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Harlem Sugar Hill Ale - Harlem Brewing Company

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Harlem Sugar Hill AleHarlem Sugar Hill Ale

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harlem Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.09% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

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3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an orange golden color very clear. No head but some bubbles around the rim are white.

Smells slightly fruity with a tinge of caramel.
The trays matches the aroma. Not a strong big flavor profile but drinkable crisp like a golden ale should be
And it definitely should be considering the low alcohol.
Slightly high carbonation but crisp light-bodied mouthfeel.
Overall this is an average golden ale

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2.54/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle at Iridium Jazz Club, NYC, NY

I cringed at the $8 price tag on this as my buddy got it, and sadly it was the best beer Iridium had to offer. I sampled it, but ultimately decided if I needed to reach a $15 minimum, I might as well get a martini.

But anyway, this was a slightly hazy, light amber beer, with a fizzy white head that receded to nearly nothing; bubbly carbonation and no real lacing noted. Aroma of toasted grains and corn sugar. More of the same in the taste, pale malty sweetness, toasted grains, light grassiness, slightly metallic edge in the finish. Light body, and not too pleasant overall. Shame on Iridium for gouging these suckers. A crappy club that I hope never to return to, though it was worth it to see Paul Gilbert play "Man on the Silver Mountain" with the Les Paul Trio.

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3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear deep golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a small head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of biscuit and cracker malts in the nose along with some faint hints of berbal hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste some flavors of sweet malts along with hints of herbal hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness that persists into the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and flavorful compared to some of the other beers in the style.

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3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 10/06/12 notes.

a - Pours a golden-amber color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet corn, wheat, grains, bready malts, and light floral hops. Not great, and not much going on here. Pretty average nose.

t - Tastes of lightly sweet honey and light fruits, corn, wheat, bready malts, grains, floral hops, and earthy malts. Nice sweetness from the honey and fruit, much better than the nose.

m - Light body and low carbonation. A bit undercarbonated and has a watery feel to it.

o - Overall a decent beer, though nothing amazing. Easy to drink and some nice honey in the taste, though the nose is uneventful. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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Harlem Sugar Hill Ale from Harlem Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.