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Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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very good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

Guden, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +13%

very good pumpkin flavor

JamesBondGA, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Just newly released, this was out 6th beer in an all-NC beers tasting with BA styleisking.

[Appearance: 3.5] It's a pretty coppery color with a slightly more than wispy off-white head that foams up to a firm layer and releases some heavy spotting.
[Aroma: 3.75] Pie spices are prominent here without being overdone, with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon seeming discernible. It would be a solid 4 is the pumpkin flesh gave a stronger show, but it's there behind bready malts and, of course, the spices.
[Flavor: 3.5] Pumpkin flesh is squash/vegetal and placed behind the spices which, again, work very nicely. Malts give a little caramel sweetness and bread.
[Mouthfeel: 3.25] The medium body holds for most of the time but thins a touch in the end, while carbonation goes a bit too effervescent and then spritzy to hold a firm crispness either before or after the middle, though it achieves that much.

Brenden, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +13%

ZEB89, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of MisterMike
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MisterMike, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a teku glass

I'll call it burnt orange with orange highlights. It is topped with an inch of beige head with little lacing.

I get your usually suspects, cinnamon and nutmeg.

It has a nice pumpkin beer flavor. The spices come through with cinnamon being prominent.

Thin mouthfeel

This is a pretty good pumpkin ale. It does nothing to separate from the herd, but I would try it again.

buschbeer, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

StrongOakOnTheFront, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

styleisking, Aug 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

BeerBuzzGuy, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JCam9981, Aug 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Paul_Zills121, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ArsenAle, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

kandre3000, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Vatnos
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Vatnos, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

kristougher, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Agentveba, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of I3eck
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

I3eck, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Radiosox, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of seydou
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

seydou, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BigGingDrinker, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ncstateplaya, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RyanAU, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

yaksurf, Nov 01, 2013
Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.