Hiya Gourdie

Florida
United States
Hiya Gourdie, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Hiya Gourdie® is hazy auburn-colored with a medium body and well-rounded with prominent sweet, pumpkin pie flavors derived from pumpkin puree and fresh galangal, an Asian ginger-like root, and heady aromas of mint and fresh, spicy cinnamon.

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ABV: 
6.5%
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Hiya Gourdie by Motorworks Brewing is a pumpkin ale brewed with additions of galangal root, a ginger-like root vegetable, and was judged as an Autumn Seasonal beer (BJCP sub-style 30B). It poured dark amber with moderate clarity into the glass, forming a thin white head with little retention. The aroma included dark fruit (plum, raisin, even stewed prune) notes and distinct pumpkin pie spices, especially allspice and nutmeg . The flavors closely mirrored the aroma’s blend of pumpkin pie spice phenols – especially nutmeg, subdued ginger and pumpkin contributions, but no apparent flavoring hops, consistent with most interpretations of the style.

The mouthfeel revealed a medium body, low carbonation, no creaminess, a hint of warmth and a finish of lingering spices appropriate to the season. This would be an excellent Thanksgiving dessert beer to accompany and complement many semi-traditional holiday desserts such as pecan pie, just not pumpkin pie unless the diner is a glutton for those spices.

In terms of drinkability, the heavier-than-needed spice additions detract from the overall result and limit the number of glasses that most beer drinkers would be able to enjoy at a single session. As already noted, drinking this beer with certain foods is recommended to enhance the enjoyment of the beer for the imbiber, but still in moderation.

Brewery Introduction

Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. As soon as they laid their eyes on the Bradenton property, they knew they had found something special. Built in 1923 as an automobile dealership – complete with a concrete ramp that was used to move cars from the ground... Read More

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