Harvest Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jdoncbus:
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into Sam Adams turbulator glass. Pours a very strong amber color (unusually dark for an AIPA) along with a slow forming, tan head. Head relaxes while bonding nicely to the glass. Carbonation is very active.
Initial whiffs expose dark fruit, piney hops, and an almost dark belgian ale aroma with the presence of pungent sugars. Notes of orange and grapefruit introduce themselves with a faint bread smell.
First taste brings forth toasted barley followed by some apricot and a firm dose of piney hops. The pine lingers on the palate for quite some time which offers a little lemonmint, banana bread, and more pine.
The first sip is creamy with a little crispness. The rest of the ride decides to remove any moisture from your mouth and is far more dry then your typical AIPA.
A uniquie AIPA to say the least with the sugar and roasted malt on the front. I loved the strong hops with all of the pine but could have used a little more citrus in the action. Many hopheads or West Coasters may not enjoy the malt but I feel it goes along well with the Autmun, harvest theme. Overall, I found it rather unbalanced and somewhat confusing but still enjoyed it. It was only $7.99 a 4-pack which was nice as well.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2009 21:02:15 | More by jdoncbus
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3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taken from several years old notes.
A: 1/4" off white head that fell to light lacing. Clear copper body.
S: Toasted bread, caramel, and bitter hops.
T: Big bitter hop bite, toasty & pale malts with a hint of caramel all wilt under an onslaught of bitter hops. Not much other character to the hops though.
M: Medium-light body, fairly aggressive carbonation. Bitter, lasting finish.
O: Hugely bitter, which normally I like, but here, there's just not enough else happening. Just ok.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 16:57:49 | More by OKCNittany
Harvest Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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