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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn AleRedhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

287 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
As the fall days grow shorter, beer drinkers naturally start their migration toward more robust, full-bodied brews. Late Harvest is an easy-drinking, yet flavorful brew that features a deep chestnut color and unique, roasted malt aroma and flavor. Late Harvest’s rich flavor is the result of using four different malts, yet the robust profile remains balanced and sophisticated, thanks to our two distinctive hop additions.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 03-03-2006)
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Photo of CharlesRiver
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%

12 oz bottle. Pours out a clear chestnut brown with a small head that doesn't seem to last. Smell is lacking a bit. Some malt and fruit coming through but pretty light.

The taste is actually a suprise. The malt kind of takes a back seat and the fruit and flowers come through more. A bit nutty in the end. I would almost dare to say this beer leans towards a winter beer. The spicy, fruity hints are what lead me to say that.

A solid beer from Redhook but nothing that I HAVE to have. I am actually looking forward to their winter brew. Last years was great.

CharlesRiver, Oct 01, 2005
Photo of HardTarget
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

09-30-2005
Bottle Inspection: 12 oz. Brown twisty with a bottled on date of 0719 05 (sampled 0929 05) and “Saccharomyces Cerevisiae” written in small black letters. Mmmm... ale yeast.

Aroma (3.5): Smells like a brown ale, sweet with a sourdough bread note.

Appearance (4): Clear amber-orange glass with a sandy tan cover that left sheets of lace.

Flavor (3.5): Fairly balanced with the edge toward sweet. A bit of corn with some kind of pumpkin pie spice lightly present. Not pumpkin, the spice that goes with it though.

Mouthfeel (3): Medium to strong carbonation, a bit fizzy in texture, medium body.

Overall Impression (3.5): Enjoyable, pleasant, but not exactly a celebration. It’s a bit too carbonated and a bit too mild to be the harbinger of autumn. Still, an enjoyable ale, worth a try.

Thanks to Pegasus for the sample.

11-12-2006 Re-reviewed
Bottle Inspection: Cool owl (new label), but no useful information beyond a bottled on date in raised dots, but the raised dots tore the label, and all I can make out is a 0 _ _ 2 0 6

Aroma (3): Light earthy hop and a mild tea note. Smells like a English Pale Ale.

Appearance (3.5): Clear orange amber body manages to hold a thin collar and give drops of lace.

Flavor (3): Nice balance, some mild caramel notes and grassy hop. Unfortunately, there is a harsh metallic taste running through it.

Mouthfeel (4): Soft texture, low carbonation, medium light body.

Overall Impression (3): A good beer with a serious flaw. A shame as I really like where they were going. The metallic note is just jarring though.

HardTarget, Sep 30, 2005
Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

Tasted on-tap 09/27/05 at Mighty Mike's in Sterling, VA.

Golden-copper color with a low beige head. Light malt aroma with light malt spiciness. All malt flavors and no hop character to speak of. Medium-light bodied.

Nothing extraordinary here. A beer to try but not one I'd stick with or buy a sixer of.

RBorsato, Sep 28, 2005
Photo of mtbikeguru
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

I was at the store trying to decide what to get and saw this brew sitting on the shelf. I thought to myself, "self, you should try something new"

This brew pours a nice orangis gold with a nice head on it.
Once the beer warms up a little, the malts come out and play but are balanced nicely by a little bitterness from the malts. Also, there is a very good mouthfeel once the beer starts to warm a little. This is a beer that I will look for in the future... Not something that I would drink on a regular basis but would definitley have again.

mtbikeguru, Sep 23, 2005
Photo of UDbeernut
3.68/5  rDev +7%

Appearance: nice dark amber with a little carbonation. I was slightly disapointed by the small amount of head

Smell: a hint of yeast and hops

Taste: Very good. hops and malt are noticalbe but not overbearing

Mouthfeel and drinkability: smooth.... defiantly a session beer

UDbeernut, Sep 17, 2005
Photo of far333
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

Light honey colored with an orangey beige foamy head made up of bubbles of many and various sizes. Aroma is rich and strong, bready malts, fruity sweetness, some light spiciness of nutmeg. Flavor is rich and full, with typical Marzen smooth maltiness, a little doughey, a little sweet, some fruit and cinnamon, but also something a little edgey like some essence of autumnal dried leaves. Understated hops, just some lingering bitter in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, some tingly carbonation. Very drinkable, I've been enjoying this beer this Fall.

