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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #26 - Catamount Maple Wheat - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
78
okay

119 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This full, smooth wheat ale is warming and delicious. It's mildly hopped to let the distinct flavor and aroma of real VT maple syrup take the lead. The maple sweetness and body that blankets this velvety amber beer showcases one of New Englands most beloved traditions. Brewed with wheat malt, pale malt and caramel malt. Hopped with Willamette.

The pure maple syrup used in this beer came from two syrup makers in the Green Mountain State. The Baker Family in East Dummerston has been boiling maple sugar since the 1950s. Dave Gavett also provided syrup from his Scrag Mountain Sugar House in Waitsfield. John's recipe, along with top quality syrup from these two Vermont maple sugar operations, resulted in a crisp wheat ale that is warming and delicious. It is mildly hopped to profile the distinct aroma and flavor of real Vermont Maple Syrup.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2009)
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deg

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a bottle and poured it into a regular pint glass. A good head, a nice reddish brown color. I could smell a little maple. The initial taste was more wheat than maple. Eventually the maple came out and unfortunately started to dominate. Unless you are a fan of the maple taste, I suggest only having this beer in small amounts.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 15:06:17 | More by deg
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look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pretty reddish color, clear, with no head. Smells of heavy maple and wet dog. Flavor is mostly the wet dog flavor I get from most wheat beers, with only a hint of maple. Rather sweet, though. Light carbonation and just a bit muddled overall. This is my second maple beer, and I have to say I like it better than the first (Rogue). Would not get it again, but enjoyed exploring the style.

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The only reason I didn't rate this lower was. Because I didn't want to assume that everyone else feels the way I do about overly sweet beer. But hey, if you like 60 grams of sugar dumped into your brew, by all means... Try this beer. This is coming from a 6th generation Vermonter who LOVES maple syrup. This beer was disgusting. I asked the bar-lady to dump it out after two sips. The second sip was strictly for the purpose of review. Anyways, here it goes:

A: looked deceivingly good. Nice dark mahogany color, with almost a marble syrup within.

S: surprisingly little maple scent, until

T: oh boy did it hit me. Maple, sugar, coma. Way too much. I was hoping for a slight hint of maple, but good lord I was wrong. Could barely taste the finer themes of the beer under all that sugar

M: wouldn't know, I spit it out so quick

O: see above

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T: Some apple flavor initially which fades to wheat and a little dare I say stale bread taste? The maple is very subdued and the finish is very gross bitter that doesn't really have a pin pointed flavor.
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #26 - Catamount Maple Wheat from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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