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Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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85
very good

372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sinstaineddemon on 09-18-2009)
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bamadog

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up today over in Miami, OH after attending a football game. Review is from notes taken on 9/11/2010 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pour is a near perfect (just slightly pale) coppery color; starts with a 1/2 finger off-white/light cream head; body is very clear and shows even and strong carbonation; some oily residue and oily strands and washes of lacing stick around briefly and then slide back into the drink.

Smell: Initially there is a blast of pumpkin mash that mellows after a moment and allows the more standard cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness to take over; the nose is quite nice and robust and just where I like it in a beer like this.

Taste: Very nice -- big blast of pumpkin and it's accompanied by a sweet and nearly buttery presence; definite spiciness (cinnamon and nutmeg as mentioned in the nose); minimal taste of alcohol and a very minimal metallic hoppy bitterness as well; I feel a little bit of time would make this beer better.

Mouthfeel: Body is light to medium in weight and it is definitely a little oily and slick; carbonation is present, but not the least bit harsh; a thick, moist and sticky is left all over the roof of the mouth and the belly is left a little warm.

Drinkability: Quite good, but overall I think I'd like to get another bottle and put it away for about a year (kind of like Pumking). Still a great beer, but I think if I had to pick the best overall pumpkin ale to have fresh, I'd have to go with Frogs Hollow.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 02:50:55 | More by bamadog
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shageman331

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- pours a yellow copper color with little head and little to no lacing.

Smell- pumpkin is right up front and dominates. Not really much else... maybe a hint of spice? No hop presence that I can detect

Taste- this is one of my favourite pumpkin beers and it doesn't disappointed this time. Big pumpkin flavor with a touch of spice on the back (allspice?, nutmeg?). This is a solid brew.

Mouthfeel- carbonation is very well done with just enough to keep this beer from becoming too slick

Drinkablity- I wouldn't call this sessionable, but it is certainly going down smooth. I won't have any problem finishing this bomber. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 02:35:16 | More by shageman331
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cwps48

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice orange color with moderate head. Recedes quickly with no lacing/

S: Pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves (?) and alcohol (with a deep breath). Smells sweet.

T: Pumpkin, mild cloves, allspice, slight cinnamon. Sweet, but not cloying. Slight bitterness (perhaps the hops). Honestly, it's a touch salty. Somewhat all over the place, but primarily pumpkin and spices.

M: Slick. A bit tingly on the tongue, but the flavor lingers for some time.

D: Smooth and tasty. Alcohol isn't in the flavor, which makes this quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 02:34:34 | More by cwps48
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off - Hats off to Heavy Seas for their great price point and IMO great offerings lately in bombers.

A: See through - orange - nice head that lingers, leaves lace on the glass

S: Wow - pumpkin is king here - some nutmeg as well as well as allspice. I really pick up the style in the nose here and am pleased

T: Malt, Pumpkin, nutmeg, a bit bitter in the finish but overall a solid offering

M: Medium carbonation - easy to drink

D: Wow - great job by Heavy Seas on this one IMO. Glad I'm only halfway through this one as I have another half to get through!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 02:10:52 | More by beerman207
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chefkevlar

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slighty hazy orange brown with a 1/2 inch head. There are a lot of small particles floating around in the beer also

S: Smells of pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. There is also a hint of something that reminds me of candied orange peel

T: This is one of the most "pumpkiny" beers I've had. Unlike many pumpkin beers I've tried this one has a distinctive pumpkin flavor that is right up front. The pie spice flavors are definately present as well. At the finish there is just a small amount of heat from the alcohol

M: A medium body which is lightened by a good amount of carbonation

D: I greatly enjoyed this beer and had no trouble finishing a 22oz. I might be in trouble if I drank 2 but that's a different issue

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 03:05:13 | More by chefkevlar
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle on 12/19/09

A - Pours a mostly hazy copper orange with a bright white foam that quickly disappeared

S - mostly just pumpkin spices, cinnamon, cloves, etc.

