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Samuel Adams – Harvest Pumpkin Ale (2013)

23 Sep

NicAA: Deep ruby with thin head, clear. Sweet aroma of malt and pumpkin hints, with light spicing. Hint of orange peel. 8/10

NicTM: Very low spice, quite bitter hops. No sweetness like the aroma suggested. Woody quality. Medium body, high carb. 7/10

NicP: More than last year, and props for using fresh. Sadly, it’s just not backed up. Cinnamon alone doesn’t cut it. 4p

NicO: Better than last year, still a way to go. Bitter, and traditional style needs more spice. Nothing revolutionary. 69/100

AlexAA: deep, blood red tinted brown, light head, aroma of molasses, sweet malt, and allspice 6/10

AlexTM: thin body, drinks lighter than it looks, heavy malt overpowers spice, cinnamon is faint 6/10

AlexP: I know they use 17 lbs, but I think the ratio is off w/ the 4 malts. 2P

AlexO: Sugary malt takes over what might be a nicely spiced, fresh pumpkin beer – a better recipe than last year, tho 61/100

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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in 2013 Reviews

 

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