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

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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of pschul4
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

beer #2 for the night

A- Pours a great Brown with a big 2 finger head that leaves good lacing. What more can you want from a pumpkin beer? Nothing that's what

S- Light pumpkin and spices. Not much else going on here

T- Tons of spices here. Tiny hint of pumpkin on the back of the tounge. Pretty unspectacular

M- Too overcarbonated for the style. I like my pumpkin beers smooth like pie

O- Quite let down given that this beer was the main reason I bought this pack

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid deep amber body with a perfect looking off white head. Honestly, it looks damn near perfect.

The smell is super dry cinnamon with LOADS of earthy powdered nutmeg. Nice spices, with a nice sweet brown sugar. Dry is the theme.

The taste just doesnt live up to anything. Those super dry spices dominate. Kind of feels like Im eating a spoonfull of powdered cinnamon and nutmeg, and theres what seems a toasted and roasted sweet pumpkin flavor that saves it.

Spices dominate the finish with a good kick but not too much. I really like this beer.

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

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance - Clear brownish red colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, pumpkin, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and pumpkins. There is also a bit of a cola flavour and some all spice. It ends with a slightly spicy aftertaste.

Overall - It doesn't taste as good as it smells, but it also remains fairly drinkable by not being too in your face. I could actually drink a few of these back to back.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep brassy amber hue with orange highlights, lightly spiced nose with a touch of pumpkin and what smells like unfermented pale malts.

Medium body which thins out on the finish. Clove and nutmeg, touch of cinnamon and vanilla. No true pumpkin taste but thats probably because its not made with this years pumpkins. Tastes like pumpkin beer light. If youre going for a session pumpkin ale make it a long trail pumpkin or a night owl cause this one falls short for being at the same price point.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours clear dark amber with a tall, off-white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. There is a moderate amount of visible tiny bubbles rising in the beer. There are aromas of cinnamon, clove, allspice, and pumpkin. It smells like pumpkin bread. Those pumpkin bread notes are definitely there up front, but they're not very strong. There's the spiciness from the cinnamon, clove, and allspice and the pumpkin flavors complement the malt very well. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer that serves as a good introduction to this style.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a pint glass

A- Very dark clear amber with a one finger off tan head.

S- I get a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg. A little pumpkin, some herbal notes. Spicy.

T- Not a huge flavor up front but the flavor kicks in after a minute. There is a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg here. Very much a holiday beer. A little clove, some spicy herbal notes. Pumpkin is an obvious taste. A smooth and easy drinking pumkin beer.

M- Nice big feel to it. Pretty easy drinking. Smooth and a pleasant aftertaste.

O- A good pumpkin beer, a great first pumpkin beer.

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Photo of theecaleb
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving temp was around 50 degrees, poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: good look to the beer. Perfect fall color of deep amber or copper, light to medium head, quickly faded away. Almost no lacing.

S: Rather boring, no smell of pumpkin or fall like spices.

T:Taste was almost same as smell, pretty boring. Small after taste of spices and pumpkin. Little taste of malt.

M: Light, but almost watered down.

O: I am disappointed by this brew. I always love fall seasonal beer (even though most of them are not great.) I would go for Sam Adams Octoberfest over the Pumpkin Harvest. I would not recommend this beer to a friend.

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Photo of frankiepop
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I will start with confessing I used to be but am no longer a Sam Adams fan. I used to love Sam. They changed America beer tastes. They caused the revolution for me at least if not the entire USA. I still love Sam's Honey Porter, but SA seems not to ship it to my stores anymore. Now to their Pumpkin beer review.

I like the appearance. Somewhat dark brown with a hue of orange. And I loved the strong clove and cinnamon spicy PUNKIN PIE aroma.

Ok I love Pumpkin beer. Anyway I love the ONLY one that I have tried. That was Blue Moon Pumpkin ale so see my raving review.

But this beer disappoints when you taste it. There's just a lack of flavor here to give it high marks. The after taste was relatively nice mellow creamy with ONLY a hint of pumpkin. Carbonation was a little high though for my liking so mouthfeel will be ummm a generous 3.5.

Overall just 3.0. A little too disappointing. This reflect the overly cautious approach by Sam Adams anymore.

I think this beer would go well with some soft rock...Fleetwood Mac Rumours or some Wilco.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 2,649 ratings