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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #41 - Catamount Maple Wheat - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Catamount Maple Wheat is a full-bodied, smooth wheat ale made with genuine Vermont maple syrup. The original version of this beer was brewed in the winter of 2009 by Harpoon Vermont sales representative John Baker.

Harpoon brewer Brett Simmons based his 2012 version on John’s recipe, with some tweaks to make it his own. It is brewed with a combination of wheat malt, pale malt, caramel malt, and mildly hopped with Willamette. The balance of malts and hops allows the distinct flavor and aroma of real Vermont maple syrup to take the lead.

The pure Vermont maple syrup used in the beer came from Baker Farm in East Dummerston—the family farm of John Baker—and Scrag Mountain Sugar House in Waitsfield. The maple sweetness and body that blankets this velvety amber beer showcases one of New England’s most beloved traditions.

21 IBU

(Beer added by: Digimaika2 on 04-01-2012)
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-05-2014 09:03:40 | More by Drknight
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-17-2014 01:14:10 | More by gonzo000
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

01-18-2014 18:03:58 | More by SoCaliC8
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Kmlund

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 19:00:40 | More by Kmlund
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-06-2013 18:18:49 | More by JTomczak
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VTHeady

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-13-2013 00:36:18 | More by VTHeady
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schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 13:59:26 | More by schaffer9252
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2013 21:02:13 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-16-2013 20:52:18 | More by PStriedl
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2013 20:20:50 | More by CesarLopes
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -9.5%

"Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session 41: Catamount Maple Wheat: This crisp wheat ale is warming and delicious. Mildly hopped to profile the distinct aroma and flavor of real Vermont Maple Syrup." Brewed three times to date, this limited release has undergone another slight recipe tweak in this incarnation. Date of 07/15/12 on neck of bottle. Purchased months ago on a discount at Smokerise Bottle Shoppe.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a snifter. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy white head that recedes quickly, settling to a thin surface cover. Body color is, most appropriately, a maple-orange tone, transparent in tone with full relaxed carbonation. Head quality is less than expected for a wheat beer but the body looks pleasant, if not abnormally clear for a wheat ale. 3.25

(Smell) Maple, wheat must and booze. Biscuity german-like yeast tones with a faint trace low alpha grassy bitterness. Hints of clove and banana are most interesting additions. Maple syrup is most certainly the forerunner in flavor profiles with this beer, but it manages a decent balance amongst the alcohol, bitterness and spice. An enjoyable aroma. 3.75

(Taste) Maple and Caramel flavor up front with a hot, boozy midsection and a lasting semi-sweet maple finish. A bit sharp in places, especially between the center to the finish. This tastes much less like a wheat beer than it should, as it doesn't have much wheat flavor to it. Flavors of clove, cinnamon and banana seem out-of-place in combination with maple and amongst a general absence of malted wheat. Needs a touch of residual sweetness and a heavier wheat presence to balance out that maple and booze. Not the most drinkable beer; filling flavor and the maple finish is a bit cloying and sharp with alcohol. 3

(Mouthfeel) Slick, sticky mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation. Body is heavy for the style and medium overall. Alcohol presence is very high. Texture is nice although the booziness is relatively unpleasant for the beer and style. The body may need to be adjusted downwards and the maple character reduced a bit to avoid some of the alcohol's tone. Until then, it's a bit sharp and not the best in-balance. 3.25

(Overall) I liked the maple in the aroma, but it didn't carry over the best characters into the taste. The biggest problem was a general lack of wheat presence to balance it out and smother the booze and the maple. The recipe still needs a big change of balance. The maple, at times too dominant can manage to be reduced a couple of notes and the wheat and hops increased accordingly. That would make for a much more drinkable and balanced wheat ale. 3.25

Harpoon Brewery's
100 Barrel Series #41- Catamount Maple Wheat
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +22.9%

This beer was truly special to me. Very well balanced, with tons of depth.

Malty, smooth, not overly sweet but definitely a presence of the maple syrup exactly how I wanted it to be. All of the charecteristics of this beer came through in a harmonious manner that left my palate yearning for more.

A work of art.

11-24-2012 13:01:56 | More by 401J
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #41 - Catamount Maple Wheat from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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