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Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - The Great PumpkinHeavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
85
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 375
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2013 19:01:13 | More by orangesol
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morsetaper2

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-03-2013 00:21:10 | More by morsetaper2
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RumHam

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-21-2013 14:19:55 | More by RumHam
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-16-2013 14:55:02 | More by DrFunkenstein
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-13-2013 02:17:52 | More by thomscottson
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-12-2013 23:42:24 | More by xnicknj
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-29-2013 13:07:45 | More by DmanGTR
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-28-2013 05:00:36 | More by mendvicdog
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scootny

New York

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

01-25-2013 00:37:14 | More by scootny
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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-16-2013 04:27:08 | More by Grinky
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-05-2013 00:14:50 | More by RMoeNay
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2013 01:38:49 | More by Mattyb79
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-17-2012 17:14:35 | More by jlindsey
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-17-2012 14:42:31 | More by muskiesman
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NuclearSoAndSo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-16-2012 20:49:17 | More by NuclearSoAndSo
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-15-2012 16:23:49 | More by beerme626
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Treb0R

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-13-2012 16:25:20 | More by Treb0R
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vanillacokaine

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-11-2012 05:51:52 | More by vanillacokaine
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4%

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.

12-03-2012 20:46:57 | More by stakem
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leinie13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-01-2012 02:28:31 | More by leinie13
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-29-2012 22:11:23 | More by Proclarush
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MudDrinker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-29-2012 20:55:12 | More by MudDrinker
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JMaxwell

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-28-2012 04:12:14 | More by JMaxwell
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scm2787

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-24-2012 15:57:09 | More by scm2787
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Pours a clear dark orange to copper in color with glowing orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice stand out). Light amounts of sweetness in the smell.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with quite a bit of sweetness along with moderate flavors of pumpkin and strong pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon really stands out).

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: Enjoyable but the alcohol is not as well hidden as in some other beers in the style - also, the cinnamon is a little too intense in this brew for my tastes (things seem just a touch out of balance between the pumpkin and spices).

11-24-2012 02:33:46 | More by dbrauneis
Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.