I’m late with this review. I know. Better late than never, right?
Anyway, as my household tends to love pumpkin beers, and Cigar City is pretty much everywhere in Florida, it’s about time I avail myself of their seasonal pumpkin release, Good Gourd (Pumpkin Beer, 8.5% ABV, 35 IBU).
As you can see, Good Gourd has the prerequisite deep golden color. And when you smell it, the beer has a big, pumpkin pie smell. A lot of this, as Cigar City says, comes from the copious amounts of “Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg” used in the brewing.
Taste-wise, this is a thick, chewy beer. It almost feels like a winter warmer; big, heavy, sweet, and with a high alcohol content that you will definitely feel long after the beer is gone. Yes, the pumpkin spice flavor is very present and unmistakeable, but there is a heavy malt sweetness that is just a touch stronger.
But I would love to try this on nitro. I’m sure that would be fantastic.
Drink Florida Craft,