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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and two finger, white foam head that slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of lace left behind.  

Subtle aroma with some caraway seed and toasted oak along with subtle pumpkin and autumnal spices.  Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar compliment the dry, toasted oak.  Was expecting more pumpkin.  Not really much bourbon in the nose either.

Medium bodied with a nice barrel presence that's decently integrated into the pumpkin and spice flavors.  Dry oak, vanilla and subtle bourbon sweetness followed by pumpkin purée, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, clove and ginger.  Nice warmth in finish but the ABV is well hidden.

02-17-2013 22:30:27 | More by corby112
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-12-2013 19:07:00 | More by Patches826
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Commando

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2012 05:56:26 | More by dunix
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-23-2013 00:52:48 | More by yourefragile
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Lebby

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2013 05:45:31 | More by Lebby
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-12-2013 01:27:59 | More by KevinmusPrime
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-19-2012 00:58:01 | More by marine1975
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rct

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-21-2013 22:47:03 | More by rct
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-25-2013 01:18:49 | More by ThePorterSorter
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EndoRocks

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-16-2014 01:28:47 | More by EndoRocks
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2013 22:24:48 | More by WOLFGANG
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todesengel135

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2014 02:16:38 | More by todesengel135
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-13-2011 20:01:31 | More by DeutschesBier
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-14-2012 03:26:42 | More by rab53
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-15-2013 00:27:34 | More by ZinFanDave
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Necropsy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 22:33:25 | More by Necropsy
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greid

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-12-2014 00:30:52 | More by greid
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Bung

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

22 oz. Lighter, semi-murky orange pour. Some white head, receded to a whispy layer.

More pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger in the aroma than I expected. Some malt caramel and booze. Just hints of oak and vanilla.

Taste is very spicy up front. A bit uneven and overbearing nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. The pumpkin and barrel don't mesh with the spices, at least at first. This improves greatly as it warms. Vanilla, caramel oak are much more present in the finish and in general when it warms up quite a bit.

Goes down all right, but it just doesn't leave me wanting more. The difference in the unwarmed state will probably cause me to not seek this out again, which is about par for the Mutiny Fleet series in general.

10-17-2010 04:30:20 | More by Bung
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: hazy, dull orange. Very slight head that swells on an aggressive pour and recedes to a swirl or two.
Smell: Very modest for a greater pumpkin. There's pumpkin to be sure and some spice and sweetness but much lighter than I would expect from such a bold brew.
Taste: ummm. That's more like it. Chewy pumpkin pie. Very smooth.
Overall: Very tasty, smooth drinker. Well done.

09-10-2011 21:33:55 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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WesWes

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a warm pumpkin and spice scent along with a nice bourban barrel aroma. The pumpkin and bourban character works well together. The taste is decent. It has a very aggressive bourbon flavor that goes down easy and finishes warm with good pumpkin character. The barrel aging dominates the palate and diminishes the overall pumpkin and spice taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is the first bourbon barrel aged pumpkin ale I've ever tried. It's unique and complex, but I prefer the regular version.

10-09-2010 21:00:02 | More by WesWes
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EkimGram

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

12-19-2011 06:23:53 | More by EkimGram
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada shaped glass. It poured dark orange in color with a frothy and sticky white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head faded to a thin, creamy, dusting and left just some traces of lacing as I drank it.

The aroma is very interesting with woody oak and pumpkin pie spice being the most prominent. They actually come together very well. A little bit of bourbon and vanilla come through in the barrel character as well. The spices are pretty subdued, which I like. Very nice mix of pumpkin and bourbon barrel flavors overall, and definitely one of my favorite aromas for the style.

The taste has a lot of woody oak flavors to it. The bourbon shows up more in the finish with some nice vanilla notes to it as well. Some pumpkin pie spice comes through and adds some interesting flavors to it. I get a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in the finish, along with some pumpkin like flavors. I get a moderate herbal, hoppy, bitterness in the finish as well. Cool flavors overall and they complimented each other better then I expected.

The mouthfeel is a little above medium bodied and carbonation is on the lower side. I like the lower carbonation for a barrel aged beer. Drinkability was pretty decent. The spices mixed with the barrel flavors better then I expected, but I can't say they complimented each other as well as other styles do. Pretty drinkable, really cool and unique, and a very enjoyable pumpkin beer overall.

02-20-2011 01:53:41 | More by billab914
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, over mostly clear pumpkin orange colored beer.

Nose is huge, explodes with heavy fruity pumpkin, fresh pumpkin not really pie or canned, then a light non-gourd like fruit like a sour berry kinda fruit, light holiday spices, a creamy malt with hints of caramel and toasty malt, and light bourbon to round it off which also brings light oak.

Taste starts with more bourbon, much more than the nose. A nice bourbon flavor with some buttery oak, a lot more oak as well, and hint of vanilla. Then the pumpkin but not a ton, again more like fresh pumpkin more so than pie filling or canned, with more of a juicy fruit kick but no berry this time, although maybe a hint of pear like fruit, and light spices. the fruit really starts to take over, and it's not really a pumpkin fruit just an overall fruity taste that seems to make the beer a bit too weird as it dominates. Semi sweet with a hint of booze coming through with the sweet malts, a bit creamy malt and light toasty, as well as hint of caramel. Finish is semi sweet still and sticky, little bit more warming booze and pumpkin, hints of spices and bitterness, and little more bourbon and oak.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb, some warming almost tingly booze.

Overall not bad, it has some decent bourbon and buttery oak, decent pumpkin that adds a nice flavor not canned flavor, spices are kept in check, drinkable, light bitterness, a bit too sticky and sweet esp on the finish. Nothing special but tasty and done well.

12-11-2011 20:56:28 | More by jlindros
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.