Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.54/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 2 January 2014
Appearance: Looks good. Nice coloring and a solid head when pouring that didn't stick around very long.
Smell: Very malty- caramel and brown sugar seem to be pretty dominant in the nose.
Taste: Very similar in taste to the nose- caramel and brown sugar, maybe some dark pumpernickel bready characteristics too. Finishes very dry.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation. I would have preferred this one to be a bit smoother to be honest.
Overall: An okay beer, but not my favorite. Tastes similar to a doppelbock in terms of overall malt profile. Maltier than an Oktoberfest, but sweeter than a doppelbock.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 01:25:50 | More by Beric
3.41/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date, but since this beer is only brewed from January to March, and this is already December, it's certainly not fresh off the assembly line, but it''s still under a year old, so it should still be OK.
The beer poured a perfectly clear red/amber color with a 1-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
The beer had a slightly sweet malty and bready smell along with a touch of alcohol.
Bready and roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness, as well as a touch of cherry fruitiness underneath. The finish has some mild hop bitterness to it (26 IBU's) as well as some alcohol, which I didn't expect from a 5.4% beer.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
It's OK but not spectacular. Their website lists it as a good session beer, and it should be with a 5.4% alcohol content, but I couldn't down many of these due to the noticeable alcoholic flavor.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 14:53:01 | More by matjack85
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.