Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of PumpkinSamuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #158
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,577
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
222
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 13, 2021
Added:
May 12, 2016
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  83
SCORE
84
Good
Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of PumpkinSamuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin
Notes: Originally used as a source of fermentable sugars in brewing, today we add pumpkin to our beer, well, because it tastes good. Roasted malts and real pumpkin - about 20 lbs of it per barrel - give this beer body and sweetness, while spices like clove, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg warm you up on a crisp fall day.
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Rated: 3.19 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by Spluger from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by dubnation from Kansas

Feb 22, 2020
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.61/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
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Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a bottle of this in December 2017 at a Christmas Eve party. On a night when I had more than one pumpkin beer, this one was notable for not being overly laden with spice.
May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by turbasco from Massachusetts

Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is another of the pumpkin spice hipster beers that appears seasonally, as you’d expect from the pumpkins illustration and gratuitous use of orange on the label. Hey, it’s scary movie season! When I’m photographing fall colors and watching “Ernest Scared Stupid,” I’m happy to suck down a pumpkin spice beer. This one is pretty good. There’s not as much pumpkin pie taste as others I’ve had, letting the spices show through. The taste is a bit dulled compared to other good spiced beers, but I find myself taking large mouthfuls of it, always a good sign. Or I’m dehydrated. Finish is also good. 2017/09/06
Nov 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a deep copper/garnet hue with a hazy clarity and no head, just a thin tight white band around the shoulders. Nose expresses hints of canned pumpkin, nutmeg and other holiday spices. Taste consistent with nose; however, dull, watery and lackluster. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, not sure of the age on this one (I suspect it's past its prime) - a little boring and unassuming.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 2.24 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by toast9 from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2018
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
There was a sweet spot with this beer where it became most flavorful--near 50 degrees. Served more chilled or less, the body is thin, the flavor somewhat weak. Catch lightning in a bottle at 50 degrees, and you've got yourself a tasty seasonal brew.
Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by RickS95 from Indiana

Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by adusso415 from Colorado

Jan 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by TheHexIsReal from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by tjg584 from Tennessee

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by taigor from New York

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by T101603 from Indiana

Dec 06, 2017
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
11/17/17...pours a deep reddish brown, bright, with fast fizzy white foam. 1/4 inch layer remains. Pumpkin filled nose, nutmeg cinnamon too. Strong vanilla pumpkin based flavor. Woodsy. Burnt bitters and creamy mouthfeel.
Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Fusion7777 from Virginia

Dec 02, 2017
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - transparent body of copper under 2 fingers khaki foam; medium/high visible carbonation

S - pumpkin & pumpkin spice

T - sweet pumpkin & spice

M - thick medium body, moderate carbonation

O - a decent pumpkin ale
Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.27 by Rebrown221 from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
20 pounds of pumpkin pours dark reddish color, with a long lasting and lacing head. Big full pumpkin filled aroma. Flavor is big on pumpkin hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Good body and feel. Overall, its a very good no frills pumpkin ale.
Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by hasse67 from Sweden

Nov 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by DrewsBrews450 from North Carolina

Nov 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by SpdKilz from Illinois

Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Nov 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Amber to copper colored with a fingernail of beige on top. The aroma is of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and perhaps faint ginger. I'm tasting faint pumpkin pie spice, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The mouth is a bit muddled with all of the spicing, but is otherwise fairly quaffable.
Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by moundbz from North Dakota

Nov 04, 2017
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Reviewed by YoungMtn52 from New York

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I like this beer....has a unique sweet flavor and a smooth finish...got this as part of a Fall variety pack...will be drinking more of these over the next few weeks
Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by sanitarium16 from New Jersey

Nov 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Satorn from Florida

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Oct 27, 2017
Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 310 ratings