Ardenne Ale | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by waughbrew on 04-16-2005

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -66.3%

Photo of carln26
4.15/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a new beer on tap at John Harvard’s today when I went in for lunch. It poured into a tulip glass a clear dark gold to copper with a full dense white head. Bright nose citrus orange with a backing of malt sweetness. There was just a hint of spice (coriander?). The aroma had a nice balance between the citrus hops and the malt sweetness. Flavor has citrus orange and spice (again the coriander), sweetness follows. Slick mouth feel good drinkability. Very impressive offering.

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Photo of Truh
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couldn’t see the trees for the forest with this one on 4/20/2005. 14-oz. goblet pour at the Harvard location with some kind of construction going on in the brew house.

On the menu as “This Belgian-style pale ale is golden, unfiltered and hoppy. Generous hop aroma combines with a Belgian yeast strain for a unique aroma, complemented by an assertively dry finish.” Brewed with pale and crystal malts, as well as Saaz, Liberty and East Kent Goldings hops; 5.6% abv.

Great sofa pillow of stuffed white head sets up to about a ½-inch thickness at the bulbous top of the goblet. A wonderful lace and great stick throughout is presented. Darker shade of pale to hue, though still light, with some haziness and slow bubbling. Sweet clover grass, coriander, and lemon zest predominate on nose. Very generous Belgian profile on the tongue with the bouquet qualities noted as well as some light white pepper and orange juice in the background.

Really refreshing offering for this time of year (80°F spring day).

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Photo of waughbrew
2.6/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was listed as a Belgian pale ale but seemed to me witbier-like.

An unfiltered very cloudy peach with thin fuzz on top and lacing, but no real head. Looks like mediocre homebrew. Very yeasty, young, lemon, peppercorn, and a little sulfur. Not bad necessarily, but certainly raw. Biscuity with that lemon again. A tartness helps to balance the the initial sweetness. A bit of spicy phenolics from the Belgian yeast, but overall the beer comes across as bland. A little carbonation bite once the medium body slides away, this feels alright.

This is a decent brew that has good lemony flavors.

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Ardenne Ale from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
2.97 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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