Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by HoustonTX:
3.83/5 rDev +9.7%
Picked up the 2011 Harvest Collection 12 pack, which contains the Pumpkin Ale as the highlight and their newly bottled Rauchebier.
First beer of the night, and with the temperatures lingering at or above 100 degrees, it definitely does not feel like Fall yet.
This beer has your typical rustic amber body, highlights of orange and ruby with strong carbonation along with a fluffy white half inch head.
Aroma is very aromatic, fresh baked pumpkin with spices. Cinnamon, all spice, cloves, nutmeg. Rich with sweetness. Caramel and earthy malt base.
Taste is huge for the ABV, very reminiscent of Dogfish Heads Pumpkin Ale. Very much like the nose, with a stronger malt presence. Spices are strong but lead to a slick mouthfeel. Strong yet delicious.
Harvest Pumpkin Ale has some surprisingly good characteristics. It's a much bigger beer than it really is. The flavors are highly present and very assertive. You can drink one of these and thoroughly enjoy it and then move onto something more sessionable.
08-06-2011 04:18:05 | More by HoustonTX
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3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
09-09-2011 22:09:57 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
Not a big pumpkin beer fancier, but this one was pretty good.
09-15-2010 01:26:54 | More by lordofthewiens
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
10-24-2011 16:47:36 | More by warnerry
4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
09-29-2010 13:34:19 | More by generallee
3.05/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
01-04-2011 23:04:57 | More by bishopdc0
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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