Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.93/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep shaded reddish amber, nearly tawny with a nice settling white lace. Clean maltiness with some hints of fruitiness and light floral hop. Woody hop and faint bubble gum? Moderate body with a smooth slightly creamy mouth feel, mild hop bitterness lets the delicate malt sweetness come through with waves of toasted malt and grain. Fruit floral yeast. Touch of caramel and a subdued fruitiness in the back ground. Dry toasted grain lingers for a while. Clean, smooth and malty.
A lot of flavor to soak in here for a normal strength beer. A sensible seasonal on their part for the Boston area, this ended up being a more than just a decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2008 05:28:50 | More by Jason
4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
Appearance: A nice and clean looking rich red / amber beer. Head is a tad off-white with a creamy foam stick and excellent head retention.
Smell: Malty, fruity, estery with a soft hop aroma in the background.
Taste: Body is medium. Mouthfeel is smooth. Malt flavours are quite fruity, dark fruits, with an even semi-sugary sweetness. Touch of roasted flavour sits in the back with some bubble-gum-like and woody flavours. Carbonation is tight, zesty and creams-up on the palate. Grain flavours follow, then some esters and a slight touch of alcohol. Hop flavours are floral, tea-like, with a thin, soft character. Some leafy feel can be detected on the palate. Finish has some roasted notes to it.
Notes: Harpoon replaced their Spring Maibock with this beer. I put that aside. They come out with an "Irish-style red ale", which is so typical. I put that aside. What's left? In my opinion a damn fine ale. It's balanced. It's simple. It's easy to drink. It has appeal.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2002 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.