Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's Landbier - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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2.08/5 rDev -43.9%
Limited-part of 100 Barrel Series, #32.
Pours a copper amber with an off white head. Very nice looking and appealing.
Nose is salty biscuity yeast with some floral tones and character; different, perhaps will not be liked by all but inviting to some.
Mouthfeel is thin but seemingly well balanced if one can overcome the problems in flavor which makes mouthfeel almost difficult to judge.
Flavors are off putting in that the overwhelming characteristic is a "dull sour," almost dull bitter character with an "old soggy toast" dull bitter character/flavor and finish. This one is not meant to be a sour and it doesn't pull off a quality lager either.
Not one I'd want to try again.
11-20-2010 23:37:45 | More by GRG1313
2.55/5 rDev -31.3%
A: amber sappy brown, one finger head then flat, no lacing
S: hops give way grain
T: pine, flavorful for a lager I guess, mineral finish. Some tanginess
M: carbonation all the way through, watery, bitterness in back, alcohol warms more than low ABV would warrant
D: basically a slightly more flavorful PBR/macro lager
08-26-2010 07:06:55 | More by nickhiller
2.73/5 rDev -26.4%
Sigh... another average brew from Harpoon. Flat aroma with little more than grass and bitter herbs; flat taste of grassy hops. The fizz is decent and cures the heat of summer. But it's got that lovely dark color and absolutely no trace of malt in aroma or taste. Is it just brown food coloring? Did a brown dog pee into my glass behind the bar? Or maybe it lost its character in the keg on the long trip from Boston to New York, where I drank it. In any case, you can safely pass on this one.
07-19-2010 23:38:53 | More by gfreed
2.83/5 rDev -23.7%
A: Pours a clear amber/brown color. A two finger, tightly packed head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Grainy malt that is lightly sweet. Cooked veggies with a mineral, metallic aroma.
T: Again, big grain up front. Lightly sweet. That typical mineral and metallic flavor I get in almost every Harpoon beer that I don't really like. There is also a really strange flavor of lactic milk. Not good.
M/D: A light to medium body. Low on the carbonation. It does not have that great crisp bit that I love with good lagers. Not hard to drink, but whats the point?
Another sub par offering from the 100 Barrel series. I would love it if they made a lager like this with a lot of character. As is, just a step above macros. I would not recommend this.
09-16-2010 20:16:05 | More by champ103
2.85/5 rDev -23.2%
First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA
Hmm... sounded good, but tasted about the same as a Yuengling. Which is still ok. Poured amber-brown with a decent white head that receded rather quickly. Sweet, roasty malts in the nose and not much more. Malty taste, a bit thin, nutty. Light mouthfeel, and a tad watery, but somewhat drinkable for the less adventurous.
05-09-2011 18:38:24 | More by Rifugium
2.85/5 rDev -23.2%
Had on tap at RFD in Washington; poured into a generic pint glass.
A- pours dark brown with about a finger of head that quickly dissipated to just a ring at the edge of the glass.
S- grainy and caramel malts pretty much dominate. Not much aroma from hops.
T- Malts--some caramel and some bread. Small bit of hops on the finish--a little spicy and a touch of bitterness.
M- Light to medium bodied. Has a watery mouthfeel but a touch of crispness on the back end.
D- would have preferred something a bit more body to it. For the great malt flavors, I was a bit surprised by the watery mouthfeel.
08-29-2010 02:33:01 | More by JDH2000
3/5 rDev -19.1%
Had this with pasta dinner I prepared tonight which included salad (with italian dressing, cabbage, green & red peppers, leaks, celery, and lettuce) and marinara based pasta with lightly sauteed peppers and leaks. Turned out to not be the best beer-food pairing.
T: First taste was out of the bottle before any food and was pretty good. Mild carbonation and lager feel initially, then turning into a mildly spicy, amber hop taste. Second taste (still before food) was less noteworthy and kind of reminded me of a shitty canned generic lager at points. The food definitely dulled the flavor of this beer. Even after eating the hop finish still activates the onion taste of the leaks.
S: Smells even more generic than it tastes
A: I poured the rest into a European pint. 1/2 finger head that leaves some residue, medium amber color.
M: Good. The carbonation spreads the hop bite out rapidly. Still get the commcercial canned beer effect.
D: Could drink tons of these in a sitting, just not a very noteworthy beer. Wasnt even interested in finishing it towards the end.
12-23-2010 04:53:11 | More by CharlieMurphy
3.03/5 rDev -18.3%
A: Pours a dark brown color with a small white head, disappearing quickly.
