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

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BA SCORE
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62 Ratings
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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)
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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

acurtis, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Enjoy By: 03/15/14. The print is a little squished, it may be 03/13/14. Either way, I think I'm okay.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, darkish, amber-golden body with a well-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Interestingly, a strong note of grape-flavored Bonkers straight oughta the 80's. Underneath, moderately toasted grains, faint caramelized sugars -- just a wee nutty. Light spicy, herb, but it's hard to shake those Bonkers.

Taste: Water-logged toast, breadcrusts and all. Thin caramel taste as well as a light caramel sweetness. Again, that grape Bonkers taste. Drying spicy herbal tone. Toasty, dry, Bonkers-edged finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, yet a bit tongue-coating. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Grape-flavored Bonkers.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -24%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

oriolesfan4, Mar 24, 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 InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

InspectorBob, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/15/2014. Pours slightly hazy pale orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, grape, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, clove, pepper, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt, yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, herbal, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy herbal/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, herbal, pepper, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Polish old ale style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

superspak, Jan 27, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Kelp, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of puboflyons
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

LoveStout, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jfcaa193, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

vermilcj, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mklisz, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of trevorpost
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

trevorpost, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 03/15/14

A: Pours a nice amber/mahogany color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a cap that leaves nice lacing

S: Some nice dark fruits and a little bit of spiciness. Some sweetness in the back, along with a very light hint of the alcohol

T: Starts off with the fruitiness and light spiciness and goes into a light bready sweetness from the malts. Finishes with a nice herbal quality and some lingering sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very balanced brew with a good bit of maltiness. Very easy to drink and sip on. Another solid beer from the 100 barrel series

BEERMILER12, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Gregwa, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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