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Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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very good

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

xnicknj, Feb 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

mendvicdog, Jan 28, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clear, dark pumpkin colored. Like a dusky fall orange. White head is thick with great retention and lacing. Clumps are sliding down the glass and sticking to the sides. Active carbonation is evident as the glass sits and with each swallow. Smell is a mix of biscuit malt and pumpkin meat. Toasted multigrain bread and light butterscotch. Pumpkin pie spice is showing along with a sweet alcohol note. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with a firm bitterness in the finish. Malted caramel sweetness in the front with a Maris Otter malt biscuit and toast flavor. Pumpkin pie sits on top of the caramel and tries to cover the alcohol but it just can't a as the flex is too bold. Firm bitterness rides in on the last of the booze and leaves an herbal and slightly minty finish. Slight metallic mineral edge along with other flavors give this an overall English character with an imperial pumpkin edge. Feel is slightly heavy with a light syrup consistency. Carbonation is smooth and very well done, making this sipper of an ale quite easy drinking. A solid imperial pumpkin that while a not a quaffer goes down easily. Temperature is very important with this one. The flavors develop and unify as it warms to English pub temp. Much better flavor cool than cold.

scootny, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Grinky, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

RMoeNay, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mattyb79, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

muskiesman, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

vanillacokaine, Dec 11, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a beautiful color of clear orange with a white finger of head. Spotty lacing effect sticks to the glassware. Some yellow almost green hints are seen around the edges when held to the light.

The smell is quite herbal with hops and a bit of something like cinnamon bark. More spice like nutmeg and a little ginger and alcohol comes out as it warms up. There is a bit of a vegetative raw pumpkin character also present.

The taste is tannic with cinnamon bark and herbal hops leading the flavor show. Some pumpkin flesh and herbal hop bitterness rounds things out. There is a mild fruity alcohol aspect and a lingering spice and ginger-like bitterness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is an interesting tannic offering with enough pupokin flavor to keep you interested. I think this is a decent take on the style but a little too tannic and bitter to make me want to have it again.

stakem, Dec 03, 2012
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Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.