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Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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85
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a Subtly Spiced Fall ale Brewed with Real Pumpkin that will evoke memories of holidays and family. It is brewed with our own proprietary blend of spices that will make this one of the best recieved pumpkin ales available.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-05-2007)
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

08-29-2014 00:33:13 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-22-2014 02:21:27 | More by JCam9981
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Paul_Zills121

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

08-17-2014 04:25:21 | More by Paul_Zills121
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ArsenAle

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-04-2014 02:01:59 | More by ArsenAle
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-09-2014 17:20:57 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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kandre3000

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2014 05:24:31 | More by kandre3000
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Vatnos

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-10-2014 19:57:04 | More by Vatnos
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-07-2014 20:23:12 | More by xJMFCx
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-11-2013 23:39:56 | More by kristougher
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-01-2013 22:19:13 | More by Agentveba
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I3eck

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%

Bottle -> Wine Glass
A: Hazy dark amber / iced tea-colored, 1/2" slightly off white head, stumpy lacing.
S: Apple cider, cinnamon, pumpkin, brandy.
T: Cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, over-ripe fruit, sweet potato, clove, baked bread crust, malty undertones.
M: Good CO2, medium-full bodied with a lingering baked goods flavor.
O Delicious concoction of multiple spices and fruits. I've enjoyed this beer over the past two years around this time - awaiting its release in Sept this year. It really stands out for me because it is complex and has a wicked over-ripe fruit / banana flavor which I find interesting and enjoyable. This beer reminds me of baked pies - especially apple and pumpkin. Good times.

12-01-2013 20:15:22 | More by I3eck
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-18-2013 02:18:22 | More by Radiosox
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seydou

South Africa

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Poured out of a bottle. Almost no head and what was there disappeared. Don't see carbonation. Hazy, tan-reddish.

Smells great, spicy, outdoorsy, not like pumpkin at all. (Sometimes you get that whiff of sweetness).

The smells is just like the front of the mouth taste -- maybe like a packet of instant spices to make a pumpkin pie. It's warm and lingers. This is unusual for a pumpkin beer. I can't describe any of the flavors really well, but it's got a pine-y bite to it, fall like. I honestly can't decide if I like it or not.

Through a bottle, I get tired of the really blatant spice overtones, whatever they are. Not a favorite.

11-13-2013 00:36:24 | More by seydou
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-04-2013 21:35:16 | More by BigGingDrinker
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-04-2013 17:29:03 | More by ncstateplaya
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-02-2013 21:23:41 | More by RyanAU
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-01-2013 01:57:25 | More by yaksurf
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-31-2013 00:51:29 | More by Jeeb
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, dark, caramel coloring with a ton of carbonation action and no head. Aromas of pumpkin, sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and baked bread characteristics. Smells delicious! Flavors are smooth and richly sweet, with a baked bread feel throughout. Pumpkin, hints of vanilla, and roasted notes, with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Solid, balanced, and drinkable. Smooth, light bodied, delivering through to a pumpkin pie aftertaste. The finish is slightly effervesced, but ultimately crisp and clean, with a slightly sweet and spiced linger. Light enough to drink in numbers.

10-13-2013 02:02:00 | More by GarthDanielson
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-11-2013 14:48:06 | More by CottomanEmpire
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-09-2013 00:56:07 | More by ejohnson654
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-07-2013 01:38:46 | More by chinchill
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium burnt orange in color with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and clove) with some more subtle aromas of pumpkin and sweet toasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted malts with some light amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of pumpkin and moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg dominates with lighter amounts of clove) in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy enough to drink but I would appreciate a better blend of spices that is not so nutmeg centric. The alcohol is well hidden and you can actually taste the pumpkin.

10-06-2013 18:54:06 | More by dbrauneis
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-06-2013 17:30:22 | More by gr8zehaman
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bcoutu

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 17:29:00 | More by bcoutu
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Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.