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

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 32
Gots: 83 | 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: 1,885 | Reviews: 567 | Display Reviews Only:
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-24-2013 04:11:56 | More by ScaryEd
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NEO68710

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 01:17:00 | More by NEO68710
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npala86

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-23-2013 00:50:25 | More by sgregory
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Hdredfern

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

08-22-2013 15:55:44 | More by Hdredfern
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BeerInspector

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 03:00:10 | More by BeerInspector
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-21-2013 13:13:56 | More by DuffDaddy
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2013 21:14:46 | More by dalepryor
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2013 05:37:41 | More by silverking
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery in Linglestown. Enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a spiegelgau glass.

THe color is dark copper with translucent clarity with thin tan cap with average bead. The lace clings well. The smell is full of spice with some pumpkin elemnts with light allspice and gentle cinnamon notes with a nutmeg-like citrus woody ester and mild caramel with light vegetal aroma. The feel is good with some moderately spiced and warmth of cinnamon with creamy body and slight sweetness with a semi-dry finish with moderate amount of carbonation and lightly tangy tinge lingers.

The taste is good with mild malt fullness supporting an allspice-like pepper and cinnamon flavor up front with more caramel malt flavors in the middle and light vegetal taste with subtle yeast and tangy nutmeg-like spice toward the back end. The overall take is this is substantially spiced and mostly malty but not overboard in either sense -a pretty decent pumpkin ale, but not the best there is.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:17:49 | More by Slatetank
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2013 01:05:15 | More by warpedrevolution
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rmargeson

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-19-2013 22:31:47 | More by rmargeson
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 03:49:41 | More by BostonHops
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 01:24:59 | More by MidwestBA
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-19-2013 00:41:47 | More by Chrash16
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Featured in the Harvest Collection 12-pack, this pumpkin ale boasts 17 pounds of pumpkin per barrel per the labeling but the flavors just don't add up here. Spices are a bit overwhelming and pumpkin flavor is a bit underwhelming, although things are more balanced in the smell than taste. There are also flavors of caramel and hops, but the nutmeg/cinnamon/brown sugar (I can't put my finger on all of the spices) unfortunately present the backbone of this underachieving pumpkin ale. A decent beer, but it's not Sam Adams quality.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:11:09 | More by DeFaz
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Lucoli

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-18-2013 23:56:46 | More by Lucoli
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 23:33:32 | More by smb71481
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mixed_master7

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

08-18-2013 22:24:09 | More by mixed_master7
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Wrex68

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-18-2013 21:55:25 | More by Wrex68
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint.

A: Medium-dark brown. Pours a one finger, foamy head. Settles slowly. No real lacing.

S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

T: Earthy malt grains, with a slight hint of pumpkin, but more prominently the fall spice that goes along with it. Like pumpkin pie... without the pumpkin.

M: Surprisingly light body, gritty feel and a little shallow. A bit of pungent aftertaste.

D: Consume session style.

Atmosphere is decent. Fair head, but no real lacing. Nose pumpkin pie. Earthy and gritty, fall spices and little of the namesake pumpkin. A bit pungent in the end. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:27:14 | More by bmwats
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 15:48:37 | More by FreshHawk
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 14:04:29 | More by szmnnl99
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JGrummell

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 05:22:33 | More by JGrummell
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mtc23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-18-2013 01:38:01 | More by mtc23
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.