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

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2,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 39
Gots: 146 | 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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Ratings: 2,023 | Reviews: 575 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by punky796:
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punky796

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark, clear reddish brown, about a finger of tan head, low to medium lacing.

S - Pumpkin, of course, strong nutmeg, almost some kind of pepper-y spice as well.

T - The nutmeg sensation is probably stronger even than the pumpkin, not that that's a bad thing. A pretty spicy flavor. Some good old malt in there, too.

M - Nothing out of the ordinary. Creamy, but not as heavy as you might expect for this type of beer.

O - Not too bad, but not their best. Maybe if the spicing was dialed back a little bit, I would rate it higher. Still very drinkable, but it's a novelty.

09-15-2012 06:11:26 | More by punky796
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-16-2012 19:13:43 | More by aszatk01
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-09-2012 19:34:17 | More by tectactoe
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-26-2013 00:57:28 | More by OhioBobcat
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npala86

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2013 15:02:02 | More by npala86
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-07-2014 00:47:51 | More by GameOfBeers
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Driver8k

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-23-2013 02:22:34 | More by Driver8k
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sdsimkins

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-16-2013 15:07:29 | More by sdsimkins
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-09-2014 14:52:08 | More by MikeC144
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markallmon

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-20-2012 00:11:42 | More by markallmon
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-07-2012 00:10:09 | More by sabitu
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -14%

06-21-2014 21:36:48 | More by jonny1138
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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.
Very smooth.
Not a big pumpkin beer fancier, but this one was pretty good.

09-15-2010 01:26:54 | More by lordofthewiens
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2014 13:52:30 | More by SD-Alefan
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-28-2012 21:46:24 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

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
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-25-2012 03:04:55 | More by BK2084
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

10-30-2013 01:56:52 | More by DWolf
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40451

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.7%

05-19-2012 01:03:59 | More by 40451
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-28-2013 05:15:01 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

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
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bishopdc0

Maine

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
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-04-2013 04:47:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-25-2011 07:29:48 | More by TimoP
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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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