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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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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

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
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deg

New Hampshire

3.29/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

09-21-2013 21:54:24 | More by deg
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-17-2013 22:35:18 | More by Dicers
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-16-2013 19:34:36 | More by bluerabbit
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-15-2013 19:48:11 | More by Gww1864
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-03-2013 00:13:04 | More by Basshooker
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2013 23:40:49 | More by waiting4lunch
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +6%

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.

08-26-2013 01:21:07 | More by Cylinsier
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-24-2013 21:59:41 | More by smb71481
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samibr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-17-2013 19:05:58 | More by samibr
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 00:25:55 | More by SlickestWilly
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-09-2013 03:22:45 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-08-2013 18:32:50 | More by Gatordaddy
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

08-07-2013 03:55:28 | More by superspak
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plaid75

New York

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
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-02-2013 21:47:18 | More by KimenTshom
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-01-2013 21:01:50 | More by KELPAK
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-01-2013 00:58:33 | More by vermilcj
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jmm380

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2013 14:30:20 | More by jmm380
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-22-2013 11:52:16 | More by doremite
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2013 04:16:37 | More by Satchboogie
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2013 01:43:46 | More by bigred89
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

07-18-2013 01:25:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-16-2013 01:50:38 | More by DonFrap
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CaptainHate

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-14-2013 23:03:36 | More by CaptainHate
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.