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

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brought back in 2010

Added by Kegatron on 11-10-2008

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Well, I'm still not a pumpkin beer fan, but you're really not going to do much better than this one. It's a nice stunning red-orange color, and smells strongly of pumpkin pie. The taste is very nice, it's got more pumpkin and less spices to it than the average pumpkin ale, which goes a long way towards making it actually good. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both solid. I'm still not a pumpkin guy, and wouldn't have picked this up if it weren't in the mix pack, but this is really about as good as far as I'm concerned. Pumpkin beer fans might think otherwise, though.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Normally I try to avoid pretty much anything labeled as pumpkin, whether it's beer or otherwise. But this beer really worked for me. Particularly because, despite the label, it was unexpectedly hoppy with a relatively subtle pumpkin aftertaste, which I found quite pleasant.

I am a little bit sorry that this is trying to be such a distinct fall beer, since I would love having this on a warm summer day. Great feel, and a subtle, yet distinct flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a nice amber pour, a finger of head which quickly diminished. smells of pumpkin pie spices.. bread crust. the flavor is honestly a bit bitter and tea like for a pumpkin ale.. which is a relief. tired of the sweet pumpkin pie spice flavor on these beers. also, this is probably due to letting this sit for a few months.medium body, nicely carbonated, slightly creamy.

not a bad pumpkin ale.. almost a blend of an amber and pumpkin spices..

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear dark red amber with a thin layer of white head that quickly disappears and leaves a ring of lace

S-smell is very nice, cinnamon, pumpkin, malts

T-for me the malts made the biggest impression, then there was a bit of spicy cinnamon, and hint of pumpkin at the end

M-medium carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel

D-I was pleasantly surprised, this is better than other pumpkin beers out there, I just wish the pumpkin flavor came out a bit more. I wish there were more than two in the mix pack!

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours sounding like a highly carbonated pop with a nice orange colored head that quickly dissipates. No lacing.

Smell: Faint roasted malts and spice... maybe some of that pumpkin that's supposedly in this beer. It's really rather subtle. Not too shabby.

Taste/Feel: Thankfully, this is a pretty tasty beer. You definitely get a lot of malt on that first sip, as well as some spice, including cinnamon. The pumpkin is there, but it seems to be in the background. The one thing that irks me a bit is that the after taste coupled with the feel of the beer leaves seemingly an artificial taste on my tongue. What I REALLY don't care for much is the feel... it seems a bit too watery.

Overall, a fairly disappointing beer from the Harvest Collection. It tastes pretty good, but the feel, look, and smell are lacking, leaving this as yet another average Sam Adams beer, in my opinion. Still wouldn't mind throwing back a few for Fall.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the beer into a pint glass it has 2" white creamy head that stands on top of a nice rich amber color body. I smell a hint of cinnamon and clove. The taste is very nice of pumpkin and spices. It reminds me of a spiced brown ale. The beer has a great mouth feel and i think is a very drinkable fall beer. It flavor and body fits the fall season just perfectly.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Best By: March 2011

Pours a clear amber color, with slight orange hue and a fizzy light tan head.

The aroma is of caramel and bready malt, with slight pumpkin and spice in the finish.

The taste follows the nose, graham cracker-esque malts followed by light pumpkin and spice notes.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with average carbonation.

I rarely give one score through every category, but this beer really was on all counts average. It certainly didn't disappoint, but in no way stood out.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.58 out of 5 based on 2,637 ratings.
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