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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

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 64
Gots: 79 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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 +3.1%

JKV96, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

WesMantooth, Oct 06, 2014
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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
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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Zekenyce, Oct 03, 2014
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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
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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

JDeming, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

dparker7, Sep 30, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a patch of large bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge of the glass, and a thin film of bubbles in between.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pumpkins are present in the nose along with notes of pumpkin spices such as nutmeg. Hints of bourbon also become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: As in the smell, the taste has lots of pumpkin flavors along with notes of nutmeg and hints of cinnamon. Notes of bourbon and associated vanilla flavors are also noticeable in the finish, particularly after the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked this pumpkin ale because it had lots of pumpkin flavors and wasn't overwhelmed by spices. The bourbon also wasn't dominant and added a nice touch of complexity to the taste. The beer is also very drinkable because any traces of alcohol (except for the bourbon) are very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.