Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.41/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
12-09-2013 14:53:01 | More by matjack85
4.69/5 rDev +33.6%
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a nice reddish color. 1 1/2 to 2 finger head. Doesn't last long, but leaves behind a lot of lacing.
S: Malty, bready.
T: Sweet, caramel malts. Some hoppy bitterness towards the end.
M: Slightly thick. Moderate carbonation. Feels just right.
O: Very nice red ale. I've been a fan of others of this style I've tried, and this is no exception. Like the malty-bready/biscuity taste.
09-15-2013 05:41:48 | More by Heavy_D
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.