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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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2,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,116
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 182 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brought back in 2010

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-10-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,116 | Reviews: 587 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin pours to a reddish/copper hue and it produces a nice, attractive head of foam that holds its own for a while, then gradually subsides and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose on this beer is interesting, featuring spices, caramel, and some nut aromas.

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin has plenty of dessert- like flavors and the most noticeable are the spices and pumpkin. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger are obvious, but there are some other flavors lurking, such as toasted malt, a touch of brown sugar, and some vanilla.

Tasting this beer truly is like eating dessert and as I evaluated the flavor, I kept thinking of pumpkin pies, spicy cake, and the different desserts with which this beer could easily be paired. I also kept thinking about how much I appreciate the more balanced flavor profile that still manages to taste like beer in spite of the spices. I can think of several different pumpkin beers and other seasonal products that take the spiciness way too far- to the point where they no longer seem like beer. With Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin, it is easy to tell that this beer has some malt character and even though the spices dominate, there is still enough malt character to balance out the flavor.

Another good quality with this beer is the fact that the flavor is more natural overall. Some pumpkin beers rely on artificial extracts to achieve their flavor, but this one uses real pumpkin and it is evident in the taste. With all things considered, the beer easily rates above average and it is one of the better pumpkin brews available.

BryanCarey, Aug 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured into a standard pint a rich deep rich copper/bronze with a thinner slight off white head atop,aromas are not overspiced wich is a very good thing,toasty with a little cardamom and mace,faint cinnamon in there as well.A lighter mouthfeel detracts from the flavors and richness of the beer in my opinion.Flavors have a real pumpkin flair to them,again the spice is held in check well,and its quite warm and toasty.A solid pumpkin ale,bump up the body on this and it would be great.

oberon, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +14.9%

aszatk01, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

tectactoe, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

OhioBobcat, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

npala86, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Driver8k
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Driver8k, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of sdsimkins
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

sdsimkins, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

markallmon, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +14.9%

sabitu, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of jonny1138
3/5  rDev -13.8%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%

Very pretty beer. In a pint glass was a beautiful cherry amber color with a tan head.
It smelled like a pumpkin pie: pumpkin and spice.
Tasted like pumpkin pie also, with a little bit of caramel malt.
Very smooth.
Not a big pumpkin beer fancier, but this one was pretty good.

lordofthewiens, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

SD-Alefan, May 23, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

csmartin6, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%

A - Pours deep amber with two fingers of creamy head that has decent retention.

S - Nice pumpkin aroma up front, with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Spice aromas seem more secondary than in pumpkin beers. Also a nice caramel malt presence.

T - The spices are way more pronounced in the taste than the smell, undesirably so. All pumpkin elements from the aroma are completely overrun by the spices, especially on the finish. Smelled much better than it tasted.

M - Moderately creamy mouthfeel gives way to dryness from the spices on the finish.

O - Drinkable, but the overly intense spice isn't desirable.

warnerry, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of BK2084
4/5  rDev +14.9%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -13.8%

DWolf, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of twi1609372
4/5  rDev +14.9%

honestly not a bad overall beer. the spices definitely do cancel out most of the pumpkin flavor, whatever pumpkin flavor there is its pretty mild.that said, it is refreshing, quite drinkable and has a good taste overall

twi1609372, Sep 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

40451, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

TTripp725, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle

Appearance: Its body has a very nice deep reddish amber color with very clarity. From the pour it makes a good inch of creamy off white foam. It quickly settles down to thin covering that just hangs on to the last sip with the help of a few quick swirls. At the top of the glass it leaves some cool lace patterns.

Smell: The aroma has mostly cinnamon notes with some other pie spices over rich dark bready and pie crust like malts.

Taste/Palate: There is a pleasant cinnamon and pie spice character with mild bitterness though out. Pumpkin or squash like flavor is very light but it is there and it is supported buy sweet bready and toasty pie crust like malty flavor notes. The finish is fairly quick with mild bitterness and spice.

Notes: I am really loving this beer right now. This one is a stand out in an already solid fall mixed pack.

generallee, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of bishopdc0
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%

Beer pours dark amber in color with an initial thick head. The head dissipates but still covers the whole of the beer. It is still dense bubbles. The color is nice.

The aroma is sweet to start, it has a spiciness that isnt over the top. The mix of pumpkin and malt works well unlike many pumpkin beer that are just spices.

Carbonation is upfront and builds to fill the mouth. The malt is sweet with a taste of nutmeg and cinnamon in the midst of it all pumpkin makes a presents.

bishopdc0, Jan 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 04, 2013
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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,116 ratings.