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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

Previously 9% abv under the Mutiny Fleet series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle… Hazy amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is of vanilla, pumpkin meat and clove – essentially, pumpkin pie. Full-bodied and sticky with feather-soft carbonation. Nice pumpkin pie and vanilla flavors, but a bit too alcoholic for the pumpkin and spices to really shine. Finishes boozy and raw. Less noticeable alcohol and you’ve got Southern Tier’s Pumking – a real winner. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
22 oz bottle poured into my large brandy snifter. A- Body is a uniformly translucent pumpkin hue-its pretty cloudy. Pours with a 2 finger or so smooth, creamy white head. This slowly, eventually fades to a nice thick collar. Little lacing is left behind in the glass. S- Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar stand out the most initially. Behind this is a distinct boozy astrigency. A slight bourbon sweetness can also be detected. T-There is a very good balance initially of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet bourbon, and dry oak. Its quite complex. The finish is more astrigent-with some alcohol bitterness coming through-but the spices and pumpkin have almost equal strength. What lingers is a good bit of nutmeg and cinnamon, a hint of pumpkin-and a big alcohol warmth. M- Medium to low carbonation with a slightly dry, spicy body with medium weight. D- This is a very good, different pumpkin ale. The bourbon barrels add a different character-and certainly a big kick. This is clearly a strong pumkin ale that doesn’t hide its booziness. Job well done by Clipper City here- one of my favorites from them. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2010 03:23:06

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Heavy seas greater pumpkin. 22oz bottle thanks to Adam... Pours a mostly transparent caramel orange brown with a thin frothy white head... Pumpkin, oak, and ginger in the nose and predominantly sweet for that matter... Pumpkin, spice, and a sweet vanilla barrel presence overall, almost aggresively too sweet almost to a level of a Belgian tripel. Very boozy in the aftermath and lingers on the palate for a substantial margin. Carbonation is lively while body is average. 8/4/7/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
bottle shared by Adam. pours amber with white head. nose of pumpkin and cinnamon with bourbon notes. flavors of pumpkin vanilla clove, warming sweet honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
22 oz bottle from TheEpeeist. Pours a glowing orange hazed pour, a small frothy offwhite head dies to a small ring. Aromas are typical pie spices, cinnamon and clove, some vanilla and nutmeg, pumpkin puree. Strong, a touch of oak and spirit, whiskey. Initial is some pumpkin, a touch of whiskey, warms as it goes down. A flurry of spices, vanilla, creamy with pumpkin puree. A touch of heat, oaky barrel. A bit thinned, the sweetness is taken out and the barrel sticks lightly. The spices linger, a bit warm. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Pours clear until you pour the sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Medium amber with an off-white head. Fruity aroma hints of apple cider. A lot of alcohol in the flavor that stands in the way of what else may be there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) clearish orange with very few bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, bourbon and wood. Taste of pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, wood and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ryan. Milky orange with a thin white head. Big pumpkin pie spice nose. Flavor is pumpkin spice with nice undertones of bourbon, and vanilla. Didn’t really notice any oak aroma or flavor though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Strong spice nose, lots of nutmeg and cinnamon, lots of sweetness, some light vegetal pumpkin, and a bit of bourbon. The taste moderately sweet, lots of pumpkin and spice, some bourbon and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 Courtesy or ryan

Bottle: The aroma is loaded with pumpkin pie spice...lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with some sweet caramel. There’s a nice cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg presence. The finish isn’t hot, but the bourbon is a little strong along with vanilla. The bourbon is a little distracting for someone who really likes pumpkin beers. Medium-full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

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