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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

444 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 444
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 51
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of jryanj927
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jryanj927, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of mscottjohnston
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

750ml poured into tulip glass. Amber color with a one finger head. Nose is malt and spice. Taste starts with malts and spices, mixes with oak and finishes with pumpkin and bourbon. Medium body lingers nicely, with a slight alcohol burn on the back end. Very enjoyable entry into the pumpkin beer world. Would definitely buy again.

mscottjohnston, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

socon67, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%

On draft at The Tap Room, Patchogue, NY.

Pouted a murky amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured hot alcohol and a touch of pumpkin spice.

The taste consisted of a rindy pumpkin, booze and spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the heavier side of the style.

Overall a boozy malty experience. Not what I am looking for in a pumpkin.

plaid75, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Arherring
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Arherring, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

drummermattie02, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Cubatobaco
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Cubatobaco, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Bromine
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bromine, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of sleazo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sleazo, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of ksimons
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

ksimons, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3/5  rDev -22.3%

jtladner, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Syracuse12
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Syracuse12, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Thedrizzle, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Cristina
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Cristina, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of AWB3
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

AWB3, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +3.6%

redfox405, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of brewtus
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours dark orange with a single finger off white head. Smell is full of pumpkin, cinnamon, oaky bourbon. Taste starts with lots of pumpkin, cinnamon again, sweet potato, some marshmallow, sweet, finishes with an oaky bourbon, not too hot, plenty of malt, slight hop presence. This is well balanced but neither of the flavors are intense enough IMO. I did really enjoy it though.

brewtus, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Xach
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%

1 pint and 6 fl oz
Bottle... is... awesome...
Edit note: we reviewed the 2013 beer. Bottle looks different and has a higher ABV than this site lists.

A - It has a nice orangey amber color. Small head, about one finger, last about a minute.

S - That smells fantastic, but we love the smell of pumpkin. Had a nice little nutmeg scent to it as well. There is a third smell, maybe banana? The nutmeg was very overpowering --- which is great.

T - First off, the aftertaste is just fantastic. Can definitely taste the bourbon in it. Has a sweetness, but it is very light on the pumpkin taste. So, while a great beer, not something people looking for straight pumpkin should drink. However, we rated it on pure deliciousness and not on pumpkin-ness.

M - This is our hardest category as noob reviewers. It's kind of heavy, but not overpowering. It has a slight tingly feel if you let it sit in your mouth.

O - Overall, we say it's an outstanding beer. The smell definitely brings out the pumpkin, but the taste doesn't continue that. Probably not a beer you could drink a lot of, and not just for the ABV (10%). But, definitely good for us to split another bottle at some point.

Xach, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dcp27, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Chris00710, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Zach136, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Beejay, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nolen12, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jkball01, Sep 23, 2013
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.