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Splashing Pumpkin - Great South Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2010)
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Reviews by BBM:
Photo of BBM
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On gravity cask at Tap Room in Patchogue NY.

Poured a clear burnt orange into the pint glass. No cinnamon and sugar please! The aroma was of pumpkin pie spices and fresh pumpkins.

As with most pumpkin beers, this one had a very pronounced spice character, with nutmeg and allspice leading the way. However this one also had a good amount of actual pumpkin flavor. I'm assuming they use a good amount of pumpkin in the brewing process, from the taste of it. And it's this earthy pumpkin character that sets it a step above many of the other pumpkin beers I've had.

Overall I'd recommend this to anyone who's a fan of the genre, especially if you're looking for more of an earthy pumpkin essence to balance the usual pumpkin pie spices.

BBM, Aug 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of kevrob802
4/5  rDev +14%

kevrob802, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the brewery yesterday

Pour is clouded, dull, and lighter browinsh amber. Minor head, thin collar and some fine strands of lace

Nose that I get is some light toast as well as an earthy note.

Middle of road tasting ale, with a moderate at best pumpkin flavor component. I like a beer to taste like it is advertized, and this one could use a few more pounds of pumpkin puree. Pleasant enough, easy drinking, carbonation on point, but not a stand out of the style.

Billolick, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Griffith, Sunday at 07:43 PM
Photo of socon67
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours orange with no head and lacing. Translucent and some carbonation swirling about.

S - Typical smell of pumpkin spice, with a fiant amount of pumpkin. Would like a bit more of it, but it does have a decent earthy quality.

T - Decent flavor, but the taste is fairly generic. Not over the top, and the spice tends to be more dominant than the actual pumpkin flavor.

M - Smooth, feels light bodied, and minimal carboantion. Good fall beer with snacks.

O - A solid local pumpkin beer. Even if not noteworthy its still cool to have a Long Island brewery branching out with seasonals.

socon67, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of pastramionrye7
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pastramionrye7, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of MightyBeerGod
3/5  rDev -14.5%

MightyBeerGod, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken on 10/30

Pours a rather flat amber color with a small wispy white head.

The aroma was of a light caramel malt with some tea like scents. The pumpkin spice was light on the nose with nutmeg and cinnamon standing out.

The taste was of a solid amber/caramel base. A healthy amount of nutmeg to go along with some cinnamon and allspice. The spice seemed light at first but became more noticable as it warmed. Some light lemon flavors in the finish.

The beer had a moderate body with crisp carbonation. Sweet on the palate but has an offsetting lemony astringency. Drinks quite well.

A decent pumpkin ale, better as it warmed.

Gmann, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

pjkelley82, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear dark reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving bits of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices are present in the nose—allspice and nutmeg seems to stand out in particular—along with slight hints of pumpkins.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the pumpkin flavors are a little stronger and there are also some initial hints of sweetness and notes of cinnamon. The spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pumpkin ale seems to be a lot spicier compared to other beers in the style. It could be an interesting selection for someone who isn't looking for something sweet.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured a rindy, fleshy pumpkin with mild spices.

The taste was likewise vegetable infused with the fresh fleshy pumpkin cut by a soft medley of pumpkin pie spices.

The mouthfeel was chewy with a dry finish.

Overall a very tasty and fleshy pumpkin ale.

plaid75, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a 10 oz sampler fill of this about 2 hours ago. enjoyed from a sniftery tulip.

a - poured an orange brown with a thin beige head that was gone almost instantly. lacing was streaky and spotty, but pretty minimal. semi-transparent to the light and some visible carbonation.

s - nice balanced sweet pumpkin with some pot pouri for good measure.

t - meh. fairly malty with a subtle hint of pumpkin.

m - good carbonation, lot bodied...fairly lagery.

o - overall, glad i tried it but one glass is plenty. i tend to like pumpkin beers that are bigger in the pumpkin department. fairly lagery. kind of like lager with a hint of pumpkin.

cosmicevan, Sep 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

sirsteve42, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Mack, Sep 11, 2014
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VonZipper, Aug 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

moscow2042, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

dextermcgurk, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

vfgccp, Nov 17, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Edlc8, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BltByKrmn, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Vonhinx, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

brbrocc, Sep 06, 2014
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Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.