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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice per barrel for this fall brew. We add the pumpkin during the mash at precisely the right time to create just the perfect balance of malt, hops, pumpkin and spice.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
cloudy orange, smooth offwhite head. spicy sweet aroma, pupkin, fant bitterness flavor is way too spicy. cinnamon , faint pumpkin

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009
Name: Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin
Date: October 12, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: big sweet pumpkin aroma with lots of spices
Flavor: sweet pumpkin and malt flavor, well balanced spices, light bitterness follows the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, sweetness, ´spice and fruits. Flavour of pumpkin, fruits, spice, herbs and some light sweetness. medium bodied. Dry fruity end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Hazy orange with a medium beige head. Spicy aroma with cinnamon and pumpkins. Flavour had punpkins, cinnamon and and malty hints.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10087) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Pours clear copper-amber with no head. Aroma is huge spice nose, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice, pumpkin and bubble gum notes. Flavor is huge spice, lightly peppery, moderate malt, and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle… Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Very nice swirling retention. Spicy, pumpkin pie aromatics mingle with toffee malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor – nice pumpkin presence. Spicy, bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2009
orange pour. This one has the normal pumpkin and spice aroma but also has more hops than most pumpkin beers. And flavor is much hoppier than most pumpkins. The minute you think the spice and pumpkin might be too much you get a really nice hit of hops. A really good twist on the normal pumpkin beer,.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium and hazy orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices. Tastes of the same pumpkin, spices, and pumpkin pie. This one definitely has the spices in it. Spicy and medium alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA, opened 6/28/11. This has a bit of age on it. Pours a hazy orange color with gobs of floating matter. Large creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, squash, clove and other spices. The taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, pie spices, a bit of squash. Medium-full bodied. Cracking this the wrong season, but its quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear orange with a giant, off-white, yellowish head. Excellent retention. Nose is decent pumpkin pie with odd maltiness. Citrus overtones. Taste is cinnamon, and spices with not quite the body that you are expecting. Thinner, astringent, dry cinnamon powder. Tastes like decent beer with a spoonful of cinnamon. One dimensional. Too gimmicky. Need to get a good base beer down first before adding a crapload of cinnamon. Thinner than expected.


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