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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 61
Gots: 66 | 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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Photo of uvachief
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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, Today at 11:13 AM
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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

JDeming, Yesterday at 11:00 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

dwatty, Yesterday at 06:50 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

TailsnAles, Yesterday at 02:09 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

MJHolsey, Tuesday at 10:08 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

dparker7, Tuesday at 03:17 AM
Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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, Tuesday at 02:52 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -27.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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, Friday at 10:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

KevinK441, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.