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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

544 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 64
Gots: 79 | 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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Ratings: 544 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours opaque amber in color with one finger of beige head. Smells like the spices that go into pumpkin pie but pumpkin is faint. Mouthfeel is good. Taste is like a bite of fresh pumpkin pie with nice balance of spices and pumpkin. Finish is sweet sugar and more pie flavor. Overall, pleasantly surprised. Can't wait to have the next bottle!

HeartofMiami, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

sunofneurot, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of RexBanner
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a deep dark orange in color. Sweet smells of vanilla, Brown sugar, nutmeg, rum soaked raisins. The taste followed the nose closely albeit more subdued. The sweetness wasn't cloying. The beer is made to stand out in this concoction; the spices are just an accent. The taste of oak is slightly present in the taste also. The sharpness and burn of the alcohol is reminiscent of a brandy or bourbon and effective at breaking up the sweetness in this beer. Medium bodied, not overly bubbly. This would be an excellent beer to bottle condition for 2 years. Overall; I prefer this beer over Pumking because it isn't as sweet/ overly spiced. Recommended for pumpkin/yam beer lovers.

RexBanner, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mpayne5, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of sbrock22
4/5  rDev +3.1%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
4/5  rDev +3.1%

HoppyBastard2, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

BrianBeers1030, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Daclayt88
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Daclayt88, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

NJBeer265, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Iamjeff6, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JKV96, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Jack_Frost79, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

WesMantooth, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%

Brief write-up. This beer does a few things right in the style: namely, it doesn't go overboard with the fall spicing. Both cinnamon and nutmeg are well restrained, giving the caramel malt backbone some breathing room. But there's also a big problem with this beer. The finish is WAY too stodgy. It's a full-bodied brew as well, which means this is a slow sipper at best. I was also a bit disappointed in the overly subdued bourbon presence, but hey it's not remotely boozy either. Overall, it's not bad, but not great.

3.1/5: It would be a really good pumpkin ale if it weren't so flabby

ThisWangsChung, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Jesse13713
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Jesse13713, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of cfadams17
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

cfadams17, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +3.1%

woodchip, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of zacalabeer76
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

zacalabeer76, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Zekenyce, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of uvachief
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Not bad but not great either. Good seasonal pumpkin ale. Little too light and lacking in pumpkin pie for my taste. Smooth and that golden orange brown color on draft. Little to no head. Smooth and light in the mouth. Finished clean. Just needs more of that pie taste.

uvachief, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of JDeming
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

JDeming, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of dwatty
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dwatty, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of TailsnAles
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%

TailsnAles, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of MJHolsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MJHolsey, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of dparker7
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

dparker7, Sep 30, 2014
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.