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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

449 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 54
Gots: 63 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 07-28-2010)
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

rgirl, Today at 03:10 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. A copper translucent body and a tan layer of bubbles that lasts just 15 seconds. Smells of pumpkin and nutmeg, and a hit of bourbon from the barrel aging.
The taste matches the aroma for a very well balanced taste. The bourbon and oak blends well with the pumpkin and spices and malt. A slight taste of alcohol is present at the end. The bourbon hits the palate immediately followed by the spices and real pumpkins, but a half minute after a nice sip, the bourbon still lingers.
The mouthfeel is a little thicker then the appearance leads on. A warming feeling from the alcohol is in the mouthfeel. Not a bad thing, and was expected as its 10% ABV. The carbonation is not that high.
Overall this is one of the more complex pumpkin style beers I've had. More of a sipper than most pumpkin ales, for the lower ABV types are often very drinkable.

JordonHoltzman, Today at 02:00 AM
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had the GABF 2013 Rum Barrel aged version and I loved it. Not usually a big fan of barrel aging, especially bourbon or whiskey (as this beer usually is) as the liquor usually takes over too much for my taste. Using the sweeter Rum, and already being a fan of pumpkin beer, it was the best thing I tasted at the festival. Been looking for a Rum aged beer for awhile and this was a great first impression of using Rum for a sweet sample of awesomeness.

Sound_Explorer, Jul 03, 2014
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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.