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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4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
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!


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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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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2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle
Best before January 2014

A - Crystal clear, dark amber color. A small tan head vanishes before you look at it a 2nd time.

S - Sweet pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, light cinnamon, undercooked pumpkin bread, creamy. The yeast sets in and bands with the malt, which is becoming sweeter by the second, and starts overtaking the fresh pumpkin and spice I noticed on 1st pour.

T - Creamy pumpkin filling up front with weird berry fruit esters flaring around. There's a cranberry sweetness (without any tartness). It's pretty sweet and becoming thin as it sets. Generic sweet malt emerges pushing the pumpkin and spices back. There's no hops to speak of except a notion of very faint herbal bitterness. Finishes with a thin syrupy malt sweetness.

M - Thin wet body but the carbonation helps lift it up a bit at first but drops off about mid glass creating a thin syrupy sweet body with a lackluster finish.

This started off good but quickly transformed into a generic sweet liquid. The carbonation was ample at the start which faded, as did the spices and pumpkin, which ultimately lead to a thin sweet malt bomb. I expected more from Sam Adams. If you drink this beer make sure it is ice cold! Don't let this sucker warm up.

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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Situation: Halloween Eve watching Penn State-Michigan; still no defense for us, RichRod! Glassware: Yuengling pint... Appearance: Dark chestnut body (darker than expected with the typically stubborn Sam Adams off-white head... Aroma: pumpkin spice leaps forth; some other underlying hops and spices are present as well... Palate: medium-bodied, lightly oily in texture; inoffensive in its profile; a flourish early, flat late... Taste: more than a bit malty, although the pumpkin spice may have something to do with that; enjoyable softened by the malt profile... Overall: I have little interest in vegetable-infused eer, but for a holiday, I will admit that the beer as the maltiness to substitute for an Octoberfest and stand out a bit in its uniqueness...a second bottle tonights reveals a bit more drinkability and pleasure...

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 2,646 ratings
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