Heavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin | Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Great’ER PumpkinHeavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the most worthy of pumpkin patches and during the silence of the midnight hour, the Greater Pumpkin raises up and pours a rich deep and burnished orange color. Heady aromas of bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and clove linger seductively over the thick white head of this tremendous brew. Its love at first sip as the full malt body, dominated by British crystal malt, brown sugar and pumpkin, slowly washes over your tongue. Bourbon barrel aging rounds out the flavors with notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Pairs well with crisp autumn weather, crunchy fallen leaves, and the knowledge that your kids will be asleep soon so you can raid their Halloween candy bags.

Added by mcallister on 07-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
743
Reviews:
223
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
128
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 edition, 22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber color, specked with orange highlights, topped with two fingers of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of candied pumpkin and ginger with strong notes of clove, cinnamon and brown sugar, along with some subtle notes of wood and vanilla. Due to the aging in bourbon barrels, and the high ABV, there’s some alcohol in the nose as well.

Taste: Tons of roasted pumpkin, candied ginger and cinnamon, followed by some wood, vanilla, clove, caramel-like sweetness, and finished with some notes of bourbon from the barrel the beer was aged in. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 10.0%, and with the aging in bourbon barrels, there is quite a bit of alcohol on the palate, imparting a pleasant warmth in the mouth.

Overall: This is a remarkable beer! I love the candied pumpkin and ginger flavor as well as the blended bourbon and vanilla flavors. Very, very good! I’m getting two bottle so this at least next year, one to drink right away, and one or two to age. Delicious!

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitte_ein_Bit
4.92/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite pumpkin imperial ales, you really get the flavor of both, and I have to say it's probably my favorite Heavy Seas brew.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Nyskizy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dsnyder61
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of zookerman182
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of freshcarl
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkern
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of MDHopster
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My god, I can't stand pumpkins and I love this one. It has to be served at the correct temp, around 50 degrees or a little warmer to really bring out the the bourbon barrel aging, but does the aging ever pair with the pumpkin and spices. Pumpkins are a style I can't generally abide, everyone has different tastes, but I enjoy bourbon barrel aged beers so when I saw this at the White Oak Tavern tonight, well I had to get a taste. After a taste, I ordered a full 10 oz goblet and savored every drop.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wbeaver
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of mgi020
1.92/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ccapurso
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dvmky
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of GTJayG
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Heavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
3.88 out of 5 based on 743 ratings.
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