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2013 Harvest Collection – Samuel Adams

2013 Harvest Collection – Samuel Adams

The 2013 Harvest (Autumn) Collection variety pack from Samuel Adams contained the following beers:

  • Boston Lager (2)
  • Harvest Pumpkin (2)
  • Latitude 48 IPA (2)
  • Hazel Brown (2)
  • Octoberfest (2)
  • Ruby Mild (2)

This was a vast improvement over the original 2009 version. It’s probably also the best lineup I’ve seen for the Harvest Collection variety packs over the years since. There isn’t a single undrinkable beer out of this box, and most are solid beers that provide enough variety to keep one drinker happy or for everybody to be happy with their choices out of what’s left in the box.

Rating (for the variety pack): 95

2009 Harvest Collection – Samuel Adams

2009 Harvest Collection – Samuel Adams

As hard as it is to believe, Samuel Adams had never released a variety pack for fall before (they typically did it for winter) 2009. The very first Harvest Collection by Samuel Adams had the following beers:

  • Boston Lager (2)
  • Octoberfest (2)
  • Irish Red (2)
  • Cherry Wheat (2)
  • Brown Ale (2)
  • Dunkelweizen (2) [First brewing – Harvest Exclusive]

Overall, this was a greatly disappointing pack for me. The only good options were the stalwarts that were to be expected: Boston Lager and Octoberfest. Of the four remaining options, Brown Ale was the best. Dunkelweizen was simply horrible, as was Cherry Wheat.

Rating (for the variety pack): 45.