Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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4.53/5 rDev +24.5%
Poured into a snifter from the 12 oz. bottle.
a: Straw yellow, moderate head and some light lacing.
s: Hoppy but complex not as funky as a heavy brett Belgian, but in that arena, with lots of American hop aroma.
t: Nice light Belgian, with nice hoppy American bitterness. A more American, less funky take on the Orval style.
m: Moderate carbonation more typical of Harpoon, medium body.
o: The best of the 100 barrel series I've tasted, very nice unique beer, If I can find a few more I'd love to taste one aged for at least a year.
09-22-2013 22:34:23 | More by ChrisMyhre
4.44/5 rDev +22%
This creation from members of the Harpoon fam is hittin the spot tonight!
Slight haze to the golden color, pillowing foam circus, clumpy residue stuck to the glass as the liquid recedes.
Aroma has the fruity, sweet, citrus American hop thing upfront, plenty of heat, a bit intense for 6.5 %. A wheat malt bachdrop and a light fruity funk ftom whatever belgiam yeast is in this biaaatch.
Flavor is damn complex, but still begs to be thrown back! The hops and yeast dance around the may pole with naughty delight. This brew is a lovechild. Hops are bold, hearty, crisp, and citric. Light with some heat, complex with flexibillity. Yeast complexity and flavor sort of gey lost in the mix with hops, but damn what a blend of flavors!.
Pale Belgian styles really hit the spot for me and this one has the perfect American hop profile to make it unique.
05-11-2013 00:45:20 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
4.16/5 rDev +14.3%
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a hazy brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured earthy esters with an herbal hop.
The taste consisted of a vibrant herbal hop with a pleasant ester and grainy malt.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a dry finish.
Overall a tasty user friendly Belgian ale.
08-06-2013 23:07:14 | More by plaid75
4.01/5 rDev +10.2%
On-tap 5/20/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains spice, citrus Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.
T: The taste starts with a mild burst of hops bitterness. Then some flavors of citrus, spices and Belgian yeast come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.
M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid flavorful beer to drink for a long time.
05-24-2013 23:20:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
Dirty blonde color with a definitive haziness. One-finger head that settles to a single layer. Ample blanketing lace.
Pale grain aroma to start. Plenty of flower with grapefruit rind hop nose in the end.
Highly carbonated--spritzy even. Strongly hoppy with lots of black pepper. There's a touch of Belgian yeast in the background, particularly at the swallow. The body is neutral.
05-12-2013 19:12:08 | More by smcolw
3.86/5 rDev +6%
Pours a light clear gold, white lacing.
Smells of light grassy malts with some citrus.
Light citrus tart flavor up front followed by grassy malts and a mild floral hop bite.
Lighter body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue.
A pretty good Belgian style ale, decent flavor, and definitely worth trying.
08-26-2013 01:21:07 | More by Cylinsier
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
Best by:8/13/13.Poured into a large tulip glass a slightly hazed lemony yellow with a faint orange tinge,a large blooming head a good looking Brussels lace left behind as it settles ever so slowly.Yeasty penols stand out most but there is a nice little shot of juicy citrusy hops that sneak thru a little.Quite dry on the palate with mild toasted creal grain flavors up front,yeasty phenols play a role in the flavor but not to overbrearing,a citric leafy hopped up finish that lingers along with a noticable pepperiness.A refreshing beer and quite solid for the style in my opinion.
07-11-2013 20:25:38 | More by oberon
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.