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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn AleRedhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the fall days grow shorter, beer drinkers naturally start their migration toward more robust, full-bodied brews. Late Harvest is an easy-drinking, yet flavorful brew that features a deep chestnut color and unique, roasted malt aroma and flavor. Late Harvest’s rich flavor is the result of using four different malts, yet the robust profile remains balanced and sophisticated, thanks to our two distinctive hop additions.

32 IBU

Added by NClifestyle on 08-25-2005

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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 234
Reviews by scarletfire79:
Photo of scarletfire79
2.3/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

when poured, this beer looked awesome. unfortunatly that's where it ended. the smell is almost missing except for a funky vomit kind of thing going on. real bad. the taste is better but not much. the smoothness of this beer is it's saving grace. i guess this could be put down easily. not that great.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for NCLifestyle for pointing out this beer,poured a nice deep copper with a slightly off white head,pretty average in the aroma department though a hint of caramel and toasted malt but its faint.This is a straight on amber ale no frills some caramel and kilned malt a slight butteriness and vanilla pod in the finish not overly complex.Is it robust like the six pack says not really but its quaffable and has some decent flavor,not bad.In some ways it reminds me a little of Anderson Valley Summer Solstice in appearance and a vanilla-like finish.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Redhook's autumn seasonal. I think it used to go by another name. It was served in a pint glass, amber color with a good, thick head. It had a nice caramel/toffee aroma. Ditto for the taste, with some faint hops bitterness. A fairly good beer. Should have opted for two of these instead of trying Redline Ale.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, clear amber color with a nice head that lingers. Smell is earhty, caramel malts, hop spice. Taste is of caramel malts, very earthy, earhty hops, nice hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp, decent carbonation. Semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Jason
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with a bottled date of 090606 ... quite fresh.

A- Thin but sticky lace comes from a modest head, clarity is fine showing off a bright copper color.

S- Crisp toasty malt, hints of bread crust and smoke. Slight hop and fruitiness in the nose as well.

T&M- Very smooth in a semi-creamy medium body. Clean toasted grain, herbal spicy citric hop bitterness and flavor balances well but does not get in the way. Ghost like smoke clings to a mild fruitiness and slightly rough grainy finish. Semi-dry.

D- A decent fall seasonal with some character, certainly worth a try and I am glad I did give this one a try.

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Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, this one is called "Late Harvest Autumn Ale", this bottle came in a "greatest hits" themed sampler box. "Bottled" dating of "08-09-06" (yeah fresh beer!) stamped onto the label . This one pours clear auburn amber, with a darkish tan head, leaving some spotty lacing. Maple syrup malty nose. This is a malt based amber ale. Medium in bodied and fairly flavorful and enjoyable. Notes of smoky, caramel/honey. Smooth and malty brew, decent sessioner, with BBQ or smoky foods or would work as a sweet marinating fluid.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz. brown bottle,bottled on 07/25/07. served in a nonic glass
Hazy coppery color with a 1" off-white head with a tan tint,leaving some webby lacing at the top of the glass turning spotty the rest of the way down. Slight amount of carbination a couple of bubbles stringing with some staggering around.

Aromas on the faint side,grassy with some fruityness peach/apricot with some light hints of malt in the background.

Tart tastes at the start,grainular,peach skin,grassy,with a slight metallic edge.. Tangy with some juicy bitterness,smooth and clean leaves a dry feel on the palate. Had a really different taste,than what I would have expected.

Slightly rough with a grainy edge,medium edge with some creamyness. Wasn't a bad beer.just didn't do anything for me. Not a beer i would buy again.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of far333
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light honey colored with an orangey beige foamy head made up of bubbles of many and various sizes. Aroma is rich and strong, bready malts, fruity sweetness, some light spiciness of nutmeg. Flavor is rich and full, with typical Marzen smooth maltiness, a little doughey, a little sweet, some fruit and cinnamon, but also something a little edgey like some essence of autumnal dried leaves. Understated hops, just some lingering bitter in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, some tingly carbonation. Very drinkable, I've been enjoying this beer this Fall.

