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Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

631 Ratings
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 61
Gots: 96 | FT: 3
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mcallister on 07-28-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mild intoxicating booze aroma

Velvety smooth bourbon pallete

hoppy afterbite. The best pumpkin beer Ive ever experienced and I am not a pumpkin fan at all. Excellent job on the aging of this ale

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

Wierd after taste

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +27.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of cs85b03
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

I will start this beer to explain that I have been on a "pumpkin treasure hunt." That is, a hunt to find the best pumpkin beer. This may or may have not been stricken by my recent interest to get back into brewing or my realization of a few extremely complex pumpkin ales. I have searched long and far, even traveling to the other side of the country, in order to complete the hunt. Though vast journeys were made, I did not need to travel but a few miles outside my work to find the best pumpkin ale one can find. My pumpkin ale is still finishing, so it is possible (yet doubtful) the tides may turn once more. Sorry for all the pirate talk, I thought it would add to the brewery.

A deep amber, almost intentionally gloomy color with a slow compact tan head. This beer is pungent with tones of caramel malt, vanilla and clove. Pumpkin is noticed upon first sip, where it along with molasses, sun-dried tart cherries and pumpkin pie spice coat your entire throat. Finishes smooth and lingers with anise and dry brown sugar. This is #1 for my pumpkin treasure hunt. If you must know, #2 is Elysian's, followed by #3 for dogfish head followed by #4 - smuttynose. #2,3, and 4 are all very close and it is very difficult to judge them together. This, however, is a clear winner in my books. It may be just that this beer is what a pumpkin ale should be; robust, bold, big and a reminder that fall is a reminder of what cold winter brings. I should note that Kentucky Ale's Pumpkin is just as heavy, but is hot, lacks heartiness, and on so many levels is much inferior to this beer, so heaviness is not nearly the only factor that deemed this pumpkin #1 of the season.

This is a big beer. It doesn't feel like it, though. I've had plenty beers in this ABV range that are not shy of warning of their potency. This one is different. Comes in syrupy, instantly coating your tongue, finishes extremely smooth and leaves no traces of hotness. I've never experienced such from a 10%+ ABV adjunct beer before.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours opaque amber in color with one finger of beige head. Smells like the spices that go into pumpkin pie but pumpkin is faint. Mouthfeel is good. Taste is like a bite of fresh pumpkin pie with nice balance of spices and pumpkin. Finish is sweet sugar and more pie flavor. Overall, pleasantly surprised. Can't wait to have the next bottle!

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

Heavy Seas - The Greater Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
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