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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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2,436 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,436
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 48
Gots: 333 | 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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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: A clear amber that is very clear, hear maybe 1/3" with a slightly off-white head with a light light orange tint to it.

Smell: Has a hardcore smell of nutmeg and pumpkin, almost like an imperial and honestly when it comes to it; it is!

taste: Little sweet it has a slight downside to it, it feels a little like soda. I know using that word in comparison to beer is an insult but this one has one of those feels you tend to forget it is beer.

Mouth: Sharp texture that feels a little bit of extra bubbly.

Overall:Not a bad brew at all, It is extremely tasty and well crafted. I honestly prefer imperial pumpkin over any regular pumpkin ale but this one is just borderline. Considering price and how easy to find it might end up on the top when it comes to pumpkins. Salud!

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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1.45/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle poured into standard pint glass. Only purchased a single as part of a pumpkin variety pack to try many brands.

A: Nice amber color, rich looking beer. Not much of a head to speak of.

S: I honestly didn't smell anything. Not spices, not pumpkin, nothing. Normally, in other beers of this style, I can pick up on heavy clove or at least a nice nutmeg aroma. This beer had absolutely no smell. Not even a typical beer smell.

T: There was very little to speak of in terms of taste. I couldn't taste any spices and only a very faint hint of pumpkin. In all honestly, it tasted like Pumpkin-flavored San Pellegrino. It barely even tasted alcoholic. Very thin, very bland, almost water-like. Only in the aftertaste could I even get a hint of the spice, but I need more than that from a pumpkin beer.

M: The mouthfeel was extremely thin. There was a good bit of carbonation, but behind that was a very flat and thin feel. My tongue felt like it was punching through the carbonation and reaching something like water. On the flipside, it make this a very drinkable beer, but not in the way you'd want it to be.

O: I don't know if I got a bad batch or what, but this honestly did not even taste like a beer. It felt like drinking sparkling water. I'm a huge fan of pumpkin ales and I've tried several varieties, but this was by far the most disappointing offering I've tried to date. I might give it another go to see if it really was just a fluke, but I do so hesitantly. Based on this first taste, I would not recommend this beer to anyone.

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3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Above average pumpkin ale which (to me) is typically of most everything from Sam Adams. Their beers are really, really good, just not great. Exactly how I feel about this pumpkin. Technically, it's splendid. The spices weren't overwhelming and they paired with the pumpkin flavor perfectly. No overwhelming bitterness nor maltiness, well balanced, easily drinkable. I guess I always feel Sam could do just a TINY bit better but still, a very very good pumpkin ale. One I could drink each fall season.

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4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into standard nonic.

A: Pours a nearly-opaque deep amber hue, with a thin orange head on top that dissipated quickly.

S: Cinnamon is dominant. Pumpkin is distinctly present. Perhaps a touch of nutmeg as well.

T: There's a great amber/caramel-malt backbone to this beer, upon which the pumpkin and spices build. Not all pumpkin beers actually taste like "pumpkin", just spices traditionally associated with pumpkin pie (specifically cinnamon and nutmeg). While this beer certainly has cinnamon going for it, pumpkin is certainly present. More than just "present". It's prominently displayed.

M: Moderate heft. Good carbonation. The finish is not particularly dry, which lends itself to being rather refreshing.

D/O: The caramel malt backbone makes this more than just a 1-trick pony. I'd gladly have another. Definitely drinkable and certainly repeatable.

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3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Enjoy before date notched onto the side of the label.

Pour is mahogany, near clear and shimmering under a moderate medium tan head. Head slowly departs, leaving a thicker collar and moderate slippery blobs of lace.

This is a thick and viscous brew. Smooth and richly flowing over the tongue.

On the nose this one smells just like a slice of pumpkin pie, sweet, bready and softly spiced.

The sniff carries over to the palate, more soft/subtle pumpkin pie/holiday spicing. Pumpkin flavor is moderate, not overpowering, but quite enjoyable.

Decent take on the style, moderately flavorful, moderate sweetness. not cloying. Viscosity make this more of a sipper/night capper kind of fall/winter offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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