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

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2,289 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,289
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 45
Gots: 250 | 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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Photo of zac16125
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a stella artois-esque chalice
Best before: Feb 2015

A: Pours a deep, dark cooper with nice ruby hues when held to light. 2 fingers width of tan head builds and then has good retention. A good amount of lacing clings to the sides of the glass. 4.25

S: Lots of cinnamon, and some other spicy notes; pumpkin and doughy yeast. Honestly smells a lot like pumpkin pie. Very nice. 4.25

T: Not as good as the aroma, not even close. Caramel malts, some bitterness, generic spiciness, and faint pumpkin. 3

M/D: Medium bodied, carbonation on the heavier end but appropriate. Drinkability is fair. 3.5

O: Great aroma, but a big let down in the taste. Ill have the other one that came in the variety pack, but after that I dont see myself having this again in the future. 3.5

zac16125, Wednesday at 11:56 PM
Photo of wvofficer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

wvofficer, Wednesday at 08:18 AM
Photo of garymuchow
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More spices than pumpkin or malt in the aroma. Heavier of the nutmeg. Softer aroma overall.
Good looking, great dark amber that looks like autumn. Tan head that does settle out rather quickly.
More malt in the taste with a clear caramel flavor, but the spice is there too and pushed towards the front. Pumpkin is too much in the background for me, it is very hard to find.
Moderately light feel with the powdery feel from the herb.
This is fine. Nothing exceptional.

garymuchow, Wednesday at 02:14 AM
Photo of slay
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

slay, Wednesday at 01:37 AM
Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

petewheeler, Tuesday at 09:29 PM
Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

ILiveOffHops, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Rschimmell
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Rschimmell, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Robjm1987
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good choice for pumpkin ales; and be my go to for a crowd favorite. Taste and easiness to drink is there. A great beer.

Robjm1987, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of JKG
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JKG, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -13.8%

sunofneurot, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Benvarine
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Benvarine, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of bigbutter
4/5  rDev +14.9%

bigbutter, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Jon_Hendricks
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance: deep amber in color, dense

Overall: tastes like pumpkin, dark malt, cinnamon and brown sugar is also prominent. Good beer has a great autumn feel to it. Perfect for the fall season.

Jon_Hendricks, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

OtisCampbell007, Oct 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev 0%

Mikemcgrath4, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RoseHulmanBeerClub, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
2.48/5  rDev -28.7%

jaswilson2, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Deep copper, nearly light brown when it pours. 1 finger khaki colored head with weak retention and very little lacing. Looks beautiful.

S- Typical pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Subtle hints of toasted pie crust adds to the perception that you are drinking a liquid pumpkin pie.

T- A little sweet nuttiness. Not overly complex (for the style anyway). Slight hints of pumpkin bread with butter. Mostly pumpkin pie spices.

M- A little too thin for me. The head dropped quickly, and I would have preferred a more full-bodied mouthfeel to support the richness of the flavors.

O- While I’m on “richness of the flavors” I do wish they had been just a bit richer. Everything was decent and well balanced, but it all just had the volume turned down a little more than I would have liked.

IPA4LIFE, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of tylerthetiger
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

tylerthetiger, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

palealeale, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

millerbuffoon, Oct 11, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

Dirk_Chappelle, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

demonspeed, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.