Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle poured into a Goose Island nonic.
A: slightly hazy, light brown body underneath a short, off-white head that settles very quickly into a slim ring with no lacing.
S: Nice smell--very much pumpkin pie spice, but there's actual pumpkin scent, too, or perhaps that's just malt mingled with spice. Not much identifiable hopping, as far as I can tell.
T: ...interesting. The sweetness is subdued, which is good for me, but there's an upfront vegetal taste that I'm not digging. The spice comes through in the middle, with a bit of malt and bitterness later on. This tastes just okay--none of the flavors stand out, or work particularly well together.
M: A bit on the thin side, perhaps, but not bad. Carbonation is probably pretty on target for this style.
D: Pretty drinkable. It's not top-notch by pumpkin standards at all, but it goes down easy and won't turn off your average beer drinker like some of the more out-there styles do. That said, it's also not terribly interesting to drink, either.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2010 23:57:13 | More by wschmit
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