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Photo of Dizzy
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark copper colored with an off white head, leaving lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Great head retention. Smells like malts and fruits. Malths, fruits and hops dominate the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, thinner than you might expect. This is ok, but its difficult to locate in my area and kind of expensive so I probably won't buy this again.

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Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new one from Redhook. Clear copper color with a decent tan head that lies flat at 1/2 an inch in height. Fairly sticky lace, especially on the near side of the pint glass. Malty aroma, cinnamon bread, a bit of fruit and hop tickle. Mouthfeel is about medium, carbonation is average. Lots of malt to start, toasty with sweet tones that get a little tea-like when combined with an orangey hop oil bittering at the close. Actually a fairly sturdy brew in many aspects with a bite at the end. A few elements seem a bit papery and cardboard-like. Still, not a bad brew overall.

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Photo of glid02
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as a single from Green's in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy brown color with a thin white head that soon dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. Almost no lacing.

Smells alright. Lots and lots of noble hop aroma until it warms up and lets the sweet caramel malts shine throuhgh.

Tastes good. Lots of sweet caramel malts up front, followed shortly by noble hop and toasted malt flavors. Slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness, and the carbonation is solid. Could be a bit smoother however.

Drinkability is good. I could drink a few of these, but I've had better.

Overall this is a solid fall beer, but there are better ones out there. Worth a shot for this time of year, and it's better than I expected.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of racer2k
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper color with moderate carbonation on the pour. 1.5 fingers of thick white head which dissipates nicely to a thin head that creates a nice lacing during the drinking process. Nice looking beer!

S - Malty, Hops, Grapefruit, Spices, Earthy

T - Roasted caramel malt, moderate hops, citrus, pumpkin, and toasted nuts. Nice fall Octoberfest feel to it but a thinner interpretation.

M - A moderate to thin feel on the taste with good carbonation. You can taste a nice burst of hops at the finish but this is not overwhelming like an IPA. Malts and spices are definitely on the taste buds. Overall a pretty diverse set of flavors in a single beer. A balanced Octoberfest with a nice hop presence comes to mind.

D- Very nice beer and a good session beer. I would purchase this again for sure.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.01/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Red Hook- Late Harvest

Brewed on 07/11/07

Apearance- Clear reddish orange with a huge frothy heavy lacing head.
Smell- Sweet caramel malt, pumpkin, grainy bread.
Taste- Metallic aspirin flavor! Bitter, but not a nice hoppy bitter but a battery acid bitter.
Mouthfeel- Again, metallic bitter from beginning to end. Whoa, this can't be right?!

Overall- This is brand new at my local liquor store, and its clearly stamped 07/11/07 on the label. This tasted horrible I gotta dump it. I'll look for it on tap and try it. Otherwise avoid bottle form!!!

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Photo of weasbri
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty copper color with decent head leaving white lacing on the glass.
Malty aroma with slight hoppiness. Fairly malty flavor too, with a nice touch of hops to go along, leading to a smooth, dry finish. Just a bit watered down, otherwise it would score better.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hard pour reveals a amber-orange color, bright and lively with a decent all-white, shimmering top, quick dissipation but with plenty of foamy goodness left all-around.

The aroma has malty, fruity sweetness upfront and some gentle, earthy hops underneath. Pretty simple.

This is a malty beast, sweet candy, caramel and sweet fruits dominate, balanced with very subtle sour-earthy hops with a long, slick sweet 'n sour malt finish. The feel is very crispy, big bite with some underlying heat then transmutes into a slick, malty finish.

Some good complexity here, big malt, maybe not enough hop ooomph though...perhaps a bit earthier with some smoky malts for Autumn.

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Photo of SMark
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a reddish brown with minimal head and very little retention. Slight lacing as the beer slides down the glass.

Hops and roasted malt seem to be evenly distributed. A little more hops coming through though. Something a little different but not able to figure out. Maybe yeast?

Hops a little more prevalent than malt when tasting. Impressions of ESB.

