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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

427 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 427
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 47
Gots: 53 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-06-2013 22:39:41 | More by GTB
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Morey

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-06-2013 14:40:06 | More by Morey
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-06-2013 01:18:43 | More by Tee2Grn
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-06-2013 00:55:48 | More by Lanstrum
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-06-2013 00:47:22 | More by lic217
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-05-2013 15:39:26 | More by wrightst
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-05-2013 12:26:11 | More by Flabbyjandro
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-04-2013 23:36:13 | More by Kerrie
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GaBengal

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-04-2013 15:43:01 | More by GaBengal
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-04-2013 06:02:42 | More by PaulyB83
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BA_Berto

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-04-2013 04:01:32 | More by BA_Berto
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tgatort

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-04-2013 02:35:09 | More by tgatort
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-03-2013 20:48:17 | More by kayrex
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-03-2013 01:12:42 | More by Beermaine
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Durge

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear brandy copper color with a modest white ring of head and weak lacing. The aroma offers brandy as well. Vanilla oak and sweet marshmallow cherry. The flavor brings an instant idea of pumpkin brandy with some low lying malt and more cherry sweetness and vanilla oak. Very tasty in a medium bodied beer with reserved carbonation and a slick feel. Very solid and a bit different for a sweet seasonal with high octane. The booze is a bit high but it's worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 00:30:11 | More by Durge
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Gmann

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden amber color with some orange hues. The white head is small and wispy, settles into a very light ring.

The aroma is of light pumpkin spice; cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Some pumpkin vegetal notes. These aromas are contrasted by a sweet bourbon scent that brings vanilla and oak. Quite surprised by the subtle nature, especially for a big beer.

The taste is quite bourbon-y to start. Vanilla and oak flavors are present as well as a slight fusel alcohol. Perhaps a touch of caramel. The pumpkin spices are muted but seem to play well with the bourbon flavors. Some cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps some ginger. The malt is slightly bready and doesn't play too much in the flavor profile.

The feel is quite light, almost watery. Its sweet on the palate; the spice and ABV burn seem to help keep the sweetness in check. A bit dry in the finish.

Not really what I expected. I expected a thicked bodied, heavily spiced pumpkin ale that had some bourbon notes. This is almost the opposite. Its light, the main flavor is the bourbon and the pumpkin profile is subtle. It is a nice blend though; the spice works quite well with the bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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mscottjohnston

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:05:15 | More by mscottjohnston
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-01-2013 11:30:26 | More by socon67
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plaid75

New York

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.