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Harmon's Special Ale - Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

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Harmon's Special Ale
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 2.32
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sockeye101 on 09-22-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
Reviews by sockeye101:
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2.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Wow...wow...and wow. But now wow in a good way...wow in a bad, bad way. Harmon has yet to disappoint but this limited release beer is best left unreleased in my opinion. I found the 22oz bomber at Stadium Thriftway in Tacoma the label describes it as 'Ale' and 'Small Batch Brewed' and 'Brewers choice brewed in limited quantities". I was really looking forward to this one.

The color poured a beautiful deep amber/orange color with a nice head and some lacing. A tiny bit of particulate was present. Smell was also very nice, light, crisp, frity, floral. I was expecting a nice solid ale. But then the first sip just about floored me. I just keep drinking and sipping and trying to put my finger on what exactly I'm tasting, and I still don't know. There's a flavor that I've never experienced, and it's not good. There's a bitterness up front and then it's just obliterated by this peppery, dirty, earthy, kind of moldy taste that just lingers there. It gives way a bit to a bitter aftertaste but then when that's gone the same odd taste lingers in your mouth for quite a while.

I have no idea what they were trying to do, or if this was a bad bottle, or what. But stear clear of this, Harmon has so much more to offer than this. I plan on contacting to brewer to see just exactly what he was thinking and if indeed I got a bad bottle.

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Harmon's Special Ale from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
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