Something Steamy Red Lager | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JackTheRipper on 07-12-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears decidely red in color with an off white head that dwindles slowly leaves fine lace behind. Aroma contains light hoppy herbal tones upfront toasty biscuit malts sort of a yeast finish with light citrus evident. Taste is soft with a mild sweetness doughy creamy edged tone with light herbal citrus hop finish delicate and tasty. Mouthfeel is light bodied evenly carbonated flows smooth going down on the palate. Drinkability is effortless nice creative red steam style brew nicely done with some innovation.

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4.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sorry for the length of this review, but this is directly from the beer menu, my review to follow it:
"Not bound by tradition, we bring you this delicious medium bodied, balanced, red lager. The traditional steam beer would be a golden colored lager fermented at an ale temperature. We designed a bold red lager which we fermented at an ale temperature (using lager yeast), which yields a spicy complex character to balance out the malt experience."

A: Dark red in color and clear. Smallish head which collars quickly.

S: Bread crusty malty aroma with a nice spicy yeast smell.

T: Dominant flavor seems to be a spicy yeasty malt flavor. Solid malt base. Crusty bread notes. Nice late hop bite.

M: Medium body. CO2 is moderate but this beer has a sharp feel which dries nicely to set you up for the next sip. Nice warmth.

D&N: I am continually amazed at the beers Andrew Maxwell brews at John Harvards. I have yet to taste a beer that wasn't spot on to style, and now comes this. A melding, a perfect blending of two styles that yields a beer that is more than the sum of what it's made from. Mr. Maxwell is really good when he is true to style, but when he unleashes his genius, he is on another level. Here's to ya, Andy! If you are anywhere near the area, you really should stop in to have a few of his beers. This beer is phenomenal, but everything there is worthy of praise.

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Something Steamy Red Lager from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
4.13 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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