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

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2,424 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 47
Gots: 301 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had the pleasure of touring Boston Beer Company around Labor day of 2011 where I tried this on tap. This was a pour from a pitcher that they pass out and the actual facility is the only place that serves this beer on tap. Anyone else who has said they have had it on tap without visiting the brewery is mistaken.

After sipping it I remember recalling that it was not that great. I didn't think there was much flavor to it at all. I thought that Shipyard's Pumpkin put this to shame as I had been drinking a lot of it while in Boston. Nothing stood out about this pumpkin. Simply average.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Free 7oz pour at the brewery after the tour.

A- a nice dark orange almost red color with a small cap of foam and some lace.

S- cinnamon, clove, and obviously pumpkin, along with good amount of bread from the malt.

T- some of the aforementioned pumpkin spices, but mostly pumpkin flesh rather than that aartificial pumpkin flavor found in some other pumpkin beers. Really nice.

O- Maybe because I had it fresh on-tap that explains the discrepancy between my review and some of the more recent ones, but I thought this was a no-fuss, simple but delicious pumpkin ale.

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.