookie, holiday spice flavors with a toasted toffee sweetness----tasty holiday ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Light Brown in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice Belgian flavors and yeast. Dark caramel and roasty flavors This was a very tasty beer,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Gigantic, PDX, 22/05/13. Listed as 8% ABV. Murky chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is dark fruits, woody notes, spice, light booze. Taste comprises dark fruit, hint of ginger, biscuit, light smoke, touch of booze. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a little alcohol evident in the finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Growler. Deep mahogany brown with a foamy khaki head that fizzes out rather quickly. Aroma of toffee, pie spice, alcohol and graham cracker. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, zesty spice, dark fruit and a slight alcohol warming. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice beer, the spices are a bit strong but not too overwhelming.

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