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RATINGS: 228   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Poured 22 oz in a pint glass. Of note this is the first beer my wife and I completely disagree on. She thought it was too boozy. I thought it was fall in a glass. It poured amber in color nice pumpkin and spice balance. The oak barrel aging really completes this beer. I enjoyed it more than the great pumpkin ale.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Crisp amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall, slightly off-white head. Aroma of pure squash, alcohol, raisins, figs, earth, prunes, dates and more pumpkin/squash. Full-bodied; Super dense mouthful with a lot of squash, alcohol, raisins, earth, figs, alcohol and caramelised sugar notes without any major depth. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness, a big deal of earthiness and pungency and quite a bit of alcohol throughout. Overall, a nice beer with some good flavours and a definite squash-based beer, but lacking in other aspects, especially with depth and complexity. Still, nice to try, but expensive of course as a large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 05-October-2014 for US$8,49 (Bottle #14154?), sampled at home in Washington a few steps away on 13-December-2014.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy cherry color the aroma is a malty aroma and the taste is spices of cinnamon and cloves with a bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavors of cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, some oak and vanilla, Slightly boozy finsih.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma has pumpkin and light spice. The taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, alcohol. Okay

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at 800 degrees pours a hazy amber with a small off white head. Big bourbon pumpkin and nutmeg taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
It's a very robust pumpkin ale and has a lots slices with very copper color and low hops, very thick. Good beer all the way for the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap. Pours murky orange with thin head fad fast. Aroma of spice and pumpkin. Taste is moderately sweet with spices and slight oak and vanilla

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with low head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, sweet pumpkin spice. Taste is similar, well balanced booze and a medium spice bill, pretty tasty

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (422) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
poured from a bottle. My favorite pumpkin so far. Probably had to do with the abv. Good spices, sweet pumpkin flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (799) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Mild aroma of malt, caramel, and pumpkin spice. Orange colour with a viscous feel. Taste of malt, bourbon and spice. Spicy malt finish.


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