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

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,388 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,388
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 47
Gots: 292 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -21%

2GOOFY, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hellpop65, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Number3red, Oct 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Gatordaddy, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

tommy2x, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep copper color. Notes of pumpkin and light spices on the nose. Taste follows. Overall, it's a very mild profile. Not bad, but not really pronounced in any way. The spice is still there and there is a malty smoothness in there too. I like it, but I wouldn't buy a six pack of it when I could get something like Punkin or even Sam Adams' own Fat Jack.

TheRealBigC, Oct 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

bobojuice, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

heybrewtiful, Oct 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

jnr011, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

shockrocker65, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

nheinzie57, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish brown, with a thin creamy tan head. Aromas of plums and a hint of cinnamon. Taste begins with a nutmeg, and vanilla beginning, followed by some cinnamon, a little bit of whole wheat bread, and an earthy, slightly tangy finish. Mouthfeel is relatively full. Overall pretty good, tastes a bit like a pumpkin homebrew I made last year.

tronester, Oct 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

JakeDebus, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

norinco, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

gungoat, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

weizenbob, Oct 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jeanphony, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

malrcan121, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BlesstheHarvest, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

hkyplyr73, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ouits, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of mscudder
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint.

A - A amber/ruby hue with a thin ivory head. Poor retention and lacing.

S - Pumpkin puree, big spices, nutmeg and caramel malts. Nice and sweet.

T - Toasted bready malts carry this beer. Sweetness from flavor observed in the nose are all in attendance. A nice blend of the sweet puree alongside the seasonal warm spices. Gentle spicy finish.

M - A thin medium body with moderate carbonation.

O - Way better than I anticipated. I must say if this beer was a bit closer to the syrupy end this would be one of my favorite pumpkin brews! That aside, this beer is a great showing.

mscudder, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

archero, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer pours a very deep ruby mahogany color. An off-white head recedes to a random circle of film on top while little or no lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is very straight-forward and every bit of what we expect in these pumpkin ales: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Only faint real pumkpin can be found underneath all of the spice.

The taste is spicy from the start. A good cinnamon spiciness comes forth. As with the aroma, I get a lot of spices in this, allspice, ginger, and maybe even some brown sugar to add some weight.

The mouthfeel is a bit astringent and bitter in the finish. A metallic carbonated feel.

Overall, this isn't offensive, but it feel like a Pumpkin Spice Ale, instead of just Pumpkin, it's a bit too spiced, and the mouthfeel is very generic. Definitely nothing wrong with going through a sixer, but there are some better ones out there as well.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 21, 2012
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,388 ratings.