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Harpoon Uncle Fester - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 16
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

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.
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 16
Photo of endlessdave01
1.69/5  rDev -56%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This was the worst beer I've ever had. An ambitious idea, but ultimately a complete misfire. Sours and marzans simply don't mix. The taste was wooden and vinegary, the smell almost offensively sour. All in all a mess of an effort from an otherwise decent brewery.

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Photo of Amalak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Harpoon Uncle Fester from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.