Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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Harvest Time Pumpkin AleHarvest Time Pumpkin Ale

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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:
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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Photo of adevans
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of n2185
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an unclear orange color with a small, bubbly head that shrinks to a creamy ring around the edge. Pumpkin pie spices as well as some actual pumpkin. Fairly mild, spicy flavor wrapping up with some caramel sweetness and toasty grain. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Better on draught, but satisfying and quite drinkable from the bottle.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with under a finger of off white head that disappears completely.

Smell: Sweet, caramel like malt along with some spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are dominant.

Taste: Sweet and malty, mild caramel notes. The pumpkin flavor is very mild compared to the spices. There is some cinnamon and nutmeg just like the smell. No bitterness in the finish, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with hardly any carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer tastes good, perhaps a little more pumpkin would have been nice. The mouth feel and appearance were just alright. Could have been a bit more carbonated.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This brew is a slightly cloudy amber color with a white/cinnamon head. Very nice lacing occurs and sticks throughout.

S - Nutmeg, spices and a little clove in there as well. Some faint scents of pumpkin. Also some hints of cinnamon and a buttery bread scent.

T - All spice kicker with some clove and a dash of nutmeg. Not any pumpkin in there really.

M - Well carbonated and easy to drink.

O - Pretty good tasting brew. Would of liked a little more pumpkin flavor however.

Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.