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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
jw0406 (1302) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12 oz draft pours a orange/amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, and spice. Medium bodied, a little boozy, but still good

4.3
Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Orange pour, good head. Pumpkin aroma. About a perfect blend of bourbon and pumpkin. I usually don’t like bourbon aged and I usually hate pumpkin ales, bit I really liked this. Sweet, but balanced by the bourbon burn. Damned good.

3.3
obguthr (6593) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Cumquat and orange aroma. Hazy orange, thin yellow head, some floaties. Alcohol is very prominent, fullish body. Triple sec flavor with a decidedly sour cumquat presence. Once the initial sourness subsides, subtle pumpkin and nutmeg notes appear. Finishes with light orange peel. Not overly spiced, well hopped, too hot, too sour. Either I appreciate it more once I get used to it or it genuinely improves upon warming. Certainly unusual, but I’m not a fan.

3
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Nice amber color with a small but foamy head. The aroma has a strong bourbon barrel aspect with pumpkin coming in faintly. The taste is sweet up front and a bit sour at the end but mellows as my palate adjusts. The pumpkin spice is present but blends well in the bourbon flavors. The bourbon flavor itself is a little strong for my tastes. Finish is clean and puckering.

2.7
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours orange with a white head. Smells of pumpkin pie spices, chewable vitamins, tarte. Tastes tarte and buttery with some spicy hints on the finish. Disappointing.

2.8
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Oak/bourbon and heavy cinnamon aroma. Orange color, thin quickly dissipating head, suspended sediment floating throughout the beer. Whiskey, spice, and an ever so slight pumpkin flavor. Would like to try the regular version, as this was so boozy it overwhelmed any other flavors.

4
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid orange, like a jack-o-lantern, with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, spice, orange marmalade, mild apple and nutmeg. Tastes of pumpkin, a bit of alcoholic heat, a lot of spices including pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some brown sugary and cidery notes. Finishes with more oaky bourbon as it warms, and it all goes together quite well. This one would be great warmed up. I score this one tied with the regular version, for reasons similar to the Yeti Factor (YF).

3.4
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark, burnt orange with an off-white head. Some bourbon and wood characters with nutmeg spice and even like an Asian cuisine spice to it. I got some pumpkin sweetness but not as pumpkin forward a I would hope for.

3.7
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle poured into a snifter is slightly cloudy orange with a whie head. Aromas of vanilla, sour, booze, and spices. Taste is booze, vanilla, sour, but it all works, different than any other pumpkin beer inhale tried. Overall a very interesting a delicious beer.

3.8
zizzybalubba (1880) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Virginia Beach, VA. Murky orange pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is more whiskey than bourbon with a hint of booze that is more sour than bourbon. Faint pumpkin pie spices creep up in the background of the aroma. The flavor is a very nice blend of oak and vanilla with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. This is far from your average pumpkin ale. Very well done.


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