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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into Sam Adam's perfect pint glass

Appearance – Pours a brownish red colored brew with a thick two finger off-white head. The head has a very nice level of retention but fades over time to leave a light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of pumpkin and spices of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. With these pumpkin pie aromas is a good dose of caramel and some notes of a brown sugar nature.

Taste – The taste begins of pumpkin and a bready taste. There is a light caramel and brown sugar sweetness that persists till the middle of the taste. With the sweetness some of the pumpkin pie spices begin to get stronger as well. In the end some roastier and more pumpkin coming to the tongue which in the end when combined with the sweet leave a pleasant roasted pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue..

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and smoother side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The creamy body is quite nice of the roasted pumpkin and spice flavors with the smoothness of the brew giving it a very satisfying feeling on the tongue.

Overall – Not a bad pumpkin brew. It is on the roastier side more toward the end of the taste but it has a nice level of sweetness to balance the pumpkin and spice. It has a very nice mouthfeel and is quite easy to drink. Not too shabby.

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Photo of burnstar
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright clear dark red with a moderate sized head. Nice pumpkin pie aroma but not overpowering. Taste has a definite pumpkin character. Toasted malt and a little spice but again not too much which is good. There is just a touch of tartness too which I'm not sure if I like or not. Medium bodied. Easily drinkable. Overall this not fantastic but it is a pretty solid pumpkin beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass because it was the closest one. Pours a rich reddish brown with fluffy head that disappears rather quickly leaving behind a nice lacey ring. Smell is of pumpkin meat and spice. Mouthfeel is rather thick, wet, and refreshing. It felt chewy. Cinnamon bread notes and a plum finish make this a sweet dessert beer. Very malty with little hop presence. It hit the spot and left me satisfied. It is nothing like other pumpkin ales I have had (with Dogfish still holding the number one slot in that specific endeavor). Definitely worth a try if you like pumpkin ales.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice reddish amber with a tan colored head with average retention
S-brown sugar, spice, pretty faint pumpkin
T-sweet malt mixed with the pumpkin spice, almost creates a spiced plum flavor
M-medium bodied
O-Pretty decent beer. Pumpkin isn't over the top but still enjoyable beer

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2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown/Amber. Thin head that mostly disappears.
Smell: Just a touch of malt, but mostly pumpkin and holiday spices.
Taste: Lots of spice and pumpkin. Very soft in malt. Mostly holiday spices of cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, all blended together.
Mouthfeel: Fairly average. There's a good amount of carbonation.
Overall: It's a bit of an odd flavored pumpkin beer. Really heavy in the spices with an somewhat awkward pumpkin flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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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  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Orangey-brown (slightly more orange than amber), pours a frothy head that disappears quickly, small carb. bubbles

S- Medium malt, then pumpkin spices (allspice and cinnamon), sweet.

T- Pumpkin spice, then a rather light malt flavor. Little nuance/transition. Possibly a nominal actual pumpkin flavor.

M- Carb. stands out. Beer is smooth, somewhat dry in aftertaste.

O- Just not a fan. Worst pumpkin beer I've had to date- Hope they reformulate for next year.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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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