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

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1,900 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 90 | 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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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-28-2013 01:20:09 | More by beerman999999
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-27-2013 23:18:54 | More by MarvinSnyder
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-27-2013 16:08:31 | More by emwild12
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becktone

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eye: Pours with a nice head that quickly somewhat fades to a thin sheet over the beer...leaves some lace hanging around. Color is a nice crystal clear copper/deep orange. Overall this is a pretty good looking beer.

Nose: Big on the spices this one. Cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg make up the bouquet of this beer. It smells like a pumpkin ale should, not too overpowering with the spices and quite nice. I've had better but this one is a good one, just there in the middle between the best and the worst. Aroma could be a little less on the spice and a bit smoother but this is still good, especially at the price.

Tongue: Easy drinking beer. Spices hit upfront and then mellow out and come back to linger a bit in the finish. Finish is dry. Malt sweetness supports the spices and rounds it out nicely. Other pumpkin ales are balanced better-Schlafly, Smuttynose- but this one works well. It is a bit to "rough around the edges" to be comparable to those two, but it is still a very nice beer. It could be smoother overall as far as the flavor profile goes and the way that everything works together, but it still is a nice pumpkin ale. Body is medium with carbonation that is lower that I'd have expected but it is right for this beer. I really have no complaints about this one. It is on for the style and I can't say that I'd refuse or not recommend this to someone.

Drinkability: This is one I'd drink again. It is not as good as some of the others that you can find-Schlafly esp.- but for what it is I'm definitely happy with this beer. It is definitely worth a try. The price is right on it and the availability is great too. Usually not a big Sam Adams guy, but this one works for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 14:43:08 | More by becktone
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-27-2013 01:17:54 | More by amstokesdb9
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Pumpkingg

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-26-2013 21:15:15 | More by Pumpkingg
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MarkDavidHorn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2013 20:56:51 | More by MarkDavidHorn
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a 12 pack because I love pumpkin beer

I usually stay away from the Sammy's because a lot of them taste the same to me

the color on this is cool like a dark reddish root beer

has some good lacing and nice carbonation

nice nutmeg cinnamon finish with some wheat-ness

doesn't have a metallic taste like some pumpkin beers do I liked this better then the
smutty nose little thicker and darker

it doesn't over do the spices like some of the pumpkin beers do

I could drink this one all winter/fall

so long shipyard pumpkin head

if you like pumpkin beer or Sam overall get some you won't be dissappointed

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 11:39:23 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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AstaVictoria

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2013 06:22:56 | More by AstaVictoria
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2013 06:09:48 | More by bcsbeer
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2013 03:55:14 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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Kthomz34

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-25-2013 15:02:01 | More by Kthomz34
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2013 05:22:32 | More by harpus
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klesniew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-25-2013 01:20:26 | More by klesniew
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canihaveurpants

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

08-24-2013 14:08:06 | More by canihaveurpants
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-24-2013 04:11:56 | More by ScaryEd
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NEO68710

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-24-2013 01:17:00 | More by NEO68710
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npala86

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2013 15:02:02 | More by npala86
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-23-2013 00:50:25 | More by sgregory
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Hdredfern

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-22-2013 15:55:44 | More by Hdredfern
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BeerInspector

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-22-2013 03:00:10 | More by BeerInspector
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-21-2013 13:13:56 | More by DuffDaddy
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-20-2013 21:14:46 | More by dalepryor
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-20-2013 05:37:41 | More by silverking
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery in Linglestown. Enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a spiegelgau glass.

THe color is dark copper with translucent clarity with thin tan cap with average bead. The lace clings well. The smell is full of spice with some pumpkin elemnts with light allspice and gentle cinnamon notes with a nutmeg-like citrus woody ester and mild caramel with light vegetal aroma. The feel is good with some moderately spiced and warmth of cinnamon with creamy body and slight sweetness with a semi-dry finish with moderate amount of carbonation and lightly tangy tinge lingers.

The taste is good with mild malt fullness supporting an allspice-like pepper and cinnamon flavor up front with more caramel malt flavors in the middle and light vegetal taste with subtle yeast and tangy nutmeg-like spice toward the back end. The overall take is this is substantially spiced and mostly malty but not overboard in either sense -a pretty decent pumpkin ale, but not the best there is.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:17:49 | More by Slatetank
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,900 ratings.