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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sinstaineddemon on 09-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
392
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
17.99%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 392
Photo of lackenhauser
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Salisbury MD if you can believe it! New beer bar Specific Gravity-beerfly to follow.

Anyway-very nice autumn hue to it-looks like fall in a glass. Deep orange in color, small tight head. Aroma tends to be very spicy and not enough malt or pumpkin. Flavor comes up a bit with a hint of pumpkin, spices and a touch of caramel sweetness. Good mouthfeel for sure-at 8% a very solid feel to it. Ok overall. Too much spice for me. Now that everyone has a pumpkin/fall beer they all run together including this one. I need more gourd, less spice.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually suprisingly tasty after not being too impressed with the aroma. Easy to drink for an imperial pumpkin, dangerously so. Nice mix of spices, not picking up too much pumpkin flavor but I'm not complaining. Still can't believe that the ABV is really as high as it is. Great beer, Charlie Brown.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle

Deep brownish amber, very hard to see through but not completely translucent. Thin off white head that recedes to a thick cap with minimal lacing. Mild aroma of pumpkin with light spices (nutmeg most prominent, a little cinnamon) but lingering metallic notes detract from the smell. Thicker, chewy body, with light carbonation, very smooth mouthfeel overall and no alcohol presence. Flavor starts very spicy, clove and cinnamon which mellows out the fruity sweetness which follows and lingers into the finish. Never very overly pumpkin, or spicy for that matter, this beer doesn't really compare in the over the top pumpkin flavors of something like Pumpking. I don't usually care for pumpkin beers that much so this is actually nice in its restraint and balance.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, twenty-two ounce bomber bottle just purchased from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville...
I was actually pretty impressed with this sample from Cllipper City... As a new seasonal in their line of heavy-handed beers, this Fall special hits home with authentic pumpkin and cinnamon flavor, cloves, and maple syrup...
Good stuff...
Certainly worth a try for $3.99...

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Photo of phrygian68
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice Med copper,into my St bernardus chalice
Smell was a little spicy,but i get very little if any pumpkin,
Taste is of clove and nutmeg at the start,finishes very sweet
with a nice spicy aftertaste of honey ginger and all spice
The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice they use per barrel
I think its a nice balance of malt, hops, and spice but as with most pumpkin beers i just dont get the amount of pumpkin i think should be there! overall a nice fall beer!

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a dark amber/light brown, thin white head, thicker around the rim, very little carbonation streams upward

S - wheres the pumpkin? plenty of autumn-related spice aromas, nutmeg and cinnamon come to mind, accented by a metallic aroma

T - there we go, the flavor is much better than the aroma let on, the pumpkin flavors came out, the spices experienced in the aroma mellowed the fruitiness and created a nice amalgam, a nice flavor

M&D - smooth, and easy to drink, the metallic note to the taste is a bit off putting, overall its a good beer, there are much better pumpkin ales or Heavy Seas offerings, but tasty

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