T - typical pumpkin spices, but i'm also picking up some lemons, oranges and apples as well. weird taste, maybe its just me

M - oily with active carbonations, creamy mouthfeel

D - one is enough for me, decent flavor, unique taste. pumpkin beers are hit or miss for me and this one is a miss.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 14:39:33 | More by mikereaser
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden with a fairly light head, but good clarity. Smells sweet with pumpkin pie spice and a sweet pumpkin tanginess. Tastes sweet and strong with some more pumpkin pie spice, and a bit beefy with a late alcoholic sting. The mouthfeel is a little too sweet and sharp on the alcohol front, and overall this beer just seems a little too much without delivering the concurrent pleasure needed to justify all the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 19:00:50 | More by Georgiabeer
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a very hazy pale orange with a thin head that disappears completely. Pie spice in the nose,(clove and cinnamon) with some alcohol detectable too. Lesser aromas include some fruity malt and some pumpkin.

In the mouth, big flavors, not the least of which is the alcohol. Lots of pumpkin spice, especially clove. Big fruity malt and sweetness. However, outside of the hotness from the alcohol, the beer is well balanced. Spice and malt are equally strong and provide a nice stasis. Spice dominates the aftertasteand sweet malt dominates the aftertaste.

Really tasty and pretty drinkable, even with the strength. I would like to get a bottle for the cellar just to see how it is once it calms down. After a full bomber, the 8% ABV will leave you a bit woozy. Split with a friend if you need to drive!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 12:00:56 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Orange color. Loaded with floating particles. Head quick to settle.

S- The aroma is a one-dimensional artificial cinnamon smell, just like those old Red Hots cinnamon candy, or Big Red gum, and this is not a plus for me.

T- That same Red Hot cinnamon candy is there, unfortunately, even with some of that fake cinnamon burn. However, there is a background of nice nutty caramel malt. I would like to try this without that one particular cinnamon flavoring agent, because I think it would be a nice ale.

M, D - I like the feel, balance, sweet malt, CO2 level, and drinkability... all except the seemingly artificial "cinnamon." Not too bad otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 00:04:41 | More by WhiteOak
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a bright white head.

S: Has major notes of spices, like cinnamon and some clove, with a boozy pumpkin scent.

T: The nose is pretty accurate with the taste. Has your typical pumpkin spices in there, but a booze flavor in there too. Not that well hidden. It's not that sweet, but more spicy.

M: Highly carbonated, maybe too much, and not smooth enough.

D: Despite my complaining, this is a decent "imperial" pumpkin offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 14:03:36 | More by mostpoetsdo
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a hazy dark amber, almost orange color with a half inch off-white foamy head. The head settled out pretty quickly to leave just a thin film covering the top. After a few minutes there was pretty much nothing left of the head and it didn't really leave any lacing either.

Aroma has some ginger, nutmeg, cloves and a little pumpkin. It's a pretty good aroma for the style, it has some spice but it's not overdone like a lot of pumpkin beers. The taste has a lot of the same spices found in the nose up front but finishes with more of a sweet taste. It leaves a long lasting nutmeg/clove spice flavor on your palate after each drink.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it's a little sweet to drink much of though. It was a pretty decent pumpkin beer but the flavor just wasn't as good as Pumking for my personal tastes. It still falls into one of the better pumpkin beers available here though so I can't say I won't buy it again though when it comes back in season.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 21:38:21 | More by billab914
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becktone

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 1-19-10

Eye: Ridiculously clear body and orange in color. Head is a thick frothy blanket covering the beer. Not much more to it than that. I think the head could stand to be a bit larger but this works. Sheets of lacing.

Nose: Very nice aroma. Smells like pumpkin pie spices. Ginger stands out the most, allspice is there too. Aroma is strong and meets the nose easily once decanted. Pretty much what one can expect from the style. Pumpkin aroma too, the actual vegetable, like canned pumpkin, though not nearly as strong or potent as your nose in canned pumpkin. Malt charcter is hidden behind all the spices and the pumpkin aroma.

Tongue: Very nice, very nice indeed. This pumpkin ale falls more in the category of spiced than. With some they are perfectly balanced with spice and malt, Schlafly for example. This beer focuses on the spice and it comes through strong. It is highly spiced, yet not overly spiced such as Buffalo Bills or Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale. This beer's spices are in harmony with each other, balanced between each other. Ginger and cinnamon easily picked out and in balance with each other, not obnoxious on the palate but strong. Allspice and nutmeg too. Alcohol is detectable but also lends some sweetness to it all. Cinnamon dries it out. This beer is highly spiced, not overly spiced though.

edit: Call me crazy, but the more I drink of this the more vanilla type of tones and hints I get from the alcohol.

