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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

553 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 64
Gots: 82 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

richobrien, Sep 28, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%

AlexBreen, Sep 27, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -27.8%

mpalestino, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Doodamis-Maximus, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Syraquse, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

TheMultiYeast, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

spedprof, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of chef_blake85
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Was able to get my hands on a bottle of the 2014 before it was released, very good flavor, strong hints of pumpkin and fall spices

chef_blake85, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

wattoclone, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Sep 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

KevinK441, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Velvety smooth and boozy, like some sort of creamy barleywine. Tastefully restrained spicing just lets a really well crafted strong ale shine through. The bourbon barrel isn't too strong either. Vanilla from the bourbon barrel complements the pumpkin pie spice really nicely. Certainly not your typical pumpkin ale and certainly more subtle and restrained than I was expecting from a beer this big in ABV. A surprisingly elegant ale.

Mongrel, Sep 26, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Hearneator, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kbb135, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DavidHume, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The perfect weather for a big pumpkin ale here in NC. today.Pours into an imperial nonic a deep burnt orange in fused copper with a sticky off white head that clings to the glass it settles pretty quickly.Big alcohol and pie spices in the nose,smells like an alcoholic doozy.And the aromas are correct,cinnamon and clove flavors with a big spiced rum-like sweetness with it's mild molasses,vanilla, and brown sugar notes.Whoo this isn't the "biggest" pumpkin ale I have had but it tastes like it might be.I get more of a rum alcohol flavor than I do the bourbon barrel,hmm odd.

oberon, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of twistwrist
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Very aromatic fragrance. It smells like the perfect fall beer! I enjoyed the taste, but I tend to compare every pumpkin beer I drink to Southern Tier's Pumking, and all fall short. :) I enjoy the combination of malts and spices in this high-gravity beer. The 10% can sneak up on you as it doesn't taste quite that heavy.
Overall, this is definitely a beer I will enjoy again many times, but nothing, still, compares to Pumking. :)

twistwrist, Sep 23, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

cjgiant, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Deep pumpkin spices like cinnamon and clove dominate the start of this beer. A good deal of dry oakiness comes out as it warms which leaves a bit of bitterness. A good beer, but I have had better.

tigg924, Sep 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

GetTheYayo, Sep 21, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

Bladezone, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ChrisKuhns, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TheMudMonkey, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Boone757, Sep 20, 2014
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.