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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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3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (8167) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-amber color with lots of little floaters and a medium sized foamy orange-beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was moderately strong cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with faint caramel and bourbon. The flavor was toasted caramel, cinnamon sugar and nutmeg with a faint bourbon note and a sour almost rancid off presence that really detracted. Medium finish and body. Ok.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is bourbon, spice. Taste is alcohol, bourbon, spice, light malt.


3.8
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange pour with an averaged size off white head. Aromas of spices, some pumpkin, and lighter barrel aging. Tastes of bourbon, spices, pumpkins, vanilla, and some wood. Does not smell barrel aged but tastes like it.

3.5
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a fine bubbled off white head in this glass; light, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is earthy oak / bourbon dominant. The flavor profile begins with the vanilla / oak / light bourbon notes. The base beer , which I just had , brings in the spicy pumpkin notes, with a light bitter hop note near the finish. I don’t feel like this beer blends amazingly well - but It was a nice attempt

3.8
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Ok, this is more like it. Most of the pumkin beers I’ve had this year were heavy on the spices, light on the earthy pumpkin flavors, but not this one. Pours amber/orange with a decent white head. Aroma is very spicy, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, kinda sour. The taste is even better - lots of squashy pumpkin, spices like vanilla and nutmeg, oakey vanilla, caramel. Finishes sour and kinda citrusy. Its got a lot going on and I wouldn’t want to drink more than one, but taken in a small amount it was great.

3.8
Johnsense (1775) - - NOV 16, 2011
Shared with Sammy. Orange pour with a fairly big head. Pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, cinnamon and a bit of wood in the nose. Taste was fantastic - Pumpkin pie with vanilla, a bit of allspice, cinnamon - barrel integrated perfectly here. Wouldn’t drink more than one but a great way to end a October session.

3.9
BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Cask. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smooth bourbon, vanilla, oak, pumpkin and spices, and caramel malt. Flavor is pumpkin, heavy spices, caramel and biscuit malt, no bitterness or hops, smooth bourbon, and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation.

3.7
Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
One of the better pumpkin beers we have had, among a great 2011 crop. Bottle picked up in New york. Orange body, with bright tastes of orange, ginger, cinammon. Very fresh tasting although aged from last year. This ageing led to a balance and a dangerous smooth drinking. Bourbon added complexity without taking over or feeling boozy.

3.7
bigguns22 (805) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours color of apple cider with medium tan head.Aroma is very yeasty and a touch sour.Flavor is awesome the bourbon and oak start you off then yeast and spices like clove,cinnamon and nutmeg .

3.4
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Orange color with white head. Sweet aroma with pumpkin, cinnamon, bourbon, and vanilla. Sweet spicy flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out followed by vanilla and bourbon flavors. The high alcohol flavor is apparent but not overpowering.This is another good beer from heavy seas.


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