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

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81
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2,638 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:
2,638
Reviews:
648
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.64%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep reddish copper with a thin but steady head; okay lacing

S: Lots of spice--allspice, nutmeg, pepper with of course pumpkin, but not-overpowering; there is a toasty bready undertone but mostly pumpkin and spices

T: Quite spicy up front but those spices fade nicely into a bready malty finish; of course the pumpkin is at the core here but those spices (nutmeg, allspice in particular) take the forefront early

F: A touch thin--especially on the back end but decent overall mouthfeel

O: This is a decently spicy but easy-drinking pumpkin beer

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle: This one pours a fairly clear reddish, darker amber color. There was very little off-white head on it. It did not linger nor leave any lacing. The aroma is pretty much pumpkin pie-like spices. Nutmeg is most prevalent. Taste is good. Taste of lighter pumpkin, some (but not overpowering) spices. Fairly clean and refreshing finish.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at best before January 2014.

A - Pours the typical mahogany brown / ruby red colored body with one finger of khaki / tan head that recedes to some bubbles quickly.

S - Banana bread. Toasted malts. Some roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, and other herbal spice rack notes. Some cola. I'm really enjoying the authentic fresh banana bread smells.

T - A subtle smokiness flavor is what jumped out at me initially. Cinnamon & nutmeg spice. Some cola. Some ginger. Some nuttiness / banana bread. Some smoke / char flavors are definitely apparent in there. Roasted gourdy vegetal pumpkin, but very faint. Would have liked it to have been stronger on the actual pumpkin flavor.

M - Feel ends clean and crisp, with soma sugary cola and spice lingering on the palate.

Overall, a below average pumpkin beer, but it was about what I expected it would be. I tried the Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale earlier this year, which is obviously a better beer than this. Start out with this one and then work your way onwards, I say.

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale ---3.5/5

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.58 out of 5 based on 2,638 ratings.
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