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

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
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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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, color is amber, head is tan and pretty dense and thick upfront, bit of lacing.

Smell is pretty neutral, splitting the difference of caramel and malt sweetness with some light spices, mostly allspice, maybe some nutmeg.

Taste is not what i like in a pumpkin, mostly allspice presents with some caramel flavors, light biscuit, maybe some nutmeg.

Overall, not impressed, it needs more sweetness to balance the allspice in my opinion or maybe some wheat or more biscuit.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark amber in color with a transparent body. Frothy beige head sits on top and leaves slight lacing.

S- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet bread and caramel malts all come through.

T- A medium caramel malted taste throughout with cinnamon and nutmeg as the dominate flavors at the beginning and even more so at the end. Pumpkin shows up a little towards the end.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Very smooth, but a little sting from the carbonation level.

O- Solid pumpkin beer. Flavors are there, could use just a little more.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's Pumpkin season!

This pours out an amber/ruby red with hints of brown and a finger of off-white head.

The aroma is pretty subtle; mostly pumpkin and allspice with hints of caramel malt sweetness.

The taste is also pretty subtle throughout. There are bigger notes of pumpkin and allspice with light notes of vanilla, caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon. The body is pretty light and there isn't much carbonation.

It's not a bad beer, but all of the taste is very subtle and not as powerful as I would have liked. It's very easy to drink, but not the best Pumpkin beer on the market.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of punky796
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark, clear reddish brown, about a finger of tan head, low to medium lacing.

S - Pumpkin, of course, strong nutmeg, almost some kind of pepper-y spice as well.

T - The nutmeg sensation is probably stronger even than the pumpkin, not that that's a bad thing. A pretty spicy flavor. Some good old malt in there, too.

M - Nothing out of the ordinary. Creamy, but not as heavy as you might expect for this type of beer.

O - Not too bad, but not their best. Maybe if the spicing was dialed back a little bit, I would rate it higher. Still very drinkable, but it's a novelty.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jpro
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single 12oz bottle from Total Wine. Poured into an imperial pint glass...

A: Dark copper; light beige, thumb of head; minimal retention leaves no lace.

S: Nutmeg; pumpkin pie filling; pie crust; not a big aroma, but pretty good.

T: Pumpkin; all-spice; a smidge of dry bitterness on the end, but not much; a sweeter, pumpkin-pie-ish pumpkin ale, but not overly so.

M: Medium body; high carbonation; the sweetness makes it a touch sticky.

O: A nice, standard, pumpkin beer; I kind of like the sweeter / pumpkin pie versions and this one is in that style - although definitely not super rich or sweet; but a good, "standard" pumpkin ale.

*from notes 9.9.12

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3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt orange/ruby with a half finger of off-white head. A bit of steady beading.

Pumpkin meat, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, roasted malts, some honey...

Some apple cider notes, fresh cream, more nutmeg and cinnamon, pumpkin pie, no real discernible hop profile - a distinctly autumn beer.

It is what it is. If you dig the style, you'll likely dig this one.

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Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 34.8% out of 100 with 2,640 ratings
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