Nothing bad here just average for what I was expecting.

Definitely would drink more as Redhook continues to produce above average product.

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Photo of zzombie
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Magpie14
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: fairly nice color...deep reddish copper. Poured smoothly with nice head. Was fairly nice to look at!

Smell: a light malty aroma but not as big as what I was hoping for...but still very pleasant

Taste: not as balanced and sophisticated as stated on the bottle but very drinkable. I guess I was expecting more of a oktoberfest beer with it's fall release. Overall a light toasty, malty brew.

Mouthfeel: very drinkable, medium body and smoothness

Don't buy with the idea of an oktoberfest type beer. Seems this beer could be served year round, but it did conjure up some tastes of the fall

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Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

half asleep, i thought this was another American pale wheat, even after pouring with a moderate colour and white head. instead got a malt play with some hops. A little roast in there, a bit watery, drinkable and not bad for a beverage. A tad citrus if you look for it.

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Photo of tweeder263
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a copper colored brew not too much of a head.Has a mildly hoppy smell to it. Taste ,,wow pretty hoppy taste i wasnt expecting. Slight malt shows through but the hops dominate the taste,,and i like it very smooth.Mouthfeel is pretty standard nothing outstanding but not terrible. all in all a pretty damn good brew

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This one pours a deep bronze that looks a little tangerine in the light. The head is more of a collar, but some tiny bubbles in the lace look nice.

S - Malty and bready notes are the main idea here, and some sandy mineral aspects are there too. A little hop scent shows up and adds a bit of autumn leaf flair.

T - This is much more hoppy than it smells! This is an earthy flavored amber that tastes very much like the season it represents. Tangy fruit adds vibrant notes on top of the base of whole wheat bread and hearty bagel flavors: mango and tangerine with a small hint of kiwi. This balance of earthy malt and higher fruit splashes is really well done.

M - Medium bodied, firm, and hearty. This is crisply carbonated and really fresh.

D - Definitely a session beer for the colder months. I really like RedHooks ESB and IPA, and this is another well-rounded and well-made beer that could become a staple in my fridge during the months it's available. Refreshing and balanced, with a nod towards the hop-heads out there... this is a really good brew!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For some reason I can't seem to get close to this beer.

It's got a decent appearance with a deep-cooper/orange body and a thin but creamy white head; although the retention and lacing could be a bit better.

And the nose is OK with some nice toasty malts, but there's a bit of a mineralish edge that I find off-putting. A smear of leafy and grassy hops are there too. And there's a sweetness that combines with the yeasty fruitiness that seems kind of odd. But again, there's nothing really wrong with it, I'm just not fond of it. It's almost like a pumpkin beer without the spice. Or is there spice? I feel like there's something there that's just not coming through clearly, something I can't put my finger on. Perhaps it is lightly spiced...? That would explain the 'mineralish' side and the odd sweetness, kind of like cinnamon. Hmmm. I don't know, it's probably just from a combination of a good deal of crystal malt and hops. Regardless, I know it's not for me.

It's smooth in the mouth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty nice.

The flavor expresses a distinctly caramelish, somewhat mineral-like malty side with grassy and spicy hops to balance it, and a bold bitterness to anchor it. It's toasty, and there's almost a roasty edge to it... it has a kind of a rough, burnt cusp. Hmmm. Odd. It's almost like dark malt acidity, but it's not quite there. And that lingers stickily in the finish along with some grassy and mildly spicy hops and a solid bitterness. Acrid. No real spice though, so I must be picking something else up.

Odd beer. I've had quite a few of them, I think it was six in all, from the variety case, but I just can't get used to it. So I'm not sure how to score this because maybe it's just me. On the other hand, I won't buy it again, and I've never even wanted to finish one, so at least I can score it hedonistically on drinkability. Otherwise it's pretty well-balanced except for the weird edge, and it's clean and well-brewed. It dos kind of remind me of burning leaves on a crisp cool night though, so maybe the "Late Harvest Autumn" tag is appropriate. Try it. Maybe it can put you under its spell.

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