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

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79
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2,453 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 2,453
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 49
Gots: 362 | 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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Photo of brewqueno
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing considering Sam Adams is advertised as being quality craft beer.... Not what I expect for a pumpkin ale. It's lacking in flavor and seems watered down.

Photo of xtonytx
2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyI
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours with a small cream-colored head that settled quickly in to a thin layer with little lacing. There is nice clarity to the amber liquid. The scent of pumpkin pie spices leap from the glass, making me long for whipped cream and a buttery crust. Small hints of cherry cordial. The flavor is spice-forward and a little unbalanced. Tangy, bold coriander citrus with abundant cinnamon, ginger and allspice. The amber malts and vague pumpkin flavor struggle to keep up. The mouthfeel is medium-thin with a pithy, prickly carbonation. The finish consists of burnt caramel and gingersnaps. Outside of the scent, there is little pumpkin to be found here. It's a gingerbread house in a bottle. Despite the overriding spice themes, this is surprisingly easy to drink. It is somehow cleaner than many of the other comparable offerings, which seems like a a contradiction. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of rpbisaillon
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JNForsyth
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of logan_0842
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of scootny
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A deep clear amber ale with a solid head that hangs out for quite a while. Not much lacing though but there are spots and streaks. Slow gentle carbonation rising in my Becker style glass.

Notes of caramel, pie spice. A hit of pumpkin meat , brown sugar and faint sweet alcohol. A toasted bready undercurrent and a bit of yeast fruitiness.

Taste is one of the better balanced takes in pie spice style of this ale. A sweet malty front quickly flows into a pie and spice swallow. Mild hop bitterness. Body has light caramel and mild pumpkin meat.

Feel is well carbonated and nicely weighted. A bit tingly but pleasantly so.

Good solid brew that went well with my Thanksgiving leftovers and seasonal foods.

Photo of Jason13
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DarthVorador
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gtijr06
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Good pumpkin beer.

Photo of MorgothBauglir
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Reds76
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Timby007
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of NSXAG
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Erndogg
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of mschipper
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Foyle
3.4/5  rDev -2%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance:a 1" off white head falls quickly with no lacing remaining. Color is a mostly clear reddish amber. Plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: spice is the dominate aroma, a bit of pine also.

Mouthfeel: between light and medium, frothy, with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: pumpkin and spice (cinnamon) are the dominate flavors. A bready malt backbone and some tangy hops for balance.

Overall: fruit/spiced beers are not my personal choice of brew, but this is definitely one of the better ones I have had.

Photo of craftaholic
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,453 ratings.