Feel and Drinkability: Dry finish with cinnamon lingering. Body is on the lighter side of heavy. Easy enough to drink, but I think that I could only drink one bottle of this. The high degree of spice would start to irk me after a while. I believe it would benefit from more malt sweetness to give balance to the spices. The more I drink of it the less upfront the spices become. I could see drinking two bombers of this in one sitting, no more. This is a good pumpkin ale, but not one that I'm gonna rush to drink every year, this isn't a must have every year as the the Schlafly, Wyerbacher, or Pumking are.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 20:42:34 | More by becktone
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scottum

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed orange amber with a very thin white headskie. Easy drinking and smooth bodied. A touch thin perhaps, but very easy going. Pumpkin beers I find to be very hit or miss, and Heavy Seas has a good one here. Not over the top with the spices, once can actually taste the fruit de pumpkin in the mix with a slight sweetness that is immediately countered by a sharp but mellow hop balance. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 23:05:22 | More by scottum
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy autumn leaves orange due to light showers of fine yeast that remain in suspension. Bright tangerine borders can be seen along the bottom edge of the pint glass, while two fingers of golden beige suds can be seen at the top. Sheer curtains of partially torn lace help the appearance and cement the above score.

The key to any good pumpkin ale is in getting the combination of malt, hops and spices just right. It smells like Clipper City has done exactly that. Cinnamon is especially prominent and alcohol is barely noted. This should be a more than solid brew.

The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale is not over-the-top. It isn't sticky sweet, it isn't too bitter, it isn't aggressively spiced, and it isn't the least bit boozy. Congratulations to the brewers for having some restraint. Unlike some versions of the style, this one is unlikely to tire out my palate by the time the final ounce meets its fate.

Whatever malts were used were good choices. Likewise with hops and spices. Sweet and bitter are moderate and are in good balance. Cinnamon still has the spotlight and it tastes like nutmeg and ginger are present as well. Honeyish notes appear with warming.

The body/mouthfeel is right in line with all the rest. It's big enough and is silky smooth and at least lightly creamy. Carbonation... you guessed it... right on the money.

Anyone who has ever liked an Imperial pumpkin ale will like Clipper City Heavy Seas The Great Pumpkin Ale. It's solid from every angle and is a seasonal that I will definitely buy again. Bottom line: good gourd beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 15:38:18 | More by BuckeyeNation
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger cream head that fades to a ring, leaving some lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Pumpkin spice nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is pumpkin pie spices. Nice balance of spice and malts. $6.75 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 23:38:31 | More by jdhilt
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Durge

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a hazy golden amber color with a modest ring of off-white head and meager slivers of lacing. The aroma is a pleasant nutmeg and sweet pumpkin spice. There's a curious herbal hop in there too I think. The flavor comes out with something that approximates the aroma. Lots of nutmeg, allspice and semi-sweet pumpkin and some hop bitterness that seems more citrus now, orange bite. It's a little grainy, bright with some lemony highlights. It's mid-bodied plus with modest carbonation. Not highly drinkable but drinks reasonably for an 8 percent imperial. Very decent stuff for that seasonal satisfation, well done Heavy Seas.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 03:50:17 | More by Durge
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drseamus

New York

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pretty light actually. Golden body. I expected more orange.

S: Big pumpkin with plenty of spices. Dead on.

T: More of the same as the smell. It is exactly like a real pumpkin.

M: Medium bodied but thick with spices.

D: Not as good as Pumpking but still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 15:36:11 | More by drseamus
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy rosey amber, with a finger of off-white foamy head. Thin frothy look to the retention, leaving a good bit of spotty foam behind. The aroma sits heavy in the nose with spice and warmth. Notes of cinnamon, clove, and allspice are really dominant here, with an underlying sticky base of sweetness that is tinged with green smelling pumpkin meat. Man, the spice is really laid on thick here in the nose.

