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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | 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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devilben02

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I generally don't care for pumpkin beer season since the typical heavy, spiced flavor profile become overwhelming after a short while, and this beer does nothing to change my perception of this kind of seasonal beer. It pours from the bottle with a nice, deep, semi-transparent amber color, but without much of a head. The aroma is an expected combination of seasonal spices and a thin sweetness. The flavor has more depth, with a fruity sweetness and some dry herbal hops, but it certainly feels over-spiced since the underlying beer is difficult to identify. The texture doesn't do much to counteract my disappointment, with a medium-thin body doing little to add character. Overall, the heavy-handed use of spice makes me wonder if the brewers just really love pumpkin pie or if they are covering a forgettable, bland beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 15:53:40 | More by devilben02
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-04-2012 02:03:17 | More by OldTime
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M_Burkey


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-03-2012 21:55:52 | More by M_Burkey
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crawdadwilly74


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-31-2012 11:23:51 | More by crawdadwilly74
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JordanPP

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-25-2012 23:24:33 | More by JordanPP
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kell50

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look forward to this beer every year here in NC. Also, the labels are pretty eye-catching too!

A: It pours a dark orange color with a small head that quickly fades away. Absolutey no head or lacing after finish pouring the beer.

S: It does smell of fall spices/aromas, i.e. nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin, etc. I always get excited after popping the top with this one. A very aromatic beer.

T: I immeditely (no suprises) taste the spices and pumpkin coming through. There's just enough spice to it to know what style you're having, but not so viscous and cloying that you're one an done. I really feel that this beer would be accepted by people who don't typically enjoy pumpkin beer and by those that do.

M: Very nicely carbonated. A very easy drinking 5.5% ABV pumpkin ale.

O: As previously metioned- Harvest Time is a beer I get excited about when the leaves start to change. Big Boss has some excellent beer available and this one is another solid example.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:28:37 | More by kell50
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Maltyduo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-14-2012 03:58:26 | More by Maltyduo
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KatieTee24

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-10-2012 19:12:27 | More by KatieTee24
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-07-2012 16:30:25 | More by BigTrubble
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-05-2012 21:15:30 | More by jaswilson2
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper in color. Shines when held up to the light. Mild foam that dissipitates to a thinner film. Nose is fruity--almost apple. Subtle favors that balance each other nicely. But I wish there was just a tad more pumpkins. Nice spice flavor counters the sweet malts. Medium body. Solid fall beer. I will say the label turned me away from this beer for a long while. I was expecting it to be more over the top.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 02:06:19 | More by MuddyFeet
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Partridge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-01-2012 12:53:02 | More by Partridge
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Trask in NC for this brew

A- a cloudy dull orange color. Half finger head that leaves a patch o lain and hangs around for a minute.

S- hints of nutmeg and clove. I get a dominate malt smell like vinegar though. Its lke a white vinegar smell that is pungent.

F- Pumpkin vinegar malt flavor. Different but not what i want with my pumpkin ales. I also get some clove and nutmeg in the taste as well.

M- Sour vinegar taste and pumpkin is kind of bland, no kick.

O- just an average pumpkin ale for me, i have had much better but much worse as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 18:25:18 | More by Dodo2step
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RWLawman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-27-2012 23:59:54 | More by RWLawman
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FMSmith

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 16:13:41 | More by FMSmith
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-08-2012 19:08:29 | More by SlowWideTurns
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-07-2012 19:24:24 | More by brewdude1982
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-04-2012 12:57:40 | More by Lob
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-04-2012 07:48:09 | More by carrollmel7
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-23-2012 02:09:35 | More by t0rin0
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-24-2012 16:59:30 | More by Yoda22
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-19-2012 05:22:25 | More by deonreds
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drwolfe


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-12-2012 22:48:41 | More by drwolfe
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-04-2012 18:10:33 | More by GTB
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mattafett

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-26-2012 23:42:55 | More by mattafett
Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.