1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Not Rated.
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie MastneHarpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 11-28-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jabergess
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jabergess, Monday at 02:53 AM
Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

322wingedfoot, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mklisz, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Icemann383, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

smb71481, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of A-Sox
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

A-Sox, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

nebula1999, May 25, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin off white head. A good amount of carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild citrus and hops. Wheat/grassy notes. Maybe some floral too.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste sweet with citrus and mild bitter hops.

Overall: Great beer! Glad I tried this one out.

Cavanaghty, May 17, 2014
Photo of Jadjunk
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Every year Harpoon hosts a European "beer culture" trip for employees. This year's trip, a week of visiting breweries and making friends throughout Poland, inspired brewer Scott Shirley to brew this old style ale. Traditional Polish malts and hops create the full body and rich amber color of this beloved Polish style. Na zdrowie!" Brewed in the style of an Old Ale, this is entry #48 in Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series, released in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, crisp beige-white head over an amber orange body with a very high clarity. Carbonation is light and lively. Retention is average, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Aromas of grainy toasted caramel semi-sweet biscuity malts and a soft bready malt backbone, very clean. Little to no hop aroma nor bitterness is evident. The yeast profile generates some yeasty fruitiness, predominantly a sugary grape, perhaps raisin. Very malt-forward, clean and approachable, very similar to German styles. 3.5

(Taste) Biscuity caramel malts with a mild diacetyl profile, very clean and mildly sweet. More fruit, dominant raisin and dates. Grainy bitterness, again very little hop profile. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is very clean, slick and mildly chewy. Carbonation generates a soft crispness for a livelier mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is sweet over earthy bitterness. Alcohol presence is mild and there are very few off-characters to mention aside from the diacetyl which may turn heads, especially if you don't enjoy a buttery or robust malt profile. 3.75

(Overall) I find that Poland's inspired beer lands stylistically similar to German's traditional styles, and this beer finds a comfortable spot around a märzen or perhaps a doppelbock, although it is more drinkable and lighter than the latter. While I don't doubt the ingredients in this beer are purely Polish, I don't find the flavors involved to be outrageously unique. It's a fairly enjoyable, simple beer, but I likely wouldn't classify it as an old ale. 3.5

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall's
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #48: Beer Trip 2013- Polskie Mastne
3.43/5.00

Jadjunk, May 16, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -24%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +10.5%

woodchipper, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Kelp, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of oatsodas
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oatsodas, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of swtdixie91
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

swtdixie91, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

oriolesfan4, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of braican
3/5  rDev -17.1%

braican, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of tencents
4/5  rDev +10.5%

tencents, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Huffs
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Huffs, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with some yellow highlights. A one inch head falls slowly to a thick surface covering.

Smell: bread and caramel are most notable.

Taste: caramel, bread, ripe fruit sweetness, a bit of earthiness, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very drinkable european styled ale that is hearty enough to satisfy. The more I had of this beer the more I liked it.

Gavage, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of BrandonOakes
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BrandonOakes, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +10.5%

civicm87, Feb 23, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.