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

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81
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2,637 Ratings
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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,637
Reviews:
648
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.64%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
561
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Grupatre
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyning
4.96/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mbrando33
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Definitely not one of the better Pumpkin ales. I'd say it's one of the worst I've had, right up there with Blue Moon's version, though not quite that bad. There is almost no pumpkin taste at all and very little pumpkin scent. Skip this one and just buy their Octoberfest, which is a must better beer probably sold at the same store.

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Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreizhen
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This ale pours a dark brownish amber color with a medium off white head. The smell like most pumpkin beers is strongly of pumpkin and allspice. This is medium to light bodied. The flavor is a little malty with fairly heavy spice notes and some very significant, but not overwhelming pumpkin flavor. The finish is a little sweet. I am a fan of pumpkin beers, but I think that it is very easy to over or under do the pumpkin flavor (mostly the former). This ale walks the line nicely though I would say it is definitely leaning toward the overdone side. I would even call it one of the better, though definitely not the best, pumpkin beers I’ve ever had. Admittedly I haven’t had many of the higher rated pumpkin beers though. It’s a good addition to the fall variety pack.

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2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of forshamegetit
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of -chii-
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shellynix
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BuddyZ
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Doesn't look like that orange pumpkin color, nor does the aroma really smell like pumpkin.

Taste has more coriander and cinammon that pumpkin too. Too much spice rack that isn't stuff used in pumpkin pie. Other than that, nothing tastes off, just misplaced, like where is the pumpkin? You had one job. . .

I guess this is for people who want a pumpkin ale, but want to barely be able to tell there is pumpkin in it.

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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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