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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

430 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 430
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 48
Gots: 53 | 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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz, 10/22/2013
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy nice orange leading to copper. No real head. Turns into a bright white collar. Some lacing sheeting. Alcohol feet.

S: Not getting a lot of barrel. Lots of fleshy pumpkin and spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Vanilla. Sweet English malts. As it warms you do get the bourbon. Very nice vanilla/toffee/caramel meshing with pumpkin.

T: Touch of bitterness on the tip of the tongue. You get that fleshy pumpkin and pie like spice blend. Initially not getting much barrel character, over just general vanilla flavors from pie filling blend of spices. Some sweetness. Finish is drier than expected.

M: Medium leading to full.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 14:52:58 | More by inlimbo77
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-19-2013 03:13:39 | More by thampel09
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-18-2013 13:01:39 | More by Tamaquadan
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-17-2013 03:18:52 | More by bigaddy
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is copper in color with two big fingers of head that took awhile to dissipate. The nose had pumpkin notes, but also a nostril burning dose of alcohol. There were no pumpkin notes in the flavor profile which was quite disappointing. This is just a sub-standard bourbon-aged ale.

This is one pumpkin ale that can be skipped over.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 06:52:55 | More by 57md
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Necropsy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-07-2013 22:33:25 | More by Necropsy
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ETSUBeerSnob

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-05-2013 14:36:41 | More by ETSUBeerSnob
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-05-2013 02:53:05 | More by hoppymcgee
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-04-2013 22:11:42 | More by tommyguz
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-04-2013 21:27:21 | More by BigGingDrinker
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runbirddrinkbeer

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Found this gem at a local co-op and had an open mind as I haven't seen this brewery's products around here. Amazing aroma of vanilla, pumpkin and nutmeg escapes the bottle and it pours a hazy red/amber. Half finger of white head that dissipates. Bourbon barrel aging apparent on tasting with warm boozy aftertaste enhancing the vanilla, pumpkin and balanced nutmeg. Overall my favorite of the 2013 pumpkin beer/ale/imperial ale class thus far...but I would like to do a side by side comparison with Good Gourd.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:26:21 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a nice thin but substantial head that is a creamy and fluffy white. The beer itself is a clear dark orange with a little bit of haze. The orange also appears to have hints of brown.

Smell:
The beer has a very spicy smell. The main notes appear to be clove and cinnamon that mix very well with the pumpkin. The pumpkin seems to be balanced with the spices and is very sweet. Additionally, hints of gingerbread come out as well in the smell. As the beer warms, the spices become much more dominant and the alcohol makes an appearance as well. Also, the beer takes on a buttery smell.

Taste:
Spices such as cinnamon and clove notes come out in the taste. The pumpkin also comes out very well. The spices and pumpkin mix decently with the bourbon but I think the bourbon mutes the other flavors. Hint of alcohol that increases over time as the beer gets warm and becomes more metallic. As the beer becomes even warmer, the beer balances itself with a slightly buttery taste but the metallic taste is still there.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and a medium bodied. The feel is a little thick but, ultimately, smooth. The beer also has a little bit of alcohol warmth.

Overall:
A pretty decent imperial pumpkin ale and one that I will probably pick up again next year when it comes out.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:57:06 | More by HattedClassic
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-02-2013 20:24:27 | More by qcbrewer
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-02-2013 02:06:57 | More by JohnnyK
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-02-2013 00:53:12 | More by ColForbinBC
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-01-2013 23:14:52 | More by DrStiffington
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-01-2013 13:49:11 | More by MSandahl23
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Dburke

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-01-2013 02:54:19 | More by Dburke
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-01-2013 01:13:32 | More by cwelsh55
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-31-2013 01:41:13 | More by I_Like_Beer
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osuskin

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-31-2013 00:10:05 | More by osuskin
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-29-2013 19:06:03 | More by anhigdon
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

10-28-2013 23:24:58 | More by Hugonaut13
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-28-2013 17:58:46 | More by Davepoolesque
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-28-2013 16:32:04 | More by ShemRahBoo
Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
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