Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin AlePike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 5.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-22-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 68
Photo of kemoarps
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/4/3.5/3.75/3.75
Pours a murky deep rustic browny-orange. Small off white head. Leaves a decent little film over the top and little tiers of lacing.

Nose starts with creamy pumpkin meat. Neat! A little bit of chewy sweet malts and it warms into more caramel/biscuity/bready type area.

tarts out reminiscient of a decent amber: some of the bready/doughy malts and a slight hop bite underpinning it, and the pumpkin does come in a little it through the second half, though not in a large way. I get just hints at the nutmeg, until the finish/aftertaste. That's still prettty amber, though the pumpkin makes a bit more of an appearance, and I start to get a little bit of baking spice, but still pretty weak.
Decent medium body. Enjoyable enough, but doesn't really stand out in my oh-so-important opinion. (811 characters)

Photo of RenzoD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Every year I try a few pumpkin beers even though they really arent exactly my favorite style. This year, 2014, I tried about 5 new ones, and only 2 made my cut of totally worthy beers.

Harlot's Harvest was one of the 2.

This beer drinks very smooth and easy. A lot darker than your average pumpkin beer. Acceptable hints of pumpkin-pie-style spices without going overboard. Lots of malt, but not too sweet; has more of a roasty taste and aroma.

A very well balanced brew. I will certainly reach for this one every Autumn. (525 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Appearance shows a dark brown ale supporting minimal head, leaving nil lace. Smell of a higher gravity ale with pumpkin and spice in the background. Taste has some pumpkin and spice with a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light considering the gravity with good carbonation. To much alcohol flavor for me and not enough pumpkin and spice. (338 characters)

Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a bomber into an ale glass. Dark brown and cloudy on the pour, with a modest amount of off-white head. Very little Brussels lace. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, allspice(?), squash, brown sugar. Sweet tasting with a tad bit of bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is medium, a little heat/spice from the alcohol. Overall I enjoyed it a lot. (353 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2014 vintage 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a dark brown color with a very small fizzy white head that quickly disappears completely, laving nothing behind. Looks like cola

S- the first thing noticed on the aroma is some smoky charred malt that usually isn't found in the style. Beyond that, there is your typical pumpkin spices with an emphasis on nutmeg, also picking up some cola

T- malty and sweet base with cinnamon kicking in mid-palate, beyond that it's hard to pick out any other spices other than a bit of clove. I am picking up a raw pumpkin flavor though. The finish gives more of that charred malt that was found in the aroma, charcoal and burnt woodsy linger

M- medium body with very low carbonation gives a nearly-flat mouthfeel with a slick finish. The alcohol is hidden well, but beyond a slightly prickly hit on the tongue, it's nearly flat

O- this one just seems a little unbalanced, and doesn't really stand out in the world of pumpkin beers. It's easy to drink, but the mouthfeel doesn't really leave you wanting more (1,078 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a sam adams custom pint glass: color is dark brown, not opaque but very dark; head is tan, presenting 1/2 inch thick, the dissipating to a top and some bubbles on the glass.

Smell is lighter on the spice, some clove is dominant, subtle cinnamon, maybe allspice; some chocolate malt comes through, maybe some light roast scent as well.

Taste is pretty well blended mix of spice and light malt flavors; absolutely no indication it as strong as it is. Spice profile is similar to the aroma, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, maybe some ginger; malt is subtle, mainly light caramel, chocolate and roast.

Mouthfeel is where this beer fails to me, the booze and spice must catch up to really dry it out leaving a poor lasting impression on the tongue. Flavors bounce on the tongue and cheeks but are overtaken by this over drying quality.

Overall, a decent beer but it does not seem to jump out in terms of backbone beer (is it a porter or brown ale) and the spice profile seems heavy to one type which results in a sub par mouthfeel to me. (1,044 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pike Brewing 'Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale' @ 8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a dark brown from bottle to glass with a small off white head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-spicey pumpkin pie , nice amount of my favs (nutmeg & cinnamon)

T-tasty dark pumpkin ale , almost porter like , butt closer to a marzen

MF-ok/mild carbonation , bit thin , must be the ABV , I can definately feel the booze

Ov-ok/good beer , plus the nice pumpkins on the label make this a worthy pumpkin ale for us beer geeks/pumpkin beer freaks

prost LampertLand (613 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but almost opaque dark brown in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some deep cola brown + crimson red highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled medium thick film that covers the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted bready malts with light aromas of pumpkin and slightly heavier than moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices - specifically cinnamon and nutmeg stand out.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of toasted bready malts with a moderate amount of caramel and vanilla sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of roasted pumpkin and slightly heavier than moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of bitterness in the finish but it fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness from the spices in the finish.

O: Quite a bit darker in appearance than I have come to expect for a pumpkin ale, maybe heading towards a brown ale or porter in appearance. It is a little sweet but not cloyingly so and it hides the 8.5% ABV pretty well - it is barely noticeable in the aroma or flavor. I think I enjoyed this one a little more than some of the other reviewers but I enjoy the style. (1,413 characters)

Photo of woemad
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

22oz bottle purchased at a nearby grocery store.

The beer poured a dark mahogany color, taking on a more orangey-amber hue when held up to light. Beige-colored foam head. Said head dropped within a couple of minutes, leaving spotty lace.

