Heavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin | Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Great’ER PumpkinHeavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin
BA SCORE
3.91/5
747 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#6,527
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
747
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
129
Trade:
4
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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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This was so good! Just the right pumpkin and not bitter! VERY strong! Had a 22oz and was wasted! LOL

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Heavy Seas - Great’ER Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 747 ratings
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