Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by OldSchoolGamer:
3.63/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pumpkin Ale season is coming to a close. This will probably be one of the last ones I will have until next year. Here is my review:
A: Pours a murky amber-orange color. Head is decent for a pumpkin ale. Lacing is very minimal. Quite a bit of carbonation as well.
S/T: The aroma is pretty typical for pumpkin ale. Lots of spice, along with a almost musty character in there. Taste is good, but not nearly on par with other excellent pumpkin ales out there. You get a lot of spice upfront. Lots of clove, with cinnamon and nutmeg more in the back. Very peppery as well, which is different. Pumpkin definetly comes through, but it has an almost mildew character to it. Alcohol does come through as well.
M/D: Mouthfeel is medium bodied. The spice, carbonation, and alcohol tingle the tongue as it goes down. Drinks rather easily. Other than the slight mildew flavor, nothing is really offensive or offputing about this beer.
If I had to rank my personal top five pumpkin ales this would rank fifth. Southern Tier Pumking, Hoppin Frog Frog's Hollow, Shipyard Imperial Pumpkin, St. Ambroise, then this. Not a great example of the style, but well worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2009 18:18:15 | More by OldSchoolGamer
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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 374 ratings.