Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by madeofsteel:
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured into a pint glass, has a nice orange/amber color with a fizzy-looking head that rose about a half inch. Fell quickly, leaving some nice lacing behind.
S - As hoped, the pumpkin smell is very prominent, with some clove or allspice in the back. Hints of ginger and the like. It pretty much smells like a pumpkin pie... with malts.
T - The first thing I noticed was that this is oddly bitter for the style. At least at first. You have to let it sit a bit before the other flavors that you're getting with the smells really open up. Pumpkin is certainly present, although not as much as I'd hoped, but the clove and ginger kind of make up for it. Caramel/pumpkin finish.
M - Slight alcohol burn definitely takes away from it, but it is very creamy at first, which was surprising because of how the head looks. The boozy finish is my only real complaint.
O - I don't know if I'll come back to this one eventually, I enjoy giving almost anything pumpkin flavored a whirl, but it is certainly worth a look if you enjoy the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 23:52:25 | More by madeofsteel
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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 366 ratings.