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

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,424 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 47
Gots: 301 | 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)
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Reviews by kflorence:
Photo of kflorence
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep, cherry, amber in color with some golden hues near the edges of the glass when held up to the light. A good amount of foamy head sits atop, but dissipates quickly to almost nothing and doesn't leave much lacing around, either. Carbonation looks good.

S: Earthy, manure and sweet, candy-like pumpkin aroma with a malty backbone and some spice. Not very appealing to me, and has an air of "fakeness" to it.

T: Very sweet up front with caramel and molasses malts followed by a lot of pumpkin and spice, bittering on the backend with a slight hop presence. The spice doesn't sit well with me, though I imagine pumpkin fans would appreciate this.

M: Medium bodied with light and active carbonation. A bit thin on the tongue, could use a little more chewiness. It would be quite drinkable for those who can palate the flavor.

O: I was disappointed with this one, but perhaps it's just me. I guess I just don't really care much for pumpkin and spice in beer, or, at the least, I'm just not in the mood for it. I found it quite hard to drink and I think I'll pass on this one in the future. That said, I gave the remaining brews to my buddy who promptly drank them down and said he quite liked them, so don't let my review deter you. A solid offering from the Boston Brewing Company, just not for me!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Appearance: Clear deep amber in color with a large, dense off-white head, which persists quite well. Thin Belgian-type lacing coats the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising. (3.75/5.0)

Aroma: Pumpkin pie spices dominates the aroma, with cloves and cinnamon particularly notable. Pumpkin is also prominent, as well as dark malt and a mild grassy hop presence. (4.0/5.0)

Taste: Opens with prominent pumpkin, dark malt, and pumpkin pie spices. As the taste progresses, the pumpkin pie spices really shine, with cinnamon being particularly notable. Brown sugar is also prominent. Throughout the taste, there is an undercurrent of pumpkin. Finishes with lingering pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and mild herbal hops. (4.0/5.0)

Mouth feel: Smooth soft and pleasant, with zesty carbonation, (3.75/4.0)

Drinkability/notes: Very nice, one of the nicer pumpkin seasonals, well worth a try. It seems a fitting companion to the Autumn Equinox tonight. (4.0/5.0)

Presentation: Packagedin a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of auchickie
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Driver8k
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sdsimkins
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MikeC144
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of joel_bou
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jonny1138
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of BK2084
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.