S: Nothing special from the smell for me. Honestly smells like a normal lager.
T: For a special session beer, I am disappointed. Tastes like a simple lager.
MF: Carbonated, with a bit of a bite.
D: Very high drinkability. Goes well with a dinner and would be good in 6 packs, but like I said before, disappointed in this as a a 100 barrel series.
08-25-2010 00:22:37 | More by russwbeck
3.03/5 rDev -18.3%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass... it's a deep orange color, clear with lots of bubbles and two fingers worth of frothy white head. Good retention and lacing.
It smells crisp, just a hint of malt and hops but nothing too dominant. Kinda faint, really.
The flavor is better, hops are most dominant and it's a little bitter due to a lack of balance. It could really use some more malt flavor to me.
The mouthfeel is fine other than the awkward bitter aftertaste. It's got a great body for such a low alcohol beer.
The weird bitter taste keeps me from really wanting another, but it's not going to keep me from finishing the bomber easily!
03-10-2011 02:53:59 | More by theboozecruise
3.03/5 rDev -18.3%
Got a sample of this at the ACBF in 2010. I picked this out because I had seen it in stores but didn't want to buy a whole bomber of it. The look of the beer had an amber color with a decent white head for a little while. The smell was minimal, some grains on the nose mostly. The taste was light as well, the only flavors I could really detect was the grains and some grassy notes. The mouthfeel was light again and didn't have q whole lot of body to it. Overall not really an impressive beer to me. Probably won't be looking for this.
05-28-2011 23:27:04 | More by Knapp85
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
Aromas are mainly of lightly toasted malt with some solid but mild herbal Euro hops.
The tastes are all malts with a generous amount of toasted bready malts, slight notes of brown sugar and dark caramel. Small amounts of herbaceous hop accents make an appearance. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Not bad, but could use a bit more flavor to complement the above average color and aroma.
10-02-2010 00:22:19 | More by claspada
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
Harpoon Pott's Landbier (100 Barrel Series #32)
STYLE – Vienna Lager
ABV – 4.8%
IBU - 30DATE – 23 AUG 2011
SERVING TYPE – 22 oz Bottle
GLASSWARE –Tall Pilsner
APPEARANCE – Light red, with a nice thick head that retain well. There is a constant flow of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Awesome lacing.
AROMA- Roasted malts and a bit of a snunkyness to it.
TASTE – Very light, mild and very bland. The only flavors that really stand out is a mild grain, almost a white bread taste, however it is refreshing.
MOUTHFEEL – Very light with a good carbonation level.
CONCLUSION – OK, not bad. I was expecting more from a special brew. This should be canned as it would be a great summer beer.
08-23-2011 21:54:12 | More by Heischman
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
a: beer is amber brown with a thick and persistent head.
s: malty and herb notes.
t: maltier than I was expecting but it has a rich earthy tone to it.
m: drinks pretty easy. even though it's malty it isn't too sweet.
o: Decent beer for what it is worth. I think this beer might benefit from being served on tap.
04-14-2011 01:34:44 | More by jlenik
3.08/5 rDev -17%
This was on special at my local watering hole.
A: Reddish dark brown color with very little carmel color head. very light carbonation.
S: Not much going on here. Some light toffee & caramel. Mostly malt, almost no hop aroma.
T: Started off a little sweet, and then thats about it... Not much flavor kinda just died there. Felt like it was missing the spice I would expect.
M: Very watery looks thick, but is not.
D: I had 2 of these the first time I tried and thought I would give it a second try. Good session beer. Probably would not go back to it again.
I should also say that I had a very bold IPA before I had this beer, maybe it threw off my tast and I'm being a little harsh, but I just did not like this beer...
09-16-2010 12:18:25 | More by Tombomb
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
Pours a one finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose. Flavor is more hops than malt, not finding the caramel others have found. Drying bitter finish. $5.19 for a 4-pak of 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
08-22-2010 22:28:34 | More by jdhilt
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
On-tap at the Flying Saucer
A - Poured a brown color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Not that much to it other than some sweet malt
T - Has a boring light flavor very mild sweet malt I think Shiner Bock has more going on than this
M - This beer has a thin light body with medium carbonation to it
D - This would have been a decent beer but the fact that Harpoon slapped limited release on it and a higher price make me mad as this is not a beer that deserve that label save your money and buy a better tasting beer
01-10-2011 01:43:31 | More by armock
3.24/5 rDev -12.7%
found this buried in the back of my cellar, totally in the dark and on the back of a musty shelf since it was purchased
fluffy head on an easy pour, we're talking four fingers of craggy white foam, the color is really interesting, sort of brown but glowing ruby, excellent clarity with lots of tiny bubbles keeping the head upright and frothy (but not crazy like when you first pour it), nearly flawless looking glass of suds here
spicy and floral in an earthy way, dirty honey, musty grains, nice euro hop aroma, well balanced over all
mild mannered malt forward, this beer is like a nice neighbor, kind of there but you don't care (but they wont boff your wife when you are at work), nice body, nice enough malt flavor, interesting hop character, very smooth drinking... but medium of the road
not bad, not great, a solid beer but nothing special
02-27-2014 05:03:28 | More by Ego
3.25/5 rDev -12.4%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.
