Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
Lawson Local Hop Harvest pours a clear copper color with a stiff, rocky head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace.
The aroma is hoppy with notes of orange citrus, pine and grass. Some caramel malt is also present.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is light and watery on the palate with mild carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced between sweet caramel and pale malt and bitter hop flavors of grass and orange citrus. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering caramel sweetness and citrus. Once gone the citrus flavor lingers on the palate.
This is an easy drinking, very well balanced beer.
12-30-2012 00:12:21 | More by WanderingFool
3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
poured from a bottle very fresh into a glass
it looks nice when you pour but there is very little aroma
the smell just doesnt impress
as you taste it is very mild yes it is smooth but more like a session ale
not very hop taste as you would think from the name
the alcohol content is low just make it very average brew
glad to have tried but just to mellow for me
all said I would have to pass on getting this again
overall rating is mediocre at best giving it an C to C- average
12-23-2012 20:07:19 | More by mhksuccess
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
22oz bomber poured into Lawson's snifter. Purchased at the farmer's market release on Saturday.
A- Pours a translucent golden brown with about a finger's worth of white frothy head with a slight yellow hue to it. Head recedes to a thin frothy layer coating the glass in lacing. Nice consistent rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Fairly light hops (definitely get some centenial and cascade), a little bit of grapefruit, pine, pale malts, some spices (almost get a little bit of nutmeg), some pilsner characteristics. Not overly aromatic, but definitely pleasant.
T- Pale malts, a little bit of pine, some light grapefruit, finishes with a hint of bitterness and some pilsen malts that gives the beer a slight pilsner quality. Fairly well balanced, but would have liked a little bit more hops.
M- Medium bodied to a little bit on the light side, very easy drinking, nice level of carbonation.
O- This was a very interesting and easy drinking beer. It was kind of a hybrid between an APA and a Pilsner which made it fairly unique. Overall this beer was very well done, but I think I would have liked it a little bit better with a little bit more hops. Not my favorite Lawson's beer, but definitely worth trying out.
12-17-2012 23:09:30 | More by jaasen64
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
Bomber into worthy sniffer (first day of release in burlington)
A:ruby red to brown with a small white to tan was that goes away but leaves a ring around the edges transparent
S:fairly hoppy aroma with a little bit of malt but not a strong smell there is a hint of earthyness
T: the taste is fresh but there is a earthy funkyness to the taste that may be from hops grown in vt and even living here I can't say it's great though I want to like it. In terms of flavors there is fresh hops there but they seem somewhat watered down the bitterness is there but it's not well balanced and does not last throughout the finish there is kind of a sugery flavor there too
M: light oily and extremely watered down and the carbonation is somewhat harsh dispite this it is a drinkable brew
O:it's decent representative of what I'd think hops grown in vt might taste like with the earthy tones its a bit malty and bitter for me but soild none the less worth a try
12-03-2012 15:18:05 | More by Pinknuggets
4.18/5 rDev +17.1%
Tasty beer, as always, from Sean Lawson. Using local VT grown and pelletized hops.
A - Hazy amber with a decent fluffy head that rapidly recedes to a thin later of foam. I like a bit of haze to my beer...makes it feel alive. Sexy lacing!
S - Bright, fruity smell. I can almost pick up a juicyfruit-like scent (or maybe I'm going crazy...). Not the most pungent beer ever, though. I wish it had a bit more punch.
T - Clean, crisp, and fruity. Juicy, almost...but not quite. Touches of pine followed by a pleasant and not overpowering bitterness. However, I'm not sure that this is quite where I was hoping it to be. I wish it had a bit more punch (again) in terms of juicyness. As it warms, I have warmed to the taste. A bit more flavorful and nuanced now.
M - Sharpish carbonation but otherwise pleasingly satisfying mouthfeel while not being syrupy to any degree.
O - A good beer that is definitely worth trying. Major kudos for keeping the ABV low so that I can drink some other beer tonight. Also cool from the local perspective. Now we need local malts too! Not my favorite Lawson's beer, not by a long shot.
12-01-2012 22:52:12 | More by mountsnow1010
Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.