Harvest Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
A-Clear amber orange, two finger head that leaves behind lacing.
S-Earthy hops. Mainly just hops. But good smelling hops.
T-Earthy, ends with bitterness, some burnt tones.
M-Medium bodied, little carbonation, thick and resinous.
O-A little late in the season, but I figured it was the tail end of still good. Would gladly try again next year fresh.
12-09-2011 00:47:34 | More by rlee1390
3.58/5 rDev -4%
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
Nice copper appearance with thin off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly leaving just a little bit of lacing.
Up front there is a lot more spice and malt than I would've expected for a fresh hop ale. I do realize that this isn't the freshest bottle around at this point but I would've expected a little more punch in the aroma. Citrus is trying to get through.
Much like the nose, this doesn't strike me as an IPA, especially not what I associate with fresh hopped ales. There is a pretty noticeable bitterness but I don't pick up on much of the citrus or resin that I would expect.
Mouthfeel is pretty thick and dry. The carbonation is decent and the bitterness certainly lingers on the tongue for a while.
Overall definitely not one of my favorite harvest ales. Not a bad beer by any means but I was hoping for a more pronounced hop presence (or at least a little more subdued malt bill). The hop lend some bitterness but not enough flavor for me.
11-24-2011 20:36:55 | More by qthompso
4.13/5 rDev +10.7%
Light, slightly coppery color with a nice head. Minimal lacing here.
Smells very fresh and floral. Reminds me of Ithaca's Flower Power.
Tastes balanced and smooth; it's refreshing for a beer that is focused mostly on the hops.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp with good carbonation, becoming a little thick as the beer warms up.
Overall, this is a relatively light, very tasty beer that's not as bold as your typical IPA. Probably great on tap.
11-20-2011 06:47:23 | More by Yoshiplace
3.33/5 rDev -10.7%
Nice copper color. Tan one finger head. 1/4 inch lingers.
Hop aroma is pretty weak. I expected way more in the aroma department. I'm actually getting a lot more malt than hops in the nose.
A nice, well rounded flavor. A little piney and floral. Nice bitterness. A nice fresh green (in a good way) aftertaste.
Thick mouthfeel. Maybe a little too thick. There's a slightly dry finish which adds a light crispness. But the body is a little too heavy for this style.
I'm a sucker for seasonals, harvest ales, etc. Some are great, some fall short. This one was somewhere in the middle.
11-19-2011 13:58:27 | More by UnderPressure
Harvest Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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