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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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very good

609 Ratings
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 65
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Deep pumpkin spices like cinnamon and clove dominate the start of this beer. A good deal of dry oakiness comes out as it warms which leaves a bit of bitterness. A good beer, but I have had better.

tigg924, Sep 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +17.2%

Bladezone, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ChrisKuhns, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheMudMonkey, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Boone757, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of BigFatOgre
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BigFatOgre, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium to dark golden orange in color with light amounts of fine gentle carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a mottled thick film (with smaller patches of larger bubbles) covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of caramel malts, roasted pumpkin, spices (cinnamon and ginger with a hint of allspice), and light aromas of vanilla + oak from the bourbon barrel aging.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of caramel malts with some lighter flavors of toasted malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of roasted pumpkin with some light flavors of vanilla + oak and just a hint of bourbon. Finally, there are moderate to strong flavors of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon strongest followed by lighter amounts of ginger and allspice. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: The alcohol is extremely well hidden in this beer - I expected it to be rather hot considering the ABV and the fact that it is aged in bourbon barrels but it turns out to be real sneaky in it's strength. Very enjoyable with a nice pumpkin and spice flavor without being cloyingly sweet.

dbrauneis, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

HopsForBrains, Sep 19, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

rgirl, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of JordonHoltzman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

mkoenig, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

The best pumpkin beer out there, and it's an ass-kicker too. Great spices and cloves in the taste, but you get a wonderful dose of malt and bourbon flavors as well. Sip this, get warm from the alcohol, and enjoy a nice evening in the fall with this beer.

dmberger, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ZEB89, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
88 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.