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
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
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
3.78/5 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
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
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
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.