Heavy Seas – The Great Pumpkin

22 oz bomber from Green’s, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pumpkin beers are a strange beast as far as I am concerned, and this is no exception.
Essentially pumpkin products are virtually unknown in England, and when one considers that amount of pumpkin related stuff that is shoved down your throat in the USA, the contrast is really quite stark. Also, given the disappointment that I had with Prosit and the horrible expeience of the Big DIPA (that was almost undrinkable), I’m a touch wary to say the least. I also had Terrapin’s Pumpkinfest a couple of nights ago and it sat very poorly with me too.
Pour here yields a very nice, bright orange body with good clarity. Color is great with good depth. Head fades but leaves a little wispy lace.
Nose has the requisite sice elements but also introduces the classic, band-aid phenol as well.
Tastes are not quite as aggressive as the nose may suggest. Light spices but coupled with a dryish, alcohol based finish. Aftertaste is a touch on the solvent side of things with a lingering turn on the extremeties of the tongue. Burns slightly.
A decent pumpkin but these things are just never going to be my favorite. I don’t really get them.

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10/11/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.53
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