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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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2,438 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 48
Gots: 334 | 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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark clear brown with a bit of a red hue, small fizzy head that dissapears quickly, no lace.

S- pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cola, brown sugar, smells like Thanksgiving.

T- lots of spices similar to the smell, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. don't really taste any pumpkin because it's overpowered by the spices.

M- medium body, medium-high carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel.

O- this beer could pair well with Thankgiving fare, I would have liked to taste more pumpkin. The spices make it a one and done but it's good to drink on a brisk Fall evening.

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

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Dark ruby red with a finger of white head. Lacing isn't too sticky and there's a medium amount of noticeable carbonation.

S: Cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg; all the normal pumpkin pie spices. A little nutty and a tad sweet.

T: Malty gourd meat blended together with pumpkin pie spices. Not overly spiced, but a tad too sweet for my liking.

M: Just a tad on the thin side, but I'm okay with that considering how hard it sometimes can be to finish a pumpkin ale. Carbonation is medium. Leaves a sweet taste on the palette.

O: I've been avoiding SA for some time now, but in all honesty they put out some decently drinkable stuff. I was expecting this to be a mess, but it's actually kind of enjoyable. I can't see myself drinking more than one at a time, but it still has a decent flavor and aroma profile.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of pschul4
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

beer #2 for the night

A- Pours a great Brown with a big 2 finger head that leaves good lacing. What more can you want from a pumpkin beer? Nothing that's what

S- Light pumpkin and spices. Not much else going on here

T- Tons of spices here. Tiny hint of pumpkin on the back of the tounge. Pretty unspectacular

M- Too overcarbonated for the style. I like my pumpkin beers smooth like pie

O- Quite let down given that this beer was the main reason I bought this pack

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid deep amber body with a perfect looking off white head. Honestly, it looks damn near perfect.

The smell is super dry cinnamon with LOADS of earthy powdered nutmeg. Nice spices, with a nice sweet brown sugar. Dry is the theme.

The taste just doesnt live up to anything. Those super dry spices dominate. Kind of feels like Im eating a spoonfull of powdered cinnamon and nutmeg, and theres what seems a toasted and roasted sweet pumpkin flavor that saves it.

Spices dominate the finish with a good kick but not too much. I really like this beer.

Photo of spinrsx
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance - Clear brownish red colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, pumpkin, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and pumpkins. There is also a bit of a cola flavour and some all spice. It ends with a slightly spicy aftertaste.

Overall - It doesn't taste as good as it smells, but it also remains fairly drinkable by not being too in your face. I could actually drink a few of these back to back.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep brassy amber hue with orange highlights, lightly spiced nose with a touch of pumpkin and what smells like unfermented pale malts.

Medium body which thins out on the finish. Clove and nutmeg, touch of cinnamon and vanilla. No true pumpkin taste but thats probably because its not made with this years pumpkins. Tastes like pumpkin beer light. If youre going for a session pumpkin ale make it a long trail pumpkin or a night owl cause this one falls short for being at the same price point.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.2%

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