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Local Harvest Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | 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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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-10-2012 21:33:01 | More by zahara15
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 23:47:25 | More by BeerKangaroo
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kindbill

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-15-2012 00:14:22 | More by kindbill
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gdrydenc

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:04:30 | More by gdrydenc
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-12-2012 01:12:48 | More by vfgccp
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Lupie

Maine

5/5  rDev +27.9%

02-06-2012 00:58:09 | More by Lupie
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 07:12:41 | More by PicoPapa
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-27-2011 10:44:08 | More by Grebdioz
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verdict603

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-27-2011 03:01:58 | More by verdict603
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layapandora

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12-22-2011 20:58:24 | More by layapandora
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newenglandontap

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-22-2011 00:58:33 | More by newenglandontap
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-17-2011 23:39:49 | More by MaineMike
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-14-2011 20:43:23 | More by ale207
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-28-2011 12:25:35 | More by LostHighway
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 18:13:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2011 22:02:13 | More by jlogan7
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Whole Foods in Portland, ME. 12 oz. bottle ($8.99/4), poured into red wine glass. Didn't see the bottle date. Reviewed from notes taken 11/12/11.

A: Cloudy, light copper color; 3/4" foam that drops slowly, with sparse lacing.

S: Subtle citrus, pine.

T: Fresh, malty and grassy, w/citrus; mild pine bitterness.

M: Light carbonation, medium body, neutral finish; slight warming; dry but fresh finish.

O: A pleasure to try an East Coast harvest. Close to some of this year's fresh-hop IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 04:37:16 | More by bierbrauer
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Yoshio

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-14-2011 21:34:01 | More by Yoshio
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on November 12, 2011. The pour is a medium to darker amber with a long lasting but thin head. Good lacing left on the bottle. The aroma is vibrant with earthy hops and definitive dose of wild raspberries or black raspberries along with light pale malts. The body is about medium and smooth. The hops tend to be more powerful in the taste as the wild berries take a more subtle back seat. I found it to be a rather enjoyable harvest ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:04:35 | More by puboflyons
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Boppar

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sebago.

Served in an over-sized wine glass

A: Reddish brown with 1.5 fingers of foamy white head with good retention and solid lacing.

S: Earthy hops, moss, pine needles, sweet malts.

T: It opens with pine needles and sweet malts, with a mid-palate transition to a more balanced, leathery dryness and a bitter finish.

M: Heavy, slick, sticky.

O: This is a little meatier and better-rounded than most APAs. It is a great style example and well worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 23:11:45 | More by Boppar
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with the kind of head that fresh hops will inspire; splashy lacing drips down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Candied citrus, floral in tone

Taste: Biscuity malt mixed with ruby red grapefruit, up front, and it just stays that way through to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Awfully close to an IPA, this is an APA just like I like it - refreshing and well-balanced, with nice hoppy tones and not too much malt

Thanks, Bendurgin, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:34:08 | More by brentk56
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redleaves

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lacy top not too big. Standard cloudy color, but not standard on the nose. Citrus and butterscotch? Very nice. Much hoppier than I expected, really bitter, an a good bitter. Slightly floral and decent malty back. A little watery which actually makes it easier to drink more than one. Drys up on the palate just in time. Very goodi will drink it again if I see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:08:52 | More by redleaves
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber with dense cap of white froth, good lacing. Scent is balanced between the fresh cereal grain and light caramel malt backbone and light citrus, pine and floral hops... overall quite earthy. Taste follows suit, very earthy and grainy malt profile and the hops balance those out without really staring in the brew. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry and grainy on the palate. A decent, fresh tasting pale that could have used a little more umph.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 13:56:56 | More by rfgetz
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grahambo

New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep gold in color with a slightly off white head that certainly sticks around

S: Not much going on here. Nothing offensive either which is why its still average

T: Nice solid malt flavor, very bitter with some grassy flavors that linger

M: Perfect for an APA

O: This is very bitter for a pale ale but also very tasty. It has just enough malt to back up some very interesting hops. This beer has malt and hops all grown in Maine which makes this brew one of a kind.

The Sebago website says the hops are Maine-grown Cascades and they're certainly different. I would recommend this one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 00:20:34 | More by grahambo
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy orange/copper color with a finger and a half worth of head. Sticks around for a bit and leaves some good lacing

S: Nice and hoppy, some citrus, grass, and maybe even light pine. Some malt in the background, but the hops are dominant

T: Same as the smell, the hops really shine. Definitely on the hoppy side for an APA, but I'm not complaining at all. Hops are earthy and grassy, with a bit of citrus and pine. Malt and alcohol round off the hops nicely

M: Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Nice and slick from the hops

O: This is a very nice and refreshing APA, especially for the fall season. I'd say it's very close to an IPA, if not an IPA. I must say that either way, I love a good pale ale that comes out right after harvest (this and Sierra Nevada's are the two best that I can think of off the top of my head). Very good beer from Sebago!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 16:44:41 | More by BEERMILER12
Local Harvest Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.