The Greater Pumpkin (Heavy Seas)

 

The Greater Pumpkin is a Heavy Seas effort that vanquishes a great many of the faults associated with the pumpkin ale style and creates something that is heavy, intense, and fun all in the space of a 22 ounce bomber. The ale pours with a dark brown, mahogany to orange coloration and small wisps of a lightish-tan head that tenaciously remains on top of the glass. There is a powerful boozy nose to the beer that showcases some of the notes that will become prevalent as one takes their initial sip. The bourbon flavor is really light here, which means that the pumpkin flavor can be discerned while the little bits of vanilla and whiskey that one tastes work in harmony with the beer rather than wholly taking over. Continue reading “The Greater Pumpkin (Heavy Seas)”