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

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
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)
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Reviews by DrJay:
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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear orange with a thin cap of beige foam. Decent head retention with lots of lacing. Earthy malt, sugary aroma, almost cotton candy-like, some caramel and toasted notes, faint fruitiness. Mild bitterness, malty with a fruity, herbal edge. Toast and caramel, sugary sweetness. Moderate lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, low/medium carbonation, smooth and balanced. I kind of like this. It's pretty mild overall, but still interesting and quite drinkable.

DrJay, Jan 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +10.5%

woodchipper, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance: amber in color, 3/4 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt

Taste: sweet caramel, fresh meadow, toasted malt

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end

Overall: An above average, nice and malty Polish beer. I have had better in the style, but this is worth a try. Not sure if I will pick this up again however.

tigg924, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

alienlifeforcecube, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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 chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours orange-red-amber with high clarity and a small, fragile head.

Aroma: Nice sweet malts with spicy and floral tones plus a hint of fruit.

Flavor: Lightly spicy and herbal Polish hops, caramel malt, barrel wood. Well balanced and nicely complex.

Feel: Medium bodied; smooth with a clean, semi-dry finish.

O: Excellent. Drinks big for 5.8%. Very good use of barrel aging.

chinchill, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

acurtis, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%

This is the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series session 48. Beer Trip 2013 "Polskie Mastne"

A polish "Old Style Ale".

A light amber and gold hued color, clear visibility. A substantial white crown forms 1" high, dissipates to a thin scattered lace.

Herbal and spice hops and yeast combo upfront in the nose. Tangy, with a mix of herbals, light malt, sweet and tangy effect overall.

The first impression is a sharp, tangy bite, light, crisp hit turns full-on mouth feel. a unique, spiced, herbal, earthy hop and yeast flavor, the light almost roastie malt is in fine balance, Earthy flavors, hardy dark wheat, charred grains, but in a light malty fashion. Never "heavy" or cloying.

Na Zdrowie indeed!

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Roguer, Dec 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

trevorpost, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 29, 2013.

It is an attractive medium amber pour with a short-lived white head. Excellent clarity.

The aroma has a caramel malt note at first and then it turns into a clean, crisp hop note. Toasted and basic.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a pretty good caramel malt character at first but then there is a moderate bitterness coming up from behind. Mild to moderate bitterness. A likable but not extraordinary beer.

puboflyons, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Tarps68, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of u2carew
3.51/5  rDev -3%

22oz bomber

A) Clean and clear body. Bronze colored body. Finger thick head on the pour, settles slightly with big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass.
S) Not very robust, quite mellow. Caramel tones. Grainy.
T) Mellow caramel notes. Sweet, pleasant malty flavors. Halfway through hops kick in with a subtle bitterness.
M) Light to medium body. Dry. Chalky in the finish.
O) A decent brew. Unfortunately, my expertise on Polish beers is limited, but the general nature and taste profile is European/Northern Atlantic.

u2carew, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

nebula1999, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

civicm87, Feb 23, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

On-tap 12/15/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains spices, fruit, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus, tea and spice. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is decent and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth but not very crisp and a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, overall it’s just a mediocre beer.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oatsodas, Apr 04, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from 22oz. bottle into tulip glass a clear,copper color with a thin layer of tan bubbles. The beer leaves good lacing on the glass.
S: Fresh biscuits, golden raisins, faint tobacco all come through the roasted malt aroma in different layers. Touch of hops add a grassy, herbal aroma but it is subdued.
T: Full on malt. Crisp, sweet, and dry with hints of golden raisins, gala apples, husky grains, herbal and grassy hop flavors and a doughy yeast touch.
M: Light to medium body with a crisp, dry carbonation that is refreshing. No warming from alcohol and finish is dry.
O: A good job by Harpoon to make this interesting beer. It is great paired with pizza and certainly has good flavor character.

scottbrew4u, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tencents, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%

Foamy head that leaves a web of lace on the glass. Dark copper color. Clear.

This features a malty nose--some caramel and light biscuit. A bit of hop for balance.

This is dry, malty brew. It has a bit caramel. The swallow becomes bitter in a surprising way. It's an Amber style--quite good. Full body with slower carbonation.

smcolw, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

smb71481, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mklisz, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mrovelli, Dec 07, 2013
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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