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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 47
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
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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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EkimGram

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Colour is a hazy-orange brown. Very thin head fades to a thin film. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Cutting spice of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. Mild aromas of malt and pumpkin.

Taste: Sweet, boozy flavour, definitely from the bourbon barrels. Spices are not so strong in the taste as they are in the smell. Aftertaste is the faintest touch of peeper and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, a hint of carbonation, somewhat silky, a little sticky.

Overall: The bourbon comes off a little too strong. the sweetness compliments it well but the lack of spices in the flavour make it a little imbalanced. A very noteworthy attempt.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 06:23:53 | More by EkimGram
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-11-2014 04:28:59 | More by DrBier
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 03:56:54 | More by Sound_Explorer
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-20-2014 22:14:42 | More by reebtaerG
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-06-2014 04:20:07 | More by buddha5050
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California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-31-2014 07:20:02 | More by KevMo84
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-21-2014 12:41:57 | More by mklisz
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2014 15:29:26 | More by atrocity
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-29-2014 01:36:59 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-28-2014 11:12:07 | More by ConradKenney
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-18-2014 19:54:38 | More by rudabegga9
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-31-2014 05:21:15 | More by VeganUndead
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Commando

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-08-2014 16:41:25 | More by Commando
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-08-2014 03:14:34 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-23-2014 00:33:14 | More by weeare138
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy-yet-bright ruby-orange color with a small fizzy white that reduces quickly, leaving some short lasting lace

S-cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice up front, oaky notes kick in providing a strong vanilla presence, creating a creme brûlée aroma. Some alcohol at the end

T- slightly tart pumpkin flavors up front complimented by some cinnamon and nutty flavor. Sweet vanilla and creme brûlée flavors follow the aromas mid-palate, eventually leading an oaky finish

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to an almost viscous mouthfeel that is creamy and finishes smooth. Alcohol is hidden brilliantly

O- this was very good, most barrel aged pumpkin beers are overpowered by the barrel, this one was not. The base beer is very flavorful and mixed with the oak nicely to provide a dessert-like sweetness. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:11:46 | More by Treyliff
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2013 bomber at 50 degrees into Imperial pint
Aroma very faint of bourbon (aged in bourbon barrels) with a little clove
Head average (3.5 cm), off-white, creamy, mostly diminishing
Lacing fair
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins with bourbon tones, primarily vanillin, and some spiceness; no hops, no malt, no diacetyl, no alcohol flavors
Flavor ends with only sweetness and a short-lived alcohol burn.
Palate is medium, slightly oily, with soft carbonation

Very attractive pour. The differentiation between this and other pumpkin ales seems to be the ubiquitous bourbon barrel. No pumpkin tasted, only bourbon and clove. Rating based on trueness to style.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 14:09:59 | More by Ozzylizard
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TigerOwl

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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mattreitz49

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Seas Greater Pumpkin Ale

Look 9/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 35/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 84/100

Too boozy for its ABV... Nice flavor and the pumpkin is real nice... I just feel like I have had too many too many pumpkin ales that were far better~

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.