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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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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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California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-31-2014 07:20:02 | More by KevMo84
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-21-2014 12:41:57 | More by mklisz
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-29-2014 01:36:59 | More by Marco_Gtz
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-28-2014 11:12:07 | More by ConradKenney
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-18-2014 19:54:38 | More by rudabegga9
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-31-2014 05:21:15 | More by VeganUndead
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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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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-08-2014 03:14:34 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-07-2014 02:15:01 | More by threedaggers
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-23-2014 00:33:14 | More by weeare138
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

2013 bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy-yet-bright ruby-orange color with a small fizzy white that reduces quickly, leaving some short lasting lace

S-cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice up front, oaky notes kick in providing a strong vanilla presence, creating a creme brûlée aroma. Some alcohol at the end

T- slightly tart pumpkin flavors up front complimented by some cinnamon and nutty flavor. Sweet vanilla and creme brûlée flavors follow the aromas mid-palate, eventually leading an oaky finish

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to an almost viscous mouthfeel that is creamy and finishes smooth. Alcohol is hidden brilliantly

O- this was very good, most barrel aged pumpkin beers are overpowered by the barrel, this one was not. The base beer is very flavorful and mixed with the oak nicely to provide a dessert-like sweetness. Well done!

02-22-2014 02:11:46 | More by Treyliff
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

2013 bomber at 50 degrees into Imperial pint
Aroma very faint of bourbon (aged in bourbon barrels) with a little clove
Head average (3.5 cm), off-white, creamy, mostly diminishing
Lacing fair
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins with bourbon tones, primarily vanillin, and some spiceness; no hops, no malt, no diacetyl, no alcohol flavors
Flavor ends with only sweetness and a short-lived alcohol burn.
Palate is medium, slightly oily, with soft carbonation

Very attractive pour. The differentiation between this and other pumpkin ales seems to be the ubiquitous bourbon barrel. No pumpkin tasted, only bourbon and clove. Rating based on trueness to style.

02-12-2014 14:09:59 | More by Ozzylizard
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TigerOwl

Georgia

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-20-2014 02:15:46 | More by mattreitz49
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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%

Great Seas Greater Pumpkin Ale

Look 9/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 35/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 84/100

Too boozy for its ABV... Nice flavor and the pumpkin is real nice... I just feel like I have had too many too many pumpkin ales that were far better~

01-18-2014 05:08:14 | More by BrewUSA
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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North Carolina

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -74.1%

01-06-2014 18:11:11 | More by ThatsThatDude
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MSL94

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-06-2014 15:13:35 | More by MSL94
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +9.1%

Review taken from notes: Early November 2013- 1st time experiencing.

22 oz brown bomber that just seems massive and thick. Well made? I think so. Label is pirate inspired with all sorts of 'Heavy Seas' artwork going on. A little Halloween Like with the jack-o,yes, but it is the fall time. Not bad artwork at all. Poured this into a massive German rounded and dimpled like mug. I'm assuming a 24 oz mug!? Lol.. Every bit went in with no problem.

A - a burnt orange color with a more rusty amber hue. Somewhat hazy body. Off white head was massive on the pour and took its time to settle to a nice size ring of lace leaving minimal stick.

S - wow, big bourbon whiffs up front.. I like. Big vanilla and oak aromas throughout the start. Then come some lovely Autumn seasonal blend of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, along with a crisp punch of allspice. Toasted malt, brown sugar, and a hint of pumpkin in the end.

T - toasted malts, bourbon brilliance with vanilla, mild caramel, and a sturdy oak flavor. Roasted pumpkin with nice touches of pumpkin spice toward the middle. More of the traditional cinnamon and allspice quickly following. Brown sugar toward the finish paired with the sweet vanilla and bourbon barrel goodies.

M - pretty big in body and coats very very well. Nice warming from the 10% is what I look for this time of year. Texture isn't overly thick but it still does well for itself. This is a big pumpkin ale and you'll need to drink this like you would an imperial. Not at all overly sweet nor too much of any one thing. It's very well balanced and quite delicious. Finishing this bottle wasnt a problem for me. That can't be said about a lot of pumpkin ales.

O - a wonderful pumpkin ale. It Has the balance, the flavor, and the aroma any pumpkin head would enjoy yet provides the sort of class a bourbon barrel freak would appreciate. This was an interesting beer and very enjoyable. I was almost shocked at how good Heavy Seas did with this. By far the best beer I've had from them. Ill buy it again next year as well.

01-03-2014 19:07:45 | More by BradtheGreat7
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2014 19:01:11 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-29-2013 16:46:41 | More by RobDB
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.