Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin Commercial Description:
“In the most worthy of pumpkin patches and during the silence of the midnight hour, the Heavy Seas The Great’er 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.”
Pairs well with crisp autumn weather…and the knowledge your kids will be asleep soon so you can raid their candy bags.
Additions: Bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, pumpkin, allspice and cloves
Maryland, United States
Style: Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale
Before I even read the label on this beer (which I probably should have done before tearing into), it tasted to me as if someone had dropped a shot of bourbon in the glass. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. A type of whiskey. I am not fond of whiskey.
The last time I had whiskey, I drank a bottle of wine at dinner with my best friend Gladys, we went to her friends house, we did one warm shot of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey, and I threw up all over the house of her friend, which I had never been in before. In a panic, I ran around the house, trying to hold my vomit in, opening doors to every closet in the house. It didn’t end well.
Anyway, Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin is deceivingly light in appearance given its heavy taste. It possesses a strong, hoppy finish, with a bourbon aftertaste. Hints of coconut. Possibly pairs well with turkey legs, It has the perfect beer to bourbon ratio.
Overall, it’s pretty darn good.