far333, Sep 11, 2005
Photo of oelergud
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%

Beautiful amber with a light tan head, dissipates fast to a thin float that give a little lace. High carbonation.
Smell is of sweet spiced caramel, some hop notes mingled with brown sugar.
Taste is sweet caramel-like maltsthat and pumpkin that are quickly overcome by the surprisingly harsh hop profile that ends in a dry finish that moves into the aftertaste of faint apple, floral and pleasantly hoppy sensation. Very well balanced brew.
Full mouthfeel, great coating and textured going down.
Excellent drinkability in this well crafted fall brew.

-Oelergud

oelergud, Sep 09, 2005
Photo of horshack7
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%

Appearance: Pours a red copper color with a frothty head.

Smell: Nice caramel notes with sweet malts.

Taste: Caramel notes malt is sweet nice on the palate. Medium to full bodied.

Notes: This one is very drinkable would make a great all season brew. Another good one from Redhook.

horshack7, Sep 06, 2005
Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%

A new one from Redhook. Clear copper color with a decent tan head that lies flat at 1/2 an inch in height. Fairly sticky lace, especially on the near side of the pint glass. Malty aroma, cinnamon bread, a bit of fruit and hop tickle. Mouthfeel is about medium, carbonation is average. Lots of malt to start, toasty with sweet tones that get a little tea-like when combined with an orangey hop oil bittering at the close. Actually a fairly sturdy brew in many aspects with a bite at the end. A few elements seem a bit papery and cardboard-like. Still, not a bad brew overall.

ADR, Sep 04, 2005
Photo of ZAP
3.68/5  rDev +7%

Nice little brew here...much like all the redhook beers...subtle but tasty..

Nice amber color....nose is sweet caramel malts...body is medium...taste begins sweet with a nice caramel flavor...subtle but evident...hopping is secondary but there are some soft herbal notes...not a BIG beer is body or taste but a good one....very nice caramel touch without going over the top....the hops lend a nice touch as well.

I have come to appreciate the redhook line for what it offers...subtle but tasty beers that don't blow you away but are almost always enjoyable...I could find a place for a six-pack each fall for this beer.

ZAP, Sep 03, 2005
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Thanks for NCLifestyle for pointing out this beer,poured a nice deep copper with a slightly off white head,pretty average in the aroma department though a hint of caramel and toasted malt but its faint.This is a straight on amber ale no frills some caramel and kilned malt a slight butteriness and vanilla pod in the finish not overly complex.Is it robust like the six pack says not really but its quaffable and has some decent flavor,not bad.In some ways it reminds me a little of Anderson Valley Summer Solstice in appearance and a vanilla-like finish.

oberon, Aug 25, 2005
Photo of NClifestyle
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Stopped by the Harris Teeter today, strolled down the beer row, and a new, nice looking 6-pack from Red Hook jumped out at me. Autumn Ale (although the box says Autumn Robust Ale), in a lovely burnt orange color with yellow highlights.
The bottle reads "saccharomyces cerevisiae" (latin for autumn ale?) near the bottom, and above that says "Homage To The Autumnal Equinox" on the label. 12 oz bottle with born on date of 7/27/05.
Poured into a pint glass, you get a bright amber color with a thick off-white head of large bubbles. A thin layer remains with the beer until the end, and moderate, at least sporadic, lace can be found.
The first noticable smell is sweet malt, maybe caramel or sugar cane, followed by a spicy citrus hint, maybe even a floral aroma. Not a bad smelling brew, just not overwhelming.
You taste a touch of caramel on the front of your tongue, which is lost to a nice hop rush on the sides of the mouth. I find a sharp tang, not wholly unpleasant, in the back of my mouth.
The beer has some carbonation, but not a ton, and feels moderately smooth but a bit thin in the mouth.
Very easy to drink, but, as the name suggests, would seem more at home on the porch in late september, early october, than in the dog days of summer (in N.C.). The aftertaste gets a bit strong for my likes near the end as the beer warms, but it's not that bad. Still, a pretty good beer.
cheers...

NClifestyle, Aug 25, 2005
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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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