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Green Man Harvester | Green Man Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
greenmanbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harvester is our interpretation of the classic German Marzen style. Magnum and Palisade highlight a creative hop blend. The result is a deep amber color and a hearty flavor that salutes the old world taste of the season.

Added by thagr81us on 01-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,539
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
64
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown bottle
L: Dark amber, minimal white head, no lacing
S: Subdued biscuit
T: Tangy, spicy malt and hop balance
O: Good seasonal choice, reminds one of fall colors and crisp mornings

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Photo of SmokySignals
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first Doppelbock. Damn, this is like brandy or port in the nose, and just freakin delicious in my new Mountain Layers tulip glass. Beautiful orange amber, semi decent head retention...rich, bright, but a clean finish...one or two will do, thank you. Can't wait to get this and others at the Green Mansion.

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Photo of imperialking
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep and kind of rusty orange-amber with a fluffy slightly off-white head of foam.

Sweet biscuity toasted malt aroma and a wasp of earthy/herbal/spicy noble-esque hop character.

The malt bill definitely plays lead character with notes of stale toast and a barely noticeable caramel/toffee-like sweetness. The herbal and earthy hops play a presence but act simply as a distraction instead of working in sync with the malt sweetness.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, earthy, and crisp.

Overall, this beer is an interesting "Oktoberfest" as it really is not that. As for any Marzen I expect nice biscuits, toast, and caramel sweet flavors from the malt bill, which the beer somewhat provided; however, I did earlier mention a flavor of stale toast and that is no lie. I'm sure this isn't the intention nor necessarily fault of Green Man but this beer needs some work.

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Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

A hybrid here, brewers intention is a Marzen but it is labeled as an ale. Looks like one with a that deep tawny hue, lacing is a sight to see as well. Toasty breadiness wafts hard in the nose, hint of fruitiness and herbal hop. Chewy medium body, settled smoothness. Toasted bread, bread crust, dried hay, and a mild nuttiness from the malt. Balancing hop bitterness and flavor in the middle. Drink more like an Amber Ale but it is not too far off from what they intended. Regardless, very enjoyable to knock back.

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Photo of Vylo
4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Majestic
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A clear dark amber/copper color with a medium-sized light tan head. The nose was distinct: brown bread, toast, sweet malt, and a hint of spiciness, like cinnamon. The first sip did not disappoint, with flavors following the nose. Less bready than many Marzens but not overly sweet. There was a clear but subtle spiciness from the hops I suppose, tasting like cinnamon bread to me. A very interesting, tasty beer.

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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear and copper colored beer with an off white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing behind. The aroma is sweet caramel, bread and herbal hops. The flavor is sweet up front with hints of caramel. There is a nice balanced hop bitterness at the finish. This is a damn tasty beer.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PHarm
4.51/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant ruby brown under a 1” off-white to cream moderately persistent foam cap.

S: Lightly toasted malts, the aromas are not huge.

T: Rich malt, kettle sugars, a hint of light brown sugar, a hint of stone fruit, accented by a medium low hop bitterness. The malt is medium to medium high.

F: Medium body and medium to medium low carbonation.

O: A refreshing, drinkable Oktoberfest that is on the darker side.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon632
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint glass, bottled 9/28/15.

A - Pour a clear copper/orange/brown, with a half finger head that dissipates quickly to a thin lace.

S - Crackery malts, faint caramel.

T - Straight ahead toasted grains, bread and a touch of caramel. This trends towards the "less sweet" side of the Marzen family which works well for this.

M - Carbonation is spot on for the style, right at medium, with a touch of watery feel.

O - Its not going to bowl you over with a ton of flavors, but this is a well made straight Marzen that is very clean in taste. and feel.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle of the traditional Oktoberfest bier.

Body should have higher clarity but has a fine dark amber tone and a durable head.

Aroma: mild and pleasing, with some spicy/herbal hops mixed in with the light roasted and caramel malts.

Flavor: mild and pleasing. I'd like more boldness but, as usual for style, this beer is more designed for 'session' drinking than slow sipping.

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Drewvel
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rangerred
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%

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Green Man Harvester from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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