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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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2,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,450
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 49
Gots: 360 | 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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2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I guess I should start this review by saying I don't really care for Pumpkin beers. That being said this is a somewhat more tolerable offering. Color is a nice dark amber with a cola like head that disappeared just as with cola. Smell is like a spiced cookie but with this distracting smell like the smell of salt when you prepare a warm salt water gargle. Taste is that usual spicy after shave that dominates the style. I do appreciate the dryness in the finish which helps to keep the spiciness from getting out of hand. I probably won't seek it out again, but again I don't seek out this style by any brewer.

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2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very dark red in color. Started with a very thick caramel colored head. Also lots of lacing but very little retention.

Smell: Hints of pumpkin and other various spices. Has a malty tinge to it as well.

Taste: Very smooth taste, very spicy as well. The spices are sudden and aggressive. Has a hint of caramel as well as some malt.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, not a lot of carbonation. It has too many spices, making the feel uncomfortable.

Overall: Overall, this was a beer that was too strong. It had too many spices, making the taste overly strong. It did have good color and smell, but with a strong taste it was too much for me.

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2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This thing was a bomb....a nutmeg bomb. Upon opening, the nutmeg hits you, along with some cinnamon and other spices, maybe a hint of pumpkin. Orange to copper pour with decent head and lacing. The taste was frightening. So much nutmeg with cinnamon undertones that it almost felt like I was drinking the power itself. No pumpkin flavors at all. Mouthfeel was just there. No too heavy or light. Somewhat silky going down.

This was bad. I'm willing to give it another try, but probably not for awhile.

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,450 ratings.