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

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1828
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%


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)
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TheCondor

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into the pint glass. Part of the Fall seasonal collection.

Appearance - Pours a transparent brown color, like that of oak, with a decent one and a half finger head that slowly recedes into the brew.

Smell - The fact that this was a pumpkin ale could have been detected right here in a blind test. Allspice, brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie all coalesce into a tasty smelling brew. Its' a beer that smells like pumpkin pie. What's not to like?

Taste - Same as the nose. The initial hit is malty, but the spices come on strong soon after and stay with you. Again, everything that makes pumpkin pie tasty is in this brew, almost as if you are drinking pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, allspice, clove, etc.

Mouthfeel - Finishes with a bit of the spices, but mostly just a little watery. Medium high carbonation. No hint of bitterness.

Overall - I liked this brew. I know there are much better fall seasonals out there, much better pumpkin ales, etc. But this is a good offering from BBC/SA, and I really like. I would recommend it to all, even those not necessarily in the craft beer scene. Its' a solid fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 17:56:18 | More by TheCondor
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Review from notes: January 18th, 2014.

A: Copper with thin white head. Good retention, some bubbles.

S: Pumpkin. Nutmeg and clove.

T: Sweet pumpkin, minimal spices. Very drinkable.

M: Nice carbonation, thin mouthfeel.

O: Good. I wasn't excited about this beer (it was in a fall sampler), but it wound up being a nice surprise. The best description for this beer is its name, "pumpkin ale". It tastes like an ale injected with pumpkin juice.

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