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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

452 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 54
Gots: 62 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Barbie, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Momar42, Aug 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

hantalek, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

crobinso, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

hardcor33, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off, i am drinking this bottle 8 months after it's release.

Color is a golden hue, lighter then i was anticipating, not much lacing or head at all, drops out right away.
The aroma is sweet pumpkin pie, wood, and alcohol. I would have liked more spice notes.
The flavors are rounded smooth pumpkin sweetness and a light woody alcohol. Little spice, really little bourbon character.

I enjoy pumpkin beers, but i like more spice then this one. This one was also probably better fresh when the bourbon was stronger.

ChadQuest, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

lalaloveyou, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

seanzzila, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Abe_Froman, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BeerBaron757, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Kirby, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
2.28/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review adapted from notes taken 11/12/11

Appearance: Hazy, but mostly clear - dark orange - little white head that doesn't stick around for long, average lacing

Smell: Straight-up bourbon, with a side of bourbon - some pumpkin flesh underneath - a ton of the usual pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, ginger - some sweetness, tons of alcohol - it's like someone hollowed out a pumpkin pie and filled it with bourbon

Taste: Absurd, with so much bourbon - borderline more bourbon than beer - tons of wood, tons of alcohol - underneath this assault, there are some cooked malts and pumpkin - pumpkin pie spices everywhere - a vegetal sweetness, but mostly dry - totally unbalanced, way too much bourbon

Mouthfeel: Medium body, on the thin side considering the harsh flavor, adequate carbonation

Overall: In a word, harsh

I thought a touch of bourbon would do good things to a pumpkin beer. And maybe it would. This beer throws so much bourbon into the equation that it is nearly incomprehensible. And this beer may or may not have made me need to vomit.

angrybabboon, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

chrispoint, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

PIG20, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Beerverage, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle purchased at Hopheads this beer was a hazy orange color with a thin layer of white head. The retention was not very good but it did leave some streaks of lacing throughout the sample. The aroma was an appealing blend of pumpkin, spices, booze, caramel malt and hints of toasted nuts. The flavors were good and definitely put it amongst one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had. It was doubtlessly boozy right from the beginning with notes of bourbon and vanilla but beyond that first wave was the pumpkin and spices one would expect followed by the subtle notes of caramel and butterscotch. I suspect this beer would age really well because I felt the strong booze notes were quashing some of the potential complexity. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium/full and the carbonation on-point. A “big” beer but a good one and exactly what I’d expect from Heavy Seas.

thekevlarkid, Jan 29, 2012
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hopsandstouts, Jan 22, 2012
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dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tclapper, Jan 16, 2012
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.