Well folks, it had been a long two and a half weeks. Let me tell you why. I had been sick, you see, for a little more than that time with some nasty virus going around. It happens every year, the kids go back to school, spread a bunch of germs and bring them home to the parents. And this year they brought back a doozy. So, after being sick enough not to want a beer (and for me, that’s pretty sick) and then on antibiotics, beer was off the menu.
All things come to an end though, as they say, and so it was I found myself at Taco Mac one fine fall Saturday afternoon, to end the drought and drink some beers. Feeling my old self again, I ordered up a foamy mug of a brand new pumpkin beer, Avery Gored! Pumpkin. It was delicious, and probably tasted even better because I had gone so long without a brew. Tasting notes to arrive shortly in this review.
Anyway, I came home prepared to check Avery’s website for details on the beer, only to find there were none. There was a mention of Gored! Being on tap at the brewery tasting room, but nothing more. This then, was a very new beer indeed. In fact, my good friend Dale Roberts, he of Avery’s home state of Colorado, said that he had not seen this yet. I therefore believe this is draft only.
I do know that the beer has an alcohol content of 5.3% by volume and I paid $6.50 for a full mug pour at Taco Mac.
My mug of Avery Gored! Pumpkin arrived a murky orange-brown color with a very spicy nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and perhaps cardamom. Taking a sip, the beer has a slightly nutty cookie malt chocolate character in the palate that is not at all sweet. More pumpkin spices emerge, especially the nutmeg which dries at the last. Very dry spices indeed mix well with a bit of stringy pumpkin flavor shortly after sipping, because what would a pumpkin beer be without pumpkin?
Avery Gored! Pumpkin may be a bit of an enigma, but it’s definitely worth seeking out my friends.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.