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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style BlondeHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde

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BA SCORE
82
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerNinja007 on 04-27-2013)
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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChrisMyhre, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of deg
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice gold color, with a good solid head. I can smell hops. Lots of hops. More citrus than anything else. I could not smell malt. I could however taste a tiny bit of malt, but the hops dominated. If you like citrus tasting hops, this is a good brew.

deg, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Dicers, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of bluerabbit
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bluerabbit, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Gww1864, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Basshooker
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Basshooker, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

waiting4lunch, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

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.

Cylinsier, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +3%

smb71481, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +3%

samibr, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of SlickestWilly
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SlickestWilly, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +3%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Gatordaddy, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/15/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy pale golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, peach, pear, clove, pepper, banana, bubblegum, wheat, floral, grass, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, pear, clove, banana, pepper, bubblegum, floral, grass, wheat, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pineapple, pear, clove, banana, pepper, bubblegum, floral, grass, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a fair amount of flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good hoppy Belgian style. Good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

plaid75, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +9.9%

KimenTshom, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

KELPAK, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

vermilcj, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jmm380, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Satchboogie, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

bigred89, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light hazy beige color ale with a large fluffy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of biscuit malt with light fruity ester and some floral malt. Taste is also a nice mix of biscuit malt with light fruity ester and some floral dry hops with light residuals sugar notes. Body is a touch fuller then average with good carbonation. Refreshing and somewhat complex beer.

Phyl21ca, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of CaptainHate
3.75/5  rDev +3%

CaptainHate, Jul 15, 2013
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.