ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a deep caramel color...interestingly seems to have light rosey hue as well.,.with a medium tan head...decent lacing and retention. aroma has some pumpkin pie spices...clovey...and also some caramel and earthiness...autumnal aroma! flavor is very malty...bready, caramely, with some spice and hops rounding it out. not much pumpkin flavor present though. mouthfeel is silky and the finish lingers with spice and subtle hops. ok but not great...has a boring and cheap quality and taste about it like a poorly made homebrew from a crappy kit.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 (2011) Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is a dense, clear, sparkling, copper ale with a light beige head that disappears quickly. Pumpkin and spice are in the nose, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Itís very lively and medium bodied. The finish is chewy and chalky. It has a spicy flavor, like allspice. Itís tangy and thereís a light juniper-like bitterness with a pumpkin pie and graham cracker aftertaste. Itís nothing out of the ordinary but not bad at all.
(2010) Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is a crystal clear deep amber ale with a small khaki head that fades to a blotch and leaves nice lacing on the glass. There is spice, wood and pumpkin in the nose with notes of nutmeg and vanilla. Itís medium-light bodied and pretty smooth. It leaves the mouth a little silty. Thereís more spice than pumpkin here. I canít isolate a pumpkin flavor. The spices and the hops work together well to provide a moderate bitterness. It has a good, caramelly malt presence thatís not too sweet. Thereís good balance all around. Itís very autumny and very Sam Adams. Itís American in style, but there seem to be heavy nods to England and Germany here. (Aroma 8, Appearance 4, Taste 8, Palate 4, Overall 16)
big_boss (17) - helotes, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
good beer if you like pumpkin, very sweet and not a whole lot of finish, seems to be over before it starts. points for infusing flavor but average at best.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark orangish amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head that had pretty good retention. The nose is a mix of sweet caramel, pumpkin pie spices, and a decent amount of pumpkin meat. The flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma, sweet but not cloying, fairly restrained nutmeg and cinnamon, and caramelized pumpkin meat on the finish. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. This was surprisingly good, I wasnít expecting this to be spiced so lightly.
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour, little head. Good spicy pumpkin aroma (not really a beer smell, but I like it). I donít really like the pumpkin flavor in the beer however. Its just a beer, with pumpkin.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Harvest Pumpkin Ale--Ale Brewed With Pumpkin and Spices--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.70% ABV. 20 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Big dense lasting half inch lacy orange white head. Clear dark bright rich amber orange color. Malty toasted rich pumpkin nutmeg cinnamon mild ginger all spice hop front. Rich roasty pumpkin caramelsmooth malty spicy mildly creamy sweet body. Earthy crusty rich ginger mild all spice hop clean satisfying end. Strong pumpkin yet smooth malty well made brew. Sampled on 11/15/2010 from Autumn Classics12-Pack purchased for $13.99 at Fred Meyer, Ballard, Seattle.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep amber color with a small, off-white, creamy head. Aroma and taste are of pumpkin and cinnamon with a touch of nutmeg. Great blend of ingredients. Medium bodied and crisp, with good carbonation. Ending is mildly sweet with spice notes.
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice beer with a great flavor of mild spices and pumpkin. the beer has a clean taste but the flavor are wonderful. tasty, a winner
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a beautiful amber color, with a medium-sized head. The taste and aroma are delicious - very reminiscent of pumpkin pie with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some other spices. You can also detect some nuttiness. This is a great beer for fall or winter.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with thin tan head. Aroma is strong and sweet - exactly like pumpkin pie. Taste is quite sweet and subtle as well, with the pumpkin and spice flavours coming through. Slight bitterness at the finish, but sweetness is more prevalent. This is a really nice fall beer.