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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: 336 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of tjacobs610
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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of Luigi
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a rich amber color with a fizzy (at best) two finger head that quickly fades with no lacing or retention.

The aroma is very light, great hints of toasted malt but the spic is very faint.

The flavor is about the same. I do get a hint of the spice and toasted malt. No real hop presence.

Lightly carbonated with a medium light body.

This ale taste like a Yuengling with some pumpkin spice mixed end. Ahh next...

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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