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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Great pumpkin Charlie Brown. Hazy orange. This is a great pumpkin. Aroma and taste. Good shit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2311) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours orangey clear, nice white head. Cinnamon, cloves, spicing. Pumpkin...duh. Malty, gingerbread cookies etc. Similar to Pumking- really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Hazy, amber-rust color with an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of intense pumpkin fruit, pie spices, vanilla, dried apricot, caramel and bread. Taste of cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin pie spices and fruit, bourbon, apricot and vanilla. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. A great pumpkin ale that tastes like a great beer and like pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (430) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a sweet bourbon scent. I liked this one quite bit. One of the better pumpkins I’ve tried in a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body has a deep reddish orange amber color with fine yeast sediment floating around giving it a hazy look. From the pour I got a small off white head that quickly fades to fine layer of foam with a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is good. Right away there is a noticeable whiskey presence. Notes of the booze, the vanilla, and some oak notes mingle with honey sweet malt notes and pie spice in the nose. Right up front I get the bourbon whiskey notes with hints of vanilla, caramel and a slight touch of oak. This plays well with the base malt which has some honey like sweetness, pie spice and a hint of pumpkin squash flavor. The finish has some sweet boozy warmth from the 9% ABV that adds to the bourbon character. It also carries some of the pie spice and some mellow hop bitterness deep into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (198) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft sample. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Tastes like pumpkin pie.The pumpkin and spices are perfectly balanced with the bourbon. Nothing stands out in place of the others and it works terrifically. An excellent pumpkin beer......even if its April.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Smells of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, with a touch of bourbon. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, bourbon, and subtle hints of wood. Medium-bodied with a slick wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet The Greater Pumpkin (2013) finishes with a lingering spiciness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Darker amber brew with off white head. Big aroma dominated by cinnamon and other pumpkin spices, bourbon and booze. Taste is sweet malt and sour fruit (pumpkin) p front with a rather heavy handed spice coming forward and an added layer of bourbon and booziness in the finish. Big brew - lots of flavor and a kick. A bit much, to be frank.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 oz bomber. The pour is a hazy amber with a decent off white head and some spotty lace. The nose is distinctly pumpkin. There is some various note of spice, cinnamon and all spice and a the light vanilla from the bourbon barrel. The flavor has much more vanilla, and the spices take a back seat to that. There is a light pumpkin presence, but the barrel dominates the flavor. The mouth feel is velvety, almost creamy with a delightful lingering in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma is sweet and bourbon. Dry, bourbon taste. Big beer, but 10% abv not so noticeable. ---AJ's Approval


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