Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Featured in the Harvest Collection 12-pack, this pumpkin ale boasts 17 pounds of pumpkin per barrel per the labeling but the flavors just don't add up here. Spices are a bit overwhelming and pumpkin flavor is a bit underwhelming, although things are more balanced in the smell than taste. There are also flavors of caramel and hops, but the nutmeg/cinnamon/brown sugar (I can't put my finger on all of the spices) unfortunately present the backbone of this underachieving pumpkin ale. A decent beer, but it's not Sam Adams quality.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 00:11:09 | More by DeFaz
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,901 ratings.