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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.6
NikkTwist (3306) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy amber pour. Carbonation strong enough to keep a thin fizzy ring treading water around the edges. Not your usual pumpkin brew. More spicy than pumpkiny yet somehow not Pumpkin Pie Spice flavored. A hint of fresh pumpkin. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Medium vanilla caramel malts. Orange peels. Ginger. There is also just enough tartness to balance out the sugars. Enough astringent oak tannins to linger after the finish and dry things out so you want that next sip. Subtly well constructed.

3.2
DialSquare (5122) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: copper pour, white head. aroma of pumpkin spice. tastes have pumpkin and bit of bourbon, light spice, wood, molasses. light to medium. too sweet. so... tired... of pumpkin beers.

3.6
RRistow12 (929) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky dark orange with slightly off white head. Aroma is quite spice driven with all spice, cloves, cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is moderately sweet with flavors of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, all spice, caramel. Just a hint of oak and bourbon. Really not much bourbon taste and I'm not sure I would have picked it up without knowing beforehand. Overall a very well done pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
cheap (6009) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Come on, a small draft for $10? WTF? Dude, where’s my wallet? Smell is cloyingly sweet with perhaps a slight olfactory of pumpkin, but I must say its more of spice than pumpkin. Yes, taste is also cloyingly sweet with a warming effect as it goes down. Taste does have a little of pumpkin spice but I think the pumpkin is absent. Finish ends with a slight hint of tartness which turns this rather unacceptable beer into something just a little more palatable. Quite disappointing overall, like most pumpking beers today, lets stress the alky and forget about the drinkability. For a beer that cost as much as a sixpack or 2, this was not worth it.

4.4
tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin, bourbon, pumpkin pie spices, woody, Appearance: clear light amber, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, pumpkin and spices, bourbon Palate: medium body, sticky feel, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4
hman43 (1747) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
It pours orange with clouding, a nice head and lacing. There are aromas of cinnamon, allspice, clove, and pumpkin. It has initial flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, allspice, then the bourbon becomes evident with brown sugar and oak. It has alcohol warming and bourbon characters on the palate. It is a complex, but extremely well done brew.

3.5
williamstome (1958) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Deep brown pour with orange tones, small white head. Aroma of pumpkn and whisky with notes of roast, earth, and spice. Flavor of pumpkin, bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, and booze. Quite sweet.

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jhp40219 (449) - 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.

3.1
SteveOrz85 (249) - 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.

3.8
Shag (3036) - 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.


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