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Harvest Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 10-24-2010)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

SFdragon, Wednesday at 02:44 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

HoppySeb, Nov 12, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +38.7%

Juliereyn11, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

yeaprolly, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Haybeerman, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Donkster46, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of TwoTrees
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Harvest Ale from Fremont? Don't mind if I do!

This little saison is surprisingly bright and refreshing. Slightly sweet Belgian yeast profile is well balanced with stone fruit and faint spice. Reminds me of Boulevard's Tank 7 in some respects...and it's canned! Drank the first one way too fast and needed to immediately open a second.

To wit: This offering from Fremont is a bit of a diamond in the rough and deserves a higher overall rating than it currently has.

TwoTrees, Oct 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

abeeronthebeach, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"...unfettered by spices."

No kidding; it's refreshing to have a saison-style American beer not loaded up with coriander or oranges or whatever the hell else. You'd miss, entirely, the nice wheat snap that's in this one. Fremont consistently impresses me, with a total lack of flashiness.

DerAtomsmasher, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Ben7773, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Metaltildeath, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sanford_and_son, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sloelco, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

510a, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kurmaraja, Mar 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

twenty5, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear yellow orange, nice carbonation, two finger fluffy head.

S-Spice, grass, lemon, wheat, not fully balanced though.

T-Starts with some spice. Some earthy notes. Lots of bread though. Semi-bland. As it warms more spice comes out.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, crisp.

O-A mediocre saison. The balance wasn't ever there. And neither the spice or citrus notes that are great in the style come though as much as they should

rlee1390, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Barely hazy pale straw with retentive white head. Light aroma of clove with a hint of lemon. Taste has some esters, coriander/clove, and sweet-bread malt. Finish is Belgian yeast, clove/coriander. Mouthfeel is excellent; smooth, light, and somewhat crisp but substantial with a perfectly light dry finish.

OVERALL: Not as good as other saisons I've had, but for $2 a bomber I can't complain. I love the finish.

PedalFuel, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

foxyaardvark27, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

bizweasel, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

NickThePyro, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

tastymug, Nov 12, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured can into a pint glass...

A - Hazey golden color, not much head, leaves some decent lace.

S - Ok, you can pick up on the cloves.

T - I don't drink a lot of Saison/Farmhouse Ales so I'm not sure if I've acquired the appreciation for this style or this is just ok to me. It isn't crap but I probably won't buy it again.

M - Decent.

BVukelich, Nov 09, 2013
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Harvest Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.