a - Pours a dark amber brown color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bready malts, caramel malts, fruity malts, and light fruity hops.
t - Tastes of grain, bready malts, caramel malts, spice, and light dark fruits.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.
d - An ok lager but nothing too special. Smell and taste were dominated my bready and caramel malts, and I didn't get much from the hops. Probably wouldn't seek out again.
09-03-2010 21:57:30 | More by mdfb79
3.28/5 rDev -11.6%
A dark copper body, good clarity, no carbonation streaams. Three fingers of mostly level bubbly white froth.
Pleasant grass/hay aroma.
Semi sweet malt foundation. Plenty of toast builds on that. Earthy noble hops balance the sweetness while complimenting the toast. Could finish cleaner/drier.
Mouthfeel is slighty too big, lighter, crisper would be better for this style. This has a little too much runaway train aspect.
Drinks bigger than first impression, from the body, not the alcohol.
Nice sample, a good toasty lager is always welcome.
09-22-2010 22:02:07 | More by RonfromJersey
3.3/5 rDev -11.1%
22oz bottle into a Lowenbrau mug.
Pott's pours prettily :D Rich, rustic body of amber and chestnut is clear with lots of carbonation. The head is cake-batter in color and sizable; mottled at first, but then turns creamy as the bubbles from below build up. Malty aroma suggests toasted whole-grain bread and nuttiness. German hops are spicy and subtle in the background, with a faint hint of Oktoberfest-like vegetal notes.
Toasted vienna malt grains on the front of the palate are nutty and crisp. Middle is lacking in flavor, but flashes a hint of hoppy spices. Finish turns rich in iron (a little bloody, even) and other minerals. Mouthfeel is thin per the style, and the carbonation is creamy and smooth despite its ubiquity. All in all, a fairly average Lager. Not worth repeating, but it's at least quaffable and quenching.
08-25-2010 23:19:04 | More by wagenvolks
3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
Looks- Looks very inviting! A clear warm amber color with a reasonable head, and a small amount of spiderwebbing.
Aroma- Pretty mild. Smells like like beer (I know, shocking). What I'm getting at is that the smell is nothing out of the ordinary. No where near bad by any means, just average.
Taste- It tastes pretty good. Not great. Definitely better than average, although not by that much. By the finish, you can tell that it's a Harpoon beer. So consequently you wonder why you paid extra for the 100 Barrel series. . .
Mouthfeel- Smooth. Tasty. It seems like the longer you let it sit in your mouth, the more you want to swallow it and take another drink.
Drinkability- If this were half as expensive (over $5 a bottle from the package store) I would give it a 5 and say there wasn't a high enough number. It's a moderate ABV, tastes good, and I would love to sit around in a pub with my friends drinking this beer for hours, except for the price. So it get average drinkability.
11-11-2010 22:36:47 | More by birdyone
3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
Served on-tap in a Harpoon tulip at the brewery in Windsor VT.
Fairly dark brown/ cherry red brew with a thin whispy eggshell head. Smell is thick with sweet roasted malts and dark fruits with a slight pine bite. Tastes like hard strawberry candy with burnt caramel, a bit of lemon rind, and a pinch of smoke. Similar to the Willimantic Victorian ale I had a few weeks ago.
The hops in this beer are funny. In the nose it is pine, then taste is lemon peel, then when belched up it tastes like pine again.
A swirl of the glass gives a proper head... a quick build-up of fizzy bubbles that stick around for a while and leave a few small spots of lacing. The brew itself is fairly viscous, as it takes a second or two to run down the side of the glass to rejoin the rest.
Mouthfeel is moderately thick, dry, a bit chalky. Refreshing overall, but a bit thick and filling to be a thirst-quenching summer beer.
07-05-2010 18:31:49 | More by BeerNinja007
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's Landbier from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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