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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

2,117 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,117
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 182 | 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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3.64/5  rDev +4.6%

c12Johnson, Sunday at 12:34 PM
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2.44/5  rDev -29.9%

hxchase, Sunday at 06:52 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Mark-Leggett, Sunday at 04:37 AM
Photo of PvtSnowball
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%

A nice amber with moderate head and retention. The smell of pumpkin is prominent. Spice and malt also. The spice is a little more powerful in the flavor.

Smooth and lightly carbonated.

I don't normally care for this style, but this is a good one.

PvtSnowball, Sunday at 02:53 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

BigFatOgre, Sunday at 12:21 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BlueAndBrew, Sunday at 12:02 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

prevatt28, Saturday at 11:12 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

HoppyBastard2, Saturday at 09:28 PM
Photo of gillagorilla
3/5  rDev -13.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: A dark brown with a tinge of amber. A bit of lacing but not much at all with a quickly receding head.

S: Mostly light malts with a tinge of pumpkin spice, that isn't very distinctive. Quite muddled.

T: Just a bland pumpkin flavor that covers the malts and isn't backed up by spice at all.

M: Crisp carbonation throughout.

O: Definitely towards the bottom of the pile of pumpkin beers.

gillagorilla, Saturday at 03:55 AM
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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

vfgccp, Saturday at 02:54 AM
Photo of anari101
4/5  rDev +14.9%

anari101, Saturday at 01:20 AM
Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a dark copper color with a small half inch head from a less than aggressive pour that dissipates quickly leaving little to no lacing on a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is malty with some pumpkin, and spices making up the majority of the nose. Smell is sort of weak but you do get some.

Taste is pretty darn good. I get the pumpkin up front that turns into more of a pumpkin pie taste with the spices moving in. The end of the taste allows the pumpkin to move on out for the spices to take over leaving the spicy aftertaste which is very subtle.

Mouthfeel is between a medium to watery feel. Carbonation is pretty decent.

Overall, I really like this. It is unimpressive in a few aspects but I like the taste of it so much that I rate it a bit higher.

ArchimedesSox, Saturday at 01:08 AM
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

InkedinRi, Saturday at 12:20 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

colonia25, Friday at 10:29 PM
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

BeccaH, Friday at 08:06 PM
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

SpongeKA, Friday at 07:21 PM
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jholland, Friday at 02:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JohnDee, Friday at 03:12 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

robebo44, Friday at 12:52 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Lightman, Thursday at 09:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Dwkasper, Thursday at 08:52 PM
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Ccsimon5, Thursday at 07:34 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

iTunesUpdates, Sep 11, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

The pour leaves a dark copper colored body with a rather thin, bubbly head ( 3.5). Big nutmeg and allspice aroma; smells like a big holiday cookier (3.75). An interesting spicy/bitter flavor that starts out rather weak yet builds to a satisfying finish; a little watery and harsh (3.2). Medium bodied; smooth mouthfeel (3.25).

Okay overall yet rather disjointed and too brash, flavor-wise. The initial smell is most appealing yet fades way too quickly, even at room temperature. And the finish leaves a sort of metallic twang in the mouth that ultimately distracts from any remaining good points. Not bad but hardly a must-have...

beergoot, Sep 11, 2014
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,117 ratings.