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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

447 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 52
Gots: 62 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of corby112
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and two finger, white foam head that slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of lace left behind.  

Subtle aroma with some caraway seed and toasted oak along with subtle pumpkin and autumnal spices.  Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar compliment the dry, toasted oak.  Was expecting more pumpkin.  Not really much bourbon in the nose either.

Medium bodied with a nice barrel presence that's decently integrated into the pumpkin and spice flavors.  Dry oak, vanilla and subtle bourbon sweetness followed by pumpkin purée, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, clove and ginger.  Nice warmth in finish but the ABV is well hidden.

corby112, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Patches826, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of Bung
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

22 oz. Lighter, semi-murky orange pour. Some white head, receded to a whispy layer.

More pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger in the aroma than I expected. Some malt caramel and booze. Just hints of oak and vanilla.

Taste is very spicy up front. A bit uneven and overbearing nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. The pumpkin and barrel don't mesh with the spices, at least at first. This improves greatly as it warms. Vanilla, caramel oak are much more present in the finish and in general when it warms up quite a bit.

Goes down all right, but it just doesn't leave me wanting more. The difference in the unwarmed state will probably cause me to not seek this out again, which is about par for the Mutiny Fleet series in general.

Bung, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance: hazy, dull orange. Very slight head that swells on an aggressive pour and recedes to a swirl or two.
Smell: Very modest for a greater pumpkin. There's pumpkin to be sure and some spice and sweetness but much lighter than I would expect from such a bold brew.
Taste: ummm. That's more like it. Chewy pumpkin pie. Very smooth.
Overall: Very tasty, smooth drinker. Well done.

cindyjeffsmith, Sep 10, 2011
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.