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

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BA SCORE
79
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2,438 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 48
Gots: 339 | 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:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-10-2008

Brought back in 2010
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Ratings: 2,438 | Reviews: 626 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dsreeves
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty light brown/deep golden amber color with a full finger of off-white/orange head that dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty, like freshly baked pumpernickel bread, accompanied by notes of spices such of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, brown sugar, and all-spice. I also get a few faint notes of hops.

Taste: Great! Very malty backbone, accompanied beautifully by some excellently balanced spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar and clove. There is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and with very little carbonation. With an ABV of 5.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really enjoyed this pumpkin beer. I really like the great balance between the malt, the sweet and the spice. Solid, solid pumpkin beer. I’ll get a bottle or two next Autumn.

Photo of beaulabauve
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hsus0225
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of NickTinyRace
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer makes you want to sit back on a cool fall night by the fire place while over looking a beautiful fall landscape. The pumpkin spices fly from the beer straight to your nose. The beer has a strong cinnamon and ginger. Its almost like a gingerbread cookie with a hint of pumpkin to balance it out.

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewqueno
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing considering Sam Adams is advertised as being quality craft beer.... Not what I expect for a pumpkin ale. It's lacking in flavor and seems watered down.

Photo of xtonytx
2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyI
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours with a small cream-colored head that settled quickly in to a thin layer with little lacing. There is nice clarity to the amber liquid. The scent of pumpkin pie spices leap from the glass, making me long for whipped cream and a buttery crust. Small hints of cherry cordial. The flavor is spice-forward and a little unbalanced. Tangy, bold coriander citrus with abundant cinnamon, ginger and allspice. The amber malts and vague pumpkin flavor struggle to keep up. The mouthfeel is medium-thin with a pithy, prickly carbonation. The finish consists of burnt caramel and gingersnaps. Outside of the scent, there is little pumpkin to be found here. It's a gingerbread house in a bottle. Despite the overriding spice themes, this is surprisingly easy to drink. It is somehow cleaner than many of the other comparable offerings, which seems like a a contradiction. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of rpbisaillon
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JNForsyth
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of logan_0842
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of scootny
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A deep clear amber ale with a solid head that hangs out for quite a while. Not much lacing though but there are spots and streaks. Slow gentle carbonation rising in my Becker style glass.

Notes of caramel, pie spice. A hit of pumpkin meat , brown sugar and faint sweet alcohol. A toasted bready undercurrent and a bit of yeast fruitiness.

Taste is one of the better balanced takes in pie spice style of this ale. A sweet malty front quickly flows into a pie and spice swallow. Mild hop bitterness. Body has light caramel and mild pumpkin meat.

Feel is well carbonated and nicely weighted. A bit tingly but pleasantly so.

Good solid brew that went well with my Thanksgiving leftovers and seasonal foods.

Photo of Jason13
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DarthVorador
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gtijr06
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,438 ratings.