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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 08-15-2012

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1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2.03/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I made the mistake of buying a 6 pack of this wretched witch's brew instead of a single bottle. I don't know what led me to believe this would be good enough to drink six of them. This is almost a pumpkin beer, but is too lazy and thin to be a good pumpkin beer, so it is just a "spiced harvest ale".

This beer pours a clear, amber color with minimal head lacing.

The smell is a mixture of tecate and bad spice pairings.

The taste is similar to the smell, and the mouthfeel is very thin and is finished with an unsavory bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is a watery offering of a foul mixture of spice and misfortune, perfect for the halloween season as a trick, but definately not as a treat.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.51/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Some day, I'm gonna pair this beer with a viewing of The Crucible... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear orange-amber topped by a solid finger of light cream froth. The nose comprises iceberg lettuce, very light orange rind, light cinnamon, and a touch of what I believe to be jasmine (if I remember my scented candles and potpourri well enough). The taste holds notes of jasmine-y (or whatever that is) soap, light orange rind, a pinch of clove, a half-pinch of cinnamon, and straight potato root (just let the eyes grow out in a fit of grotesque horticultural artistry). Wow, this stuff really doesn't taste very good at all... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty damn sad beer, one that proclaims its spiciness yet delivers nothing close. This must be a politician's recipe...

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2.55/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a amber-hued body with top-notch clarity topped with an inch of lightly bubbly, slightly beige suds.

Smell: A little hint of caramel, but with no implied sweetness. Tossed spices, a little bit of hops. Even at this early stage, you're left wondering if this is really what they were going for.

Taste: Middling, unappealing malts with a faint, low level of sweetness. Piney quality adhered to the heady spices and bitterness. Spicy finish with no more than a vague touch of malts ever showing.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Very one note, and a bad note at that. I struggled to even get halfway through the twelve ounces. Is this what they were going for?!

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2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Somewhat murky copper color with a very small head.

S-Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and what seemed like orange peel. A bit too strong to be balanced. No discernible hops.

T-Bitter up front but I can't tell if it is from bittering hops or an overdose of spice. It quickly resolves to a medicinal twang leaving a strange aftertaste.

M-Nothing remarkable, ok for the style with appropriate carbonation.

O-Poor mix of spices plus the upfront bitterness had me ready to pour this out. It did not improve as time went on.

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2.71/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured half a finger of head on a clear, copper colored body.
The aroma is lemon with some light Autumn spice. Not bad.
The taste is initially okay; nutty and malty. Then it quickly turns to the "harvest spice" which sent the rest of the structure head over heels down the hill into the lake.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not enjoyable. Disjointed and lost.

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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.