The taste is very similar, starting with a big flush of malt and citrus sweetness that ends with an aggressive feeling green vegetable character from the pumpkin. Those spices are just as assertive as they were in the nose, but fortunately, not quite as overbearing. Better overall balance here on the palate, with pumpkin and spice mixing with a mellon rind bitterness that sticks on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a softer carbonation up front that then works itself into a much sharper creaminess towards the back. That higher ABV is felt here. It's doesn't necessarily run rampant but does add a certain amount of intensity to the spice and earthy bitterness that is present.

Not necessarily a bad example of the style or anything but this needed to dial back the spice and warmth a bit. This was worth at least a try but there are better options out there each fall.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 17:55:14 | More by Kegatron
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange/amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of robust pumpkins, spices, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character that is quickly followed by sweet and spicy flavors of nutmeg, ginger, pumpkins and caramel. There's a mild hops presence that provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, I wasn't expecting much of this beer but I found it to be pretty good for the style even though there are others that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 02:23:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber - $4.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, robust dark orange body with a susdy, frothy, ivory-colored head. It thins down into a fine, thin layering, though it has some nice staying power.

Smell: Well-spiced, bready nose with plenty of chunky pumpkin notes. It's a nicely fragrant bowl stirred up with brown sugar, cinnamon, and bread crumbs is what it is.

Taste: It's bready, sweet, and spicy. Dry, crumbly, lightly toasted bready malt profile generously coated in dark brown sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg. This one has just the right amount of pumpkin flesh flavor. Mildly bitter though with a restrained hop character, allowing for the spices to shine. The very faintest touch of warming alcohol nearing the end. Drying, spicy finish with a faint, lingering taste of pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A good, admirable, though not great pumpkin brew, but I will certainly say it exceeded my modest expectations after the lackluster showing of the previous members of the Mutiny Fleet. Give it a try, provided you're a fan of pumpkin ales!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 18:04:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1/4" head. No lacing develops.

Smell: pumpkin pie spices are easily detectable and very nice on the nose.

Taste: caramel, cinammon, nutmeg, some mild alcohol tones and a decent bitterness make up a nice hearty pumpkin ale.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry late. Aftertaste is long lasting.

Drinkability: decent fall beer but one bomber bottle was enough in a single session.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 15:53:26 | More by Gavage
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OldSchoolGamer

Ohio

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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jhammel01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orange red color. Its a bit hazy and has a decently retaining head. ight off the bat I know I'm going to love this beer.
Smells like Cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Also a bit of pie crust.
In the taste, the pumpkin and spices are up front and the pie crust is definitely there in the finish with a bit of alcoholic burn. especially as it warms.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the thicker side and is very smooth. A perfect combination.

A nice beer. One of my favorite versions of a pumpkin ale. I enjoyed this one as it was an imperial pumpkin ale and I havent had one before. Not as watery as other pumpkin ales Ive had this year.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 03:38:19 | More by jhammel01
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Finishing up a few straggler Halloween beers, though this one is good all of October/November.

Appearance - slightly hazed, a thin manila cover and not much lace to this autumn-orange colored brew.

Aroma - rich pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon initially. Some vegetals emerge but the hot cinnamon persists.

Taste - big malt/grain impact. A little more grain than I usually pick up in an imperial of this style. Has a malt liquor aspect to it. Good spice and cinnamon on the swallow, accompanied by some notable hop spiciness. Quite a bit of belly warmth, yowza. It's only 8%, but it's kind of hot for that level. Decent residual spices on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - big, smooth, with plenty of carbonation, as I like 'em.

Drinkability - worth a try. Needs a little more base flavor and a little less hootch.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 05:44:14 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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wahhmaster

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: Smells heavily of pumpkin and related spices (cinnamon, ginger, etc.). Slight maltiness detectable too.

Taste: Tastes heavily of pumpkin (duh!) and spices. Strong flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are present. Finishes with flavors of sweet malts. Has a detectable flavor of alcohol as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and full-bodied. The high alcohol content gives it a pleasing warmth as well.

Drinkability: An interesting beer. The high alcohol content pairs well with the pumpkin flavoring. This is a good fall seasonal but not necessarily something I'll get again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 01:09:44 | More by wahhmaster
Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.