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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

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3.4
snoworsummer (5698) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Draft at Elysian Capitol Hill. Pours almost clear gold with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like pumpkin, vegetable, and booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like pumpkin, vegetable, and booze.

4.1
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Aroma is sweet, like a barleywine but with notable pumpkin character. Poured on tap, it has a copper color with a white head. Flavor is a clean pumpkin ale with a syrupy sweet barleywine body. Notes from the ’14 Denver Rare Beer Tasting

3.9
andrewje41 (3894) - 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." I’ll happily help this cause. Pours a bright bronze color with a thin patchy head. Is there such thing as bright bronze? This isn’t the most obvious beer when it comes to pumpkin. If I didn’t know better I probably would have thought it didn’t 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
ajnepple (6626) - 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
douglas88 (9195) - 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
Sledutah (7559) - 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 didn’t get any pumpkin

3.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
draft at Blue monk, based on a pumpkin BW. really didn’t gather a ton of pumpkin notes here, sweet monks, boozy, fruity BW. didnt gather the gourd part

3.9
SG111 (1829) - 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
radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, 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 isn’t "hot" which was nice.

3.3
solidfunk (8965) - 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.


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