This is the Snobby Beer review of Good Gourd from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. This Imperial Pumpkin Ale is brewed with real pumpkin, Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg. Clocking in at 8.5%, this beer is pretty hefty.
From the Cigar City website:
“Legend has it that when a pumpkincomes into the world it is possessed by either a good or an evil spirit. Ours got all the good baby! Bursting with real pumpkin flavor and yummy pumpkin spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg, Good Gourd is a celebration of Fall and that spookiest of holidays, Halloween. Pair Good Gourd with pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and costume parties.
Pours orange in color with notes of buttered pie crust, roasted pumpkin, and a melange of pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel and roasted pumpkin notes and an underpinning of floral hop bitterness that leads into a harmonious blend of pumpkin pie spice and finishes with drying alcohol heat that creates a balance with caramel in the finish.”
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