Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Split this with my husband 10/3/2011. I'm not always a fan of specialty fancy-schmancy beers, but I wanted to try this one!
The appearance was pure fall pumpkin - cloudy pumpkin orange with a thin dusting of white/tan head. The scent was similarly mouthwatering - a hearty ale scent with beautiful sweet gourd. Spices come through upon repeated sniffings: cinnamon, ginger, and what I think of as the pure scent of pumpkiny fall.
Ale to a sweet pumpkin to a cinnamon/clove/sweet ginger awaits your tastebuds. Finishes very sweet and fades to a lingering pumpkin pie flavor. The rich body and lower carbonation make this a very rich and pleasant fall beer.
The brew only gets sweeter and spicier as it warms - we had this with some Pig & Fig pate and it went well with sweet pork pate. Pair this one with a favorite dessert.
I admit, I didn't finish all 11oz of my share because it does tend to sit a little bit heavier on the stomach/palate. I would definitely drink this again if I wanted a hearty spiced pumpkin ale for fall! I'm hoisting my glass and giving an affirmative ArRRR to Heavy Seas.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 13:23:58 | More by ElizabethCraig
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3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The beer comes in a very dark orange caramel color with a bit of head.
The aroma has tons of juicy pumpkin, caramel malt, spices of prominent nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice.
The flavor follows with a strongly bitter pumpkin and then a tinge of caramel sweetness, onto again, more spicy bitterness. Nutmeg and all spice, a bit of cinnamon stand out. A stiff amount of alcohol on the end. Lots of warming.
The mouthfeel is quite decent and medium.
The beer is a bit boozy, but a decent beer of the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2013 00:45:32 | More by dar482
Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.