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Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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Harvest Time Pumpkin AleHarvest Time Pumpkin Ale

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blackie on 10-05-2007

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.
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of FMSmith
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent Pumpkin Ale. Not overly spiced nor overly sweet. Good mouth feel and definitely a fall pleasant beer.

I am not a fan of Pumpkin Ales only because I think there are more bad ones than good ones but Harvest Time is a very obvious difference to the ones I have tried in the past.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brewdude1982
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of drwolfe
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mattafett
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of SarahHealey
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of adevans
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Orange-amber liquid with a small off-white head that dissipates to some foam around the rim of the glass. No real lacing.

S - Smells sweet - of caramel malts, with spices like nutmeg. There's a slight hint of pumpkin, but it's not up front.

T - There isn't a ton of pumpkin taste in this ale, but you will taste it. It's nicely balanced with the spices provided, like cinnamon and clove.

M - Light carbonation with a pretty full-bodied beer.

O - A good pumpkin ale, but it seems to have too much lingering spice for my liking.

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of planbee
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of y2korey
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of andersen8185
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy orange with essentially no head and thus no lacing either.

S-Malty with a slight hint of spice.

T-Malty, reminiscent of an Octoberfest(which is what I thought this beer was) with some nice nuttiness and a hint of spice.

M-Somewhat thin.

D-Very drinkable, it had a good flavor and wasn't very heavy.

Overall, at the time I didn't know this was a pumpkin ale, I thought it was an Octoberfest. There isn't much pumpkin or spice in this beer but I thought it was enjoyable.

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of n2185
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of beige head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Pumpkin spices up front followed by sweet vanilla and some yam/pumpkin-like aromas. There are some light bready aromas in there as well.

T: Again the spices hit at first. Some light vanilla flavors mix in with faint pumpkin notes after. The finish has a very light bitterness with some sweet bread flavors.

M: Medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer feels a little watery.

O: A decent pumpkin ale, overall. Nothing to write home about, but it smells nice and isn't overly spiced.

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of goatsgo2hell
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours out a nice orange-ish amber, giving just a hint of the ingredients. It has a lovely smell -- a hint of pumpkin spice that's quite enticing. The taste isn't too sweet or overpowering -- all in all, this is my favorite pumpkin ale so far. Guess I'll have to wait til next fall to try a few more and size it up against them.

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of pwoody11
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.