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Local Harvest Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Local Harvest AleLocal Harvest Ale

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very good

91 Ratings

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Fall seasonal Local Harvest Ale is brewed with hops and barley grown in Maine with the clear water of Sebago Lake. Local Harvest Ale is mahogany in color and has an intense bouquet of citrus, pine and lemongrass which comes from hopping this beer four ways: In the mash, in the kettle, steeped and dry hopped. After your first sip you will taste the fresh wet hops and the finish flavor of oily hops on your tongue. You will desire yet another sip. This auburn Autumn classic is balanced with the careful addition of chocolate and caramel malts to create this extremely popular local beer. Please support Maine agriculture and enjoy the harvest!

36 IBU

(Beer added by: corby112 on 11-01-2009)
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Photo of Omnium
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sensory Pils

A - Cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head, but has some nice lacing.
S - You definitely get the fresh hop aroma, nice citrus grassy pine hop scents. Also you get a caramel malt base.
T - Grapefruit, lemon candy, caramel and bready malts, some earthy tones on the end. Finishes with some dry bitterness.
M - A tad bit too dry.
O - So far its the only thing I had from Sebago that I enjoyed.

Omnium, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

billybob, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrStiffington, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ScaryEd, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Celtics76, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of trotnixon
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

trotnixon, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of ericj551
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

ericj551, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Gregwa, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Medium brown in color with a beige head of about one finger. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Rich hop smell, but not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium Bodied, not smooth but not too rough. Taste of fresh hops, pine, citrus and nutty notes are subtle.

Overall: Great local brew. Will have this one again.

Cavanaghty, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Lifsabch
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Lifsabch, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of ChrisL24481
2.75/5  rDev -30%

ChrisL24481, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy dark copper color. Head is mostly white with a tan undertone. Head is small and creamy. It slowly dies off to a thin plate of froth. The head leaves consistent lacing sheets.

S-Smell is not very intense and mostly balanced. It an attractive nose. Caramel malt and solid-enough notes of grassy and floral hops. The hop presence is solid enough to hold my interest.

T-The flavor is better. Hops outmuscle the malt (only slightly). Hoppy, lingering flavors of grass, flower petals and pine with lighter citrus and even some soapy notes are all detectable. The malt is sweet and doughy. Maybe a hint of toffee? The flavors match up well.

M-Medium bodied with buzzing carbonation. Feels a bit creamy. Bitterness is medium-high and lasts for a while.

O/D-My favorite Sebago offering. I enjoyed the balance and the surprising hoppiness that arrives during first sip. A pretty tasty Harvest Pale. Also, although I had it on-tap, I love the bottle art too.

VelvetExtract, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mattparsons, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of IPARyan
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice rust color with a proper one inch head when poured properly. The head is quick to go away but not completely. Nice lacing but that goes away as you work down.

S - The aroma is welcoming for any IPA drinker because it has a pleasant hop smell.

M - It feels a bit thin but it is very drinkable...which is great upside when you want have more than just one.

T - The hops are prominent on first taste but there's not much lingering aftertaste.

Overall, definitely worth it. A must try for Sebago drinkers. I'll definitely be having a few more. Tis the season!

IPARyan, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of zahara15
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

zahara15, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this to Michigan to share with the relatives (it made a good travel as it impressed them).

We all had it in pint glasses:

A: brown/orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that takes a good minute before slowly dieing. Some nice speckled spider-web lacing leads gently into the body. Some light carbonation is seen rising.

S: sweet with some light hops entering in with a bit of pine and citrus.

T: sweet, once again, but the hops are fairly strong with a mild citrus taste.

M: light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable.

O: this was one I had years ago when I first moved to Maine. I loved it then, and I still love it. No doubt that I would have this again. This is a Sebago must have. And the Michigan relatives loved it too!

BeerKangaroo, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of kindbill
4/5  rDev +1.8%

kindbill, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of gdrydenc
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a great burnt orange with 1 finger of while head.

S - Smells sweet, with hints of hops character of pine and maybe a bit of citrus.

T - Very sweet. Granted, this beer has been around for a couple months, but the hop character has faded a good amount.

M - Good carbonation, good amount of head on the pour.

Overall, I love the idea of this beer. As a native Mainer, this is an awesome idea. However, this is not a great implementation of the idea. I wish that this beer was remarkable, but unfortunately it is forgettable.

gdrydenc, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

vfgccp, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Lupie
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Lupie, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown copper color with little head. Fair amount of lacing. Aromas of spicy hops, malts, earth and sweet grains. Taste is spicy and floral hops. Sweet grains and malts as well. Floral finish with some bitterness. Easy to drink and lightly carbonated. Fair amount of floral and spicy hop flavor to this one. Overall, decent and worth a second look....eventually.

PicoPapa, Feb 03, 2012
Local Harvest Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.