Splashing Pumpkin - Great South Bay Brewery
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Reviews by BBM:
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
08-27-2011 13:49:33 | More by BBM
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3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
11-19-2012 02:27:41 | More by Billolick
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
10-03-2011 00:59:27 | More by socon67
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
11-03-2011 21:37:53 | More by Gmann
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
12-06-2012 01:48:43 | More by plaid75
3.28/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
09-22-2012 00:22:37 | More by cosmicevan
Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery
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