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Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 14.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 10-11-2010

Harpoon Grateful Harvest is a beer brewed with Thanksgiving celebrations in mind. A puree of freshly harvested cranberries, donated by local cranberry farm AD Makepeace, lends a subtle tartness to the beer. The cranberry flavor complements the malty character derived by the combination of Munich and Vienna malts. An addition of CaraMunich malt enhances the beer’s reddish hue and adds a touch of sweetness, while Northern Brewer bittering hops complement the slight cranberry tartness.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 102
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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, dark , amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty but with a slight fruity/sour aroma. I get a little caramel-like sweetness and some notes of black pepper, however, I get practically nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: Excellent! Great malty backbone, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, then by some excellent, fruity cranberry tartness, and finished by some nicely balance hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and with practically no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really, enjoyed this beer. I love the balance between the malty backbone and the tartness from the cranberries. It’s a truly excellent beer, and I’ll definitely get more of this next Autumn!

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3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.11/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was not good at all.

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2.79/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Wasted opportunity.

Typically, the holidays are the time for a brewery to go wild - to indulge in strong fruit flavors, or spices, or anything which may really hit the palette. This beer does none of that.

If asked what it tastes like, the most apt description is "a beer." That's it. There is no cranberry hint. There is no noticeable bitterness. It's an ale. Harpoon played it safe, and got a boring product. Drinkable, but forgettable.

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3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Thanksgiving Day beer tasting at Bro's house.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, orange golden, no carbonation,

Very faint hint of cranberry

Thin, winey


Ok beer

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Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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