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RATINGS: 241   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2015
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy brownish copper with a small dark white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove mix well with the bourbon and oak. A little boozy with noticeable alcohol. Medium body. Sticky and a little thin texture. Moderately high carbonation. Bourbon and oak take a bit of a backseat on this one. Very tasty and well done though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (121) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Big bottle poured into pint glads. Thin white head. No real lacing. Beer is a cloudy amber color. A little pumpkin and some spoce notes in the aroma along with some bourbon. Taste is moderatly malty and light to medium sweet. Some pumpkin taste with moderate spicing. Some bourbon. Finish has a stong alcohol presence. Overall ok pumpkin ale with a little variation with the bourbon barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2714) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger. Flavor is intense malty pumpkin with a ton of spices. A bit of a boozy finish. Girls in yoga pants would be pleased.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (289) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours copper color with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Flavors are brown sugar, spice, pumpkin, leather and stone fruits. Noticeable booziness, Fairly cream mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2636) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. 2015 batch. Orange-amber pour with modest off-white head. The aroma is more subtle with its pumpkin spice and sweet malts. Medium body. Far more vibrant and memorable taste with big nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper spice characters. Lingering bitterness. The 2015 pumpkin ale season has begun in earnest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Cloudy brownish Amber with thin beige head; aroma is rich with hints of nutmeg, vanilla and wood; Flava is very rich notes of nutmeg/all spice subtle syrupy sweetness and slight notes of licour; feels medium to thick and chewy but with nice fizzy zing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (764) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a big pumpkin smell with cinnamon Appearance- Pours an amber color with a medium sized white head. Taste- Tastes like PUMPKIN!! Palate- A medium bodied brew with mild carbonation. Overall- A great pumpkin beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
This one is more about the pumpkin and bourbon than the pie spices, though the clove comes on in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4878) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Uptown, 3/13/15

Aroma: Strong pumpkin/vegetal aroma, spice less pronounced for style, light bourbon notes.
Appearance: A slightly cloudy darker orange color with an off white and medium, drippy lace.
Flavor: Similar to the aroma, but less vegetal, and more spice, and more bourbon.
Palate: The body is medium, with average to lively carbonation, and a bit of alcohol heat.
Overall Impression: Much more vegetal than most in the style. Kind of a yam/squash presence, especially in the nose. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from bomber thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is dirty amber brown with quickly disappearing head. Aromas of bread and spices with prune and dried fruit. Taste is of squash and spice and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A good beer.

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