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Splashing Pumpkin - Great South Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2010

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not your usual 2014 pumpkin ale. I think this harkens back to when a 'pumpkin ale' tasted like pumpkin as opposed to the pumpkin pie spice blend that has dominated of late. Much less sweet & way more vegetal.

I don't mind that a bit.

Problem is I think the market has come to expect each year to yeild bigger & bigger flavors from this syle. Sublety & nuance are passe in this arena.

I wish South Bay the best

Photo of timmynyc
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kkazemi
3.64/5  rDev +8%

Photo of CHickman
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy copper/amber color with a small tan head that faded on the quick side and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of pumpkin, allspice, clove, wheat bread, grains, nutmeg and other spices. I'm not fan of the whole pumpkin beer spice combo, but this nose did not offend me.

Not your typical pumpkin beer as it was crisp and almost hoppy versus loaded with spices and fake pumpkin flavors; this was easy drinking and devoid of any spice overload that in general can make some beers in this style awful. Taste included light pumpkin, some cinnamon, allspice, light caramel, grains, clove and mild spices with a slight floral hop bitterness. Aftertaste was metallic and a detractor, but good overall.

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1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +15.7%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.44/5  rDev +2.1%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4.48/5  rDev +32.9%

Photo of markgugs
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from Cuzco so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pumpkin, spices, caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out some mild sweetness containing flavors of pumpkin and spices. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Buckwheat honey/med-dark amber. 1 finger tan foamy head

S: Superficially sweet like a cookie almost. Nice floral citrus gives some brightness. Gourd, earthy, and roasted pumpkin hidden well under breadier malts.

M: Soft body, low carb, but way too thin.

T: Fairly spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Earthy and roasted flavors. Some green grassiness.

Photo of CKav
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

A-Poured cloudy dark orange color, with fuzzy head which disappears quickly
S- Dark and musty smell here with some lightly spicy hops and some cinnamon
T- Spicy hops, not the usual pumpkin spice taste, and some vegetable taste (squash/pumpkin?)
M- Medium body, lingering taste
O- A different taste for the style. Not what I was expecting for the style. A good fall beer maybe, but not a pumpkin ale I would prefer.

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3.2/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of theBubba
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Poured a slightly dark amber. Head was gone quickly. Lacing almost as quickly. I'm looking at a half glass of flat beer.
Smell is of malt and the typical "pumpkin" spices. Cinnamon and clove.
Thin body and carbonation that really didn't hold up.
Taste was to be expected but the bitterness that lingered wasn't. 25 IBU? I dunno.
I live near the Great South Bay and have tried to be a local fan. But their stuff has constantly disappointed me. And I've tried most of them. I know IPA's are the current trend and so the bitterness works its way down the beer chain, but how about the guys at GSB try something a little more malty and heavy bodied?

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Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.