Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

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3.1
gnoff (10506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz on January 30, 2017, thanks to monmisreal!
Clear dark brown color, small white head. Spicy, sweet, a bit fruity scent. Spicy, malty, fruity taste. Spicy aftertaste, kong dry and lasting. Medium full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol.

3.2
jjsint (3116) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
On tap at Cajun Café on the Bayou, Pinellas Park, Florida. Brownish amber, almost clear, with very little head. Light cinnamon, yerba mate, some sarsaparilla in the aroma. Unbelievably sweet taste. Some squash-y vegetal notes with a touch of allspice. Medium to long cloying finish. Well done for what it is but far too sweet for me.

2.9
nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2016
650 ml. Deep copper-brown body has a light haze. Sizzling soda pop head disappears immediately. Nose is allspice and cinnamon. Taste is overpowering spice from the get-go. The only saving graces are a hint of pumpkin-squash flavor and a bit of dark roast flavor. Later the finish develops some pleasant cherry and almost tobacco notes. Medium-heavy body is out of balance with the sweet-earthy spices dominating. A nice touch of alcohol warmth. Quality ingredients show, but this is basically a spice bomb, with little evidence of pumpkin. Struggled to put down 6-8 ounces, and will have to blend the remainder in small doses with other brews to even finish the bottle.

3.1
olsvammel (7226) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from my father, bought in Florida. Spicy smell with cinnamon, a bit christmasy. Similar taste with some alcoholic warmth in the finish. Sweet. A bit too boozy.

3.8
kidobutai (691) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Purplish cloudy appearance, no lacing or head. Amazing cinnamon spice aroma, smooth, fruity and refreshing.

3.8
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. High creamy lasting off-white head. Clear dark amber body. Cinnamon pumpkin herbal and spicy aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Well balanced.

3.9
k0mpsa (2974) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Tap at cigar city, tampa. Amber color, smooth white head. Aroma has sweet fruity notes, spices, cinnamon, some pumpkin. Smooth body, spices, pumpkin, suryp notes. Good for christmas.

4.1
cards04 (2813) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Thanks Dchmela! This is fantastic! Pours a brownish orange. Aromas of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, vanilla. Flavours are malty pumpkin, vanilla, bubblegum, fall spices. Fantastic. Not too sweet and easily one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

4.1
BelgianBeerGal (4068) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Lucky draft at Fishale because they thought the keg was blown. Top shelf pumpkin beer with huge flavors. Lots of pumpkin, maple syrup sweetness and bold spice. Good and not over the top.

4.4
Lilja (3183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Fat på CBC 2016. Smak och doft av karamell, marsipan, russin, plommon, trä, farinsocker, trä, pumpa, kanel och vanilj. Rund och len, kryddig, bra balans, fin sötma och beska.Mmm!


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