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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

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 32
Gots: 83 | 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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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2013 01:05:15 | More by warpedrevolution
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rmargeson

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-19-2013 22:31:47 | More by rmargeson
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 03:49:41 | More by BostonHops
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 01:24:59 | More by MidwestBA
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-19-2013 00:41:47 | More by Chrash16
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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
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Lucoli

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-18-2013 23:56:46 | More by Lucoli
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 23:33:32 | More by smb71481
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mixed_master7

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

08-18-2013 22:24:09 | More by mixed_master7
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Wrex68

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-18-2013 21:55:25 | More by Wrex68
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint.

A: Medium-dark brown. Pours a one finger, foamy head. Settles slowly. No real lacing.

S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

T: Earthy malt grains, with a slight hint of pumpkin, but more prominently the fall spice that goes along with it. Like pumpkin pie... without the pumpkin.

M: Surprisingly light body, gritty feel and a little shallow. A bit of pungent aftertaste.

D: Consume session style.

Atmosphere is decent. Fair head, but no real lacing. Nose pumpkin pie. Earthy and gritty, fall spices and little of the namesake pumpkin. A bit pungent in the end. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:27:14 | More by bmwats
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 15:48:37 | More by FreshHawk
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 14:04:29 | More by szmnnl99
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JGrummell

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 05:22:33 | More by JGrummell
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mtc23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-18-2013 01:38:01 | More by mtc23
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 00:54:53 | More by MSL94
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josh32219

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 00:45:35 | More by josh32219
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-17-2013 23:32:21 | More by kkmiller76
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Weston19

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Dark amber, a clear appearance, moderate carbonation, about a finger and a half head.

S: The smell of pumpkin was intense on this one, some caramel, malts, a and a tiny hint of hops. I read that Sam Adams added more pumpkin on this years pumpkin ales and it shows. You can really tell. I would've liked it better if it had more of a pumpkin pie smell like Pumking or Dogfish Head's Pumpkin beer. This just smells like cooked pumpkin.

T: Definitely cooked pumpkin. This taste dominates pretty much all other flavors. You do get some caramel, malts, and hops.

MF: Clean finish, smooth, no bitter aftertaste.

O: The beer is much more robust than last years version of Pumpkin Harvest. It says on the bottle that they add 17 pounds of pumpkin per barrel and you sure get that flavor. To be honest, I would have liked it better if it was more of a pumpkin pie flavor rather than just pumpkin. Not a bad pumpkin ale but I do like other pumpkin ales better.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:22:21 | More by Weston19
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-16-2013 12:15:21 | More by Mattyb79
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Tywilly132

Utah

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-16-2013 02:31:59 | More by Tywilly132
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-16-2013 00:05:49 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-15-2013 06:50:39 | More by JasonTaverner
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-15-2013 03:42:53 | More by BrandonOakes
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2013 23:09:47 | More by hoosier222002
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.