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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - The Greater PumpkinHeavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
87
very good

437 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 437
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 50
Gots: 52 | 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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ksimons

New York

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

A-a clear amber with a thin layer of white head that quickly disappears and leaves a little lace around the top

S-the smell is very nice with earthy pumpkin backbone with cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon

T-taste is similar to the smell; pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and bourbon

M-medium body, good carbonation, slightly hot finish

Overall I found that the beer became markedly better once it had warmed up. Nice vanilla and bourbon flavors and a good amount of pumpkin spices

09-29-2013 22:35:14 | More by ksimons
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and spicy, it smells like pumpkins, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), vanilla and bourbon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with some alcohol/booze being noticable but not overpowering. The bourbon flavor is a bit stronger than the others, but the flavors all mesh well together. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and has low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it improves as the beer warms up. I think it's a good overall brew, I'd buy this again.

10-29-2010 21:28:15 | More by bluejacket74
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david131

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

A- A hazy, bright orange liquid with a thin but creamy bone white head.

S- Very aromatic with loads of bourbon, vanilla, mint, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Very nice.

T- Bourbon and pumpkin pie. A bit heavier on the spices than the aroma lead on. There is some definite alcohol presence.

M- A creamy body with subtle carbonation. The finish is pretty warm from the alcohol.

D- A bit of a sipper, but very memorable and enjoyable. Worth seeking out for something different.

11-22-2010 04:26:34 | More by david131
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Saranac pint glass.

A: Rich, copper orange color with a fluffy, beige head of foam which dissipated slowly and left some clingy lacing. Dense chilled haze with some suspended yeast floating about.

S: Boozy oak, vanilla and harvest spices with a classic bourbon aroma. Smells warm, inviting, and dangerous, actually.

T: Sweet rush of roasted malts and pumpkin with accompanying spices, but more mellow, warm and booze-spicy because of the bourbon-barrel aging. Imparts flavors of wet tobacco leaf, earthy and herbal malt as well as a good amount of spicy pumpkin-driven hop bitterness. Washes down mellow, smooth and rather boozy.

M: Heavy, rich and full-bodied mouthfeel with mellow vanilla-oaky smoothness and a bourbon sting in the finish. A nice sipper.

O: Very interesting twist on an imperial pumpkin, leave it to Heavy Seas to make one feel even more jacked up with the additional bourbon-aging. Sit around the fire and sip in the 9% ABV Great'er Pumpkin with ease. Or in a sincere pumpkin patch.

10-10-2011 16:02:13 | More by Gambrinus1184
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-02-2013 20:24:27 | More by qcbrewer
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-06-2013 00:55:48 | More by Lanstrum
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scootny

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A light cloudy orang amber with a sizable off white head. A bit of carbonation is seen as well as a good bit of lace along the sides of the glass. Smell is sweet malt and pumpkin with pie spices. A good healthy splash of bourbon but not overpowering. It flows into a mild alcohol sharpness. A nice pumpkin bread component as well. Taste is a bit different. Pumpkin pie is the main course but the bourbon underpins the whole thing giving a boozy holiday flavor to this one. The bourbon and pie spice meld into a beer equivalent of a rum fruitcake. I kinda wish I had waited till Thanksgiving to open this one. Nice malt backbone is backed up by firm earthy hops to close out the beer with a clean dry finish. Bourbon comes in to add some vanilla and oak. Feel is creamy and supple with enough thickness to take on dessert and coffee. A lovely beer of complexity and depth.

11-14-2011 04:11:14 | More by scootny
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-12-2013 01:23:25 | More by Keith_R
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-28-2013 15:21:36 | More by Kmlund
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2013 16:33:51 | More by Pookie
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2013 15:42:32 | More by BeastLU
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2014 19:01:11 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Pours a dark orange with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Some pumpkin spices up front followed by vanilla, oak, and a surprising tart aroma that is reminiscent of tart cherries. Smooth bourbon aromas bring up the finish with some slight yam notes. Quite nice.

T: Spices up front again followed by a fairly strong kick of bread and bourbon. Vanilla and oak are mixed in as well with a slightly bitter finish and pumpkin showing up on the aftertaste. Light alcohol burn.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer could benefit from a creamier body to compliment the bourbon aspects.

O: A pretty good pumpkin ale. While the bourbon does tend to dominate the pumpkin flavors, it does not completely mask them.

01-03-2012 02:31:16 | More by n2185
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-26-2013 18:43:31 | More by Mike
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2012 04:01:30 | More by tclapper
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-22-2012 11:50:13 | More by hopsandstouts
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TonyY

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2013 01:02:11 | More by TonyY
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2014 22:33:12 | More by calcnerd
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 10:14:57 | More by Bromine
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-12-2013 22:25:35 | More by BEERschlitz
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A- Dark cloudy amber body into a pint glass. Creamy white head with decent size and retention. Good coat of lace all down the glass.

S- Mostly pumpkin ale, not much bourbon or barrel here. Spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin and brown sugar.

T- Slight bourbon barrel flavor goes nicely with the pumpkin ale. The oak, vanilla and whiskey blend well with the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and caramel.

MF- Creamy moderately thick body with silky medium carbonation. Sight nutty bitter finish.

I gotta make a bourbon pumpkin pie sometime. The flavors meld nicely with the mild barrel influence and strong pumpkin ale flavor.

11-05-2011 04:53:44 | More by cbutova
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rockrob

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-12-2013 15:41:12 | More by rockrob
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-29-2013 19:06:03 | More by anhigdon
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2012 01:38:29 | More by crobinso
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2012 08:14:13 | More by BeezNeezy22D
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
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