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

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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest AleWitch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 08-15-2012)
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Edhel

New Mexico

1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

10-14-2013 23:35:46 | More by Edhel
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npendres

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

10-11-2012 01:21:41 | More by npendres
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-04-2012 04:25:19 | More by soonerlight
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TX-Badger

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.2%

12-17-2012 23:26:05 | More by TX-Badger
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NOLTERN

Oregon

2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:44:41 | More by NOLTERN
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QuakeAttack

California

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

09-24-2013 19:30:42 | More by QuakeAttack
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 06:32:21 | More by TMoney2591
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -24%

01-04-2013 19:29:56 | More by QuamLaetus
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blawjr


2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-21-2012 21:15:02 | More by blawjr
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -24%

11-26-2012 03:40:57 | More by Kahlerbock
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unknowing1


2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-02-2012 02:00:59 | More by unknowing1
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-19-2013 23:20:15 | More by ZinFanDave
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archero

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24%

11-28-2013 08:21:05 | More by archero
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
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?!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 20:49:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mschind

California

2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 19:04:17 | More by mschind
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.71/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 05:26:39 | More by Fatehunter
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

09-06-2013 04:11:47 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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cnbrown313

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

09-27-2013 22:33:27 | More by cnbrown313
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TaborTime

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

12-15-2013 02:10:09 | More by TaborTime
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Mick-e-d


2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

09-28-2012 01:01:08 | More by Mick-e-d
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2neardead

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

10-12-2012 03:10:08 | More by 2neardead
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Slippinghalo

California

2.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance - Auburn in color. One finger-width head and the retention was good.

Smell - Has a nice cinnamon/nutmeg smell upfront with caramel malts.

Taste - The malts did not really shine through the way I expected, and there was the bitterness from the hops at the end (not bad). I don't feel that the spices mixed well with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - It was kind of thin, and again, not bad, but it could have been thicker with more of a full mouthfeel.

Overall - I liked the beer, but I don't believe I would search for it to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 03:43:42 | More by Slippinghalo
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a hazy brown supporting a thin dissipating head leaving. Smell and taste has the pumpkin spice, but don't know if there is any real pumpkin in there with a good dose of hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Seems to be more like a spice harvest IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:18:09 | More by Bookseeb
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-08-2013 17:54:34 | More by TheMrFarnham
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

09-16-2012 01:43:48 | More by enelson
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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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