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

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81
good
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:
565
For Trade:
1
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Photo of GStone899
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
1.98/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Lahoi
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. My expectations weren't very high, but maybe that helpd lead to a great experience. I didn't sense any pumpkin until the finish. But when it did hit it was an almost perfect blend. Nothing too intense, which was a good thing. Lots of spice throughout. A very enjoyable winter beer.

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Photo of icemanexit
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greenday_bjh
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justglkn
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SalamanderPusi
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of kmahe
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a nicest clear amber color with a small off-white head. The flavor has a nice minimal pumpkin flavor that is equal to the aroma. An outstanding pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Srqdavid
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RJLarse
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Part of a fall sampler 12 pack. 3 bottles of four different beers. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a garnet red color, some chill haze, with a frothy egg shell white head.

Smell is sweet with a faint aroma of pumpkin spices.

Taste is also a sweet spice flavor. Pumpkin is there, but also cloves and allspice.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, but not cloying.

Overall a very nice pumpkin ale. I wouldn't care to have a lot of it, but it is very good.

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Photo of travis0728
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamranders
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Phoneguy
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nyg
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Over kill on the spices. Sam's is hit or miss. Some are great this one imo isn't. I don't know how this beer needs a novel like review like some I've read. It's just an ok seasonal beer put out with the rest of the pumpkin season hype.

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Photo of BryceHardiman
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy semi-burnt orange color with some transparency to it. Light carbonation could be seen rising to feed a slim white little head. Moderate lacing was left in the wake of the head and slid right on into the beer.
The smell, well, it was pumpkin, but something about it, seemed not like other pumpkin ales I've had. Sure, the spices (mainly just the ginger, but some allspice) were there, but just something else other than pumpkin, was it sweet potato or squash, oh I don't know for sure, some kind of vegetative sort of something going on that I didn't know.
The taste was pretty much the same, that weird pumpkin-esque to maybe squash or sweet potato thing going on, so the sweetness is there along with the spices to boot in a fair manner.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied with a fair crisp and spicy sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seemed to hit fine.
Overall, so I'm not sure if I liked that vegetative/pumpkin-esque/maybe squash or sweet potato thing, but this isn't bad. For all I know that could have been artificial, well, it its artificial, that's not a bad artificial taste, hell, I think I could have again, but maybe not in large doses.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a sam adams perfect pint glass. The brew appears a dark chesnut amber with beautiful clarity and a tan cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma has dark toffee malt and a slight vegetative pumpkin feel with slight spice like earthy nutmeg. Almost a darker sweetness of molasses is noticed with caramel too.

Taste carries much of the same profile as the nose with a malty sweetness upfront accenting that vegetative pumpkin character and earthy spice like nutmeg and faint cinnamon. The aftertaste is mostly vegetative and a dryness with spices. Its not over the top but its noticeable as a leading trait.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. An enjoyable pumpkin offering where you can actually taste the pumpkin flavor and not just the spices typically associated with it. Nicely executed.

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Photo of Golfer3Aces
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Part of a 12 -pack variety. Dark orange color, subtle pumpkin taste, overall a great beer. The pumpkin taste is not overwhelming which makes this beer something that you could drink all year and not think of it as just a fall beer.

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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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