Pumpkin pie-type spices greeted the nose. Seemed like it was going to be rather sweet.

My suspicions were correct. This was a sweet, sugary beer. The sweetness was much like the nose in that it reminded me of the smell of a piece of pumpkin pie, but the sweetness was even more pronounced.

The body was somewhere between medium and full. The mouthfeel was coating and prickly.

Another pumpkin beer that's thoroughly mediocre. I'd be interested in trying a version of this that is less sweet. (748 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a dark walnut color with a thin beige head. There are garnet red hues shining through the beer when held up to the fall sunlight.

Snell is faint, with some sweet spice and squash notes on the nose.

Taste is very much a pumpkin porter. Rich charcoal flavors, with some pumpkin and spice, clove and cinnamon along side, and mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied in keeping with the porter style.

Overall a rich dark pumpkin ale. None of the flavors are overpowering, and this is remarkable drinkable on a fall afternoon. (632 characters)

Photo of Givemebeer
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A: dark brown some lacing small head

S: allspice cinnamon nutmeg and pumpkin

T: nutmeg and cinnamon up front some pumpkin in there and some spiciness with caramel and molasses in the background

M: medium-light bodied with a sweet finish

O: good pumpkin beer with a great price good as a dessert beer. (338 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep and dark caramel color. Soapy off-white head. No lacing. Thin.

Roasty, light spice, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and mild pumpkin aroma.

Tons of crystal and caramelized sugars. Spice flavors are prevalent and faint. Mildly creamy, high carbonation detracts from the spicy flavors. Very light sweetness and mild dry bitterness. Well done. The dryness is earthy and kinda awkward, kinda makes your mouth pucker, but not in a sour way. Drinks a lot like a pumpkin porter.

Definitely one of the better pumpkin brews on the market. Slightly allover the board, but holds true. I could definitely recommend this one... (622 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.37/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours rather dark in color, brown with a slightly tanned, frothy, two finger sized head. Plenty of bubles race up the side of theglass to replenish the burnt marshmallow colored head.

I did not like thearoma on this one at all. It smelled like sour garbage, dirty diapers, moldy grass, and bum's breath. Blech. No pumpkin whatsoever.

The flavor was a little better but not much. I did get some seasonality in the flavor by way of stale pumpkin pie topped with burnt, ground cinnamon. What thehell is wrong with this one?!

This may be one of theworst pumpkin beers I have had: if not theworst, definitely top 3 worst. Maybe the trip from Seattle to South Florida made this one rancid, or maybe its just a bad beer. Yuck... (781 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a very dark brown body with an inch of struggling to sustain, light beige foam.

Smell: Dark, toasty malts (toasted nuts, toasted bread) with brown sugar, earthy prickly spices, fruity esters, mashed squash, alcohol. OK.

Taste: Dark brown maltiness, with tastes of crusty dark bread, brown sugar, molasses. Medium-light sweetness. Slight estery raisin fruitiness. Allspice, clove, something a little earthy, and the faux-heated ginger. Squashy pumpkin character is fairly light. Lightly bitter. Remains malty, spicy, and, if you're lucky, it reminds that, yes, there is some pumpkin in this thing until the end. Finishes fairly smooth, with some alcohol warmth exacerbated by the warming nature of some of the spices in the spice mix.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Great? No, but it's good enough, and it's always nice to see a pumpkin ale that doesn't follow same tired, old, trodden path. (1,011 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, split

appearance: nice provocative label, beer pours into my delirium chalice - pretty dark mahogany body, light muddy film

smell: mostly spice - some roasted pumpkin, a lot of booze

taste: decent flavor profile, but not elite - spicy rye, booze, roasted pumpkin, nutmeg. A little too hot for the style - would have preferred something that showcased the pumpkin a bit more

mouthfeel: spicy, boozy

overall: ok - but not a repeat purchase (455 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured darker than I would have expected, it was more like a porter. Nice subtle pumpkin and some sweet malt in the nose. The taste was full with a good amount of pie spice but not overpowering. I excected some roasty flavor based on the color but there was none. A nice sweetness thought with a bit of herbal hops tones to finish. Definitely one of the best "Imperial" style pumpkin beers I've had this season. (416 characters)

Photo of ChaserBD04
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a great pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and pumpkin. Taste is mildly disappointing though. A little weaker than I would think from the smell and definitely not enough malt. Fairly mellow at 8.5% though. I would rank it middle of the road for pumpkin ales/beers. Good enough to drink the whole night, not great enough to distinguish itself. (346 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark, murky mahogany brown. Thin wispy head dissipates immediately leaving a very thin ring around the glass. Aroma of light malt, vegetable pumpkin, light pie spicing. Flavor follows with pumpkin, pie spice and light sweet malt, finishes spicy pumpkin and bitter, probably from the spices, but perhaps from some neutral flavored hops. The vegetable flavor dominates the flavor at the end of the taste and is not completely supported by the malt. Medium body with a hint of creaminess, light carbonation. An interesting take on a pumpkin ale that gets credit for a good genuine pumpkin flavor, but is not quite well balanced and somewhat undercarbonated. (706 characters)

Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
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