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Harpoon Uncle Fester - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Uncle Fester
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83
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 24.05%


Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A blend of 2 barrel-aged beers; one an Oktoberfest aged on Brett. Wild Turkey barrels were previously used for beer and cider.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011)
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Amalak

New York

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found at DiCiccos in Ardsley, New York.

A. It has a rich, extremely dark brown color. Limited head and little lacing, Basically opaque.

S. That has a massive alcohol scent and malt.

T. It has a black cherry taste and a lovely sourness to it. Some good thick malt taste and a nice bitter bite. It has a bit of a soapy aftertaste.

M. It is so smooth and full bodied.

O. Very flavorful, but a tamed sour.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 22:04:51 | More by Amalak
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler purchased at deciccos ardlsey into snifter. Pours a ruby brown with slight rim of foam. Great sour cherry and slight caramel. Awesome sour cherry and caramel dunkel with a nice tart finish. Great feel...tart thin with a long finish.
Awesome sour with big cherry and bruin influence. A shame its retired.

Serving type: growler

12-29-2012 22:04:11 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head and a spot or two of lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose is really nice, bringing forward a moderate amount of roast before adding in some sour cherries and other dark fruit. Moderate lactic presence as well as a light touch of woody character. The flavor has some brisk acidity plus cherries and some dark fruits. Slightly vinous. Feel is fairly light with a good acidity leading to a dry acidity. A pretty nice brew and certainly a good early attempt at a sour.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 11:08:09 | More by Thorpe429
Harpoon Uncle Fester from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.