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

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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2,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 177 | 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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3/5  rDev -14%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

ethanmc12, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

patm185, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

plinythederek, Oct 10, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance: Pours dark amber/copper with about one finger of off-white foam which quickly reduces to a very thin layer of longer lasting foam.

Smell: Sharp pumpkin smell, slightly toasted/malty, hints of other warm spices like clove and nutmeg

Taste: Starts malty/sweet and finishes with a very slight bitterness with a moderate pumpkin throughout. slight hints of nutmeg,clove,caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: A good beer with out being too strongly pumpkin flavored, however the high amount of carbonation didn't really fit in with the style of the beer. Worth a try.

MajorTim, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

mitch3114, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Eando35, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of hdf561
3/5  rDev -14%

Had in a bottle in make your own 6 pack

The initial smell was almost overpowering, I could distinctly smell every spice in this beer, to be honest it was a tad overwhelming and made me sneeze.

The taste was much more mild, able to still taste the spices, and pumpkin flavor but not as harsh as the smell.

The mouthfeel was very smooth, with little to no aftertaste.

Overall this was a solid beer, that I would have again just not as good as other offerings.

hdf561, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Bobk80, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Omnium, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

mrfrancis, Oct 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

ToddHolder, Oct 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

twenty5, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

atomicskier1889, Oct 08, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -0.9%

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pumpkin pie are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste has a little bit of sweetness and has flavors resembling what you would find in pumpkin pie.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer isn't overly complex, but it has nice flavors of pumpkin pie and isn't overly sweet.

metter98, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

mdavidson, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

GratefulEdd, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Mess, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

kuhndog, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

MrJuengling, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

zbjk02, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

jdash3d, Oct 05, 2013
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2.91/5  rDev -16.6%

Aroma: Light spice notes up front. Reminds me of cinnamon and nutmeg. Possible clove aromatics as the beer warms.

Appearance: Ruby red with a low off white head.

Flavor: More nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Earthy background hops provide some bitterness. Balance is to the malt which is doughy and present among all the spices. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. No astringency, creaminess, or warmth.

Overall impression: A spicy, easy drinking brown ale. The spices seem kind of disjointed and nothing jumps out at me and says "pumpkin" but maybe that's ok. Appropriate for the season.

mattcrill, Oct 05, 2013
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.