Harpoon Midsummer Fling - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.2/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Clear light amber in color with lots of bubbles visible. It has a small head that dissipates quickly. Lots of lemon zest and medium bodied malt on the nose. Light fruitiness. Taste is refreshing but flavors aren’t really refined – nothing stands out. Nicely crisp and clean, though with a light bitterness. Good carbonation levels, but maybe too much for a bitter. Overall it’s thirst-quenching but not overly flavorful and a tad watery.
08-14-2013 02:32:02 | More by greenmtn1111
3.79/5 rDev +12.8%
Part of the Beers of Summer Harpoon 12 pk
A - Golden pour with an active foam. Slight lacing on the glass and some visible carbonation.
S - Has a scent of fresh berries, flowers, and Fruit Pebbles Cereal.
T - Very sweet of lemongrass, fresh berries, and a floral hoppy bitterness that has some herbal notes.
M - Very sessionable, and is a nice spring\summer beer that has some mild flavors and enough complexity to keep you interested.
O - I'd try this again. A solid beer for the warmer minths. I don't beleive the English Bitter style is accurate.
04-20-2013 01:15:38 | More by socon67
3.48/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured a hazy brass hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a potent flowery bouquet atop a soft maltiness.
The taste consisted of sticky, sweet pale malts with a touch of flier nectar and fruity esters.
The mouthfeel was overly soft and chewy.
Overall an interesting beer affected by an awkward sweetness.
05-29-2013 00:57:30 | More by plaid75
4.01/5 rDev +19.3%
Harpoon Midsummer Fling pours a clear orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is very interesting. There's a pretty strong herb aspect, but also a solid amount of Citra hops backing it up. The taste, is again, very interesting for a summer beer. The strong herbs from the nose overpower the hops here, letting the Citra only shine through slightly with it's citrus tones. A biscuity malt backs everything up. The mouthfeel is light and gently carbonated, and the drinkability is great. Overall, Midsummer Fling is one of the more interesting summer seasonals I've had in a while. A Citra hopped and herbed bitter? I've gotta say, it works better than I expected.
04-12-2013 18:04:29 | More by shand
3.64/5 rDev +8.3%
Refreshing! Makes me want to sit on the porch on a summer night with a pitcher. Easy to drink but its has enough complexity to put it on a shelf above most easy to drink lighter beers. It has a beautiful dark golden color with a starkly lighter colored head. I'm mostly a dark thick beer kind of person but this beer beer impressed me enough for what it was to want to review it.
08-14-2013 03:30:13 | More by Insanity55
3.36/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours from bottle a bright amber color with a fluffy eggshell white head that settle nicely leaving a thin layer of tiny bubbles at the surface.
S: Floral notes reminiscent of jasmine and a biscuity malt backbone that has herbal, lemongrass tea aroma and slight citrus peel hop aroma.
T: Sweet yet tart with lemongrass and orange peel notes hitting the tongue after a smooth fresh bread malt feel. More tartness and a floral aftertaste that is pleasant at first. It becomes a bit overstated mid-bottle though and I wish for it to back away so the heart of this beer could shine more.
M: Light body and moderate carbonation just right for this style.
O: The beer is a nice adventure for a summer thirst quencher and should be tried. Especially appealing for those looking for a more floral taste and for those that may enjoy iced herbal teas often. The balance could come smoother with a touch less of the elderflower flavors. Good effort overall from Harpoon!
07-10-2013 19:47:42 | More by scottbrew4u
3.3/5 rDev -1.8%
Served at the Harpoon Brewery.
Modest bar-pour head but it has some retention. No lace. Crystal clear. Dark gold/light amber color.
Strong perfume aroma--a bit sweet and a bit flowery. A little odd for the style but only mildly detracting.
Semisweet with some lemon on the tongue. Reminds me of a Shanty. There's a lack of bitterness at the end of the taste, so this seems close to a SweetTart sort of a beer. It's not bad per se, but I would really need to be at a hot backyard barbeque to want to have another. Good body and carbonation.
06-08-2013 19:10:27 | More by smcolw
Harpoon Midsummer Fling from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.