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

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,424 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 47
Gots: 304 | 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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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.

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3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A: Pours deep copper amber with a frothy light tan head that fades.

S: Mulling spice, cinnamon and nutmeg stand out, a touch of pumpkin, and some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Big time spice, nutmeg and a little sweet cinnamon, some roasted malt, a little toffee sweetness, a bit nutty, maybe a bit of pumpkin in there (though not as much as others pulled out), with an interesting spiciness on the finish that lingers.

M: Medium body, quite smooth, with moderate carbonation to keep it from getting too thick.

O: A bit too over spiced for me, but not terrible.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this with my Thanksgiving dinner at my family's house. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with some bright hues when held up to the light. White, fizzy looking head with big bubbles that was about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Head dissipated fairly quickly to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass along with some spots of surface foam, but barely any lacing. The head/carbonation/bubbles when I first poured the beer reminded me a lot of what you typically get when you pour a can of soda pop into a glass. Not really what you want/expect from a beer. Aromas of some slightly toasted caramel malts and pumpkin. There's also a hint of yeasty funkiness, but I suppose that could also being the pumpkin smell being accented due to the fact that this beer uses real actual pumpkin and not, or at least not solely, pumpkin spice for the pumpkin flavor. Not much more here aroma wise, but what's here is solid. Has a good, , slightly toasted, caramel malty sweetness upfront followed by some slightly sour, funky pumpkin awesomeness. Rounded out with a light touch of hops. Pretty simple flavor profile structure, but it hits the nail right on the head! Has a crisp, slightly prickly, yet smooth and frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with surprisingly mild to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in all the right and good days a well crafted beer should be!

Eric

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.