Redhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn AleRedhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale
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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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Photo of coachdonovan
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm digging the bottle shape. This one was bottled on Sept 8; I'm not sure how that qualifies as a "late" harvest.

Pours a true amber, slight haze, absolutely no head to speak of. Surprised to see a harvest ale categorized as an amber instead of APA or IPA, but the aroma confirms that style choice. Put simply, this smells of nearly nothing. If I really concentrate I can pick out a little spice, ala a pumpkin beer.

I wasn't expecting much flavor based on the look and smell, but the taste brings a bit more to the table. However, it certainly doesn't taste like any harvest ale I've had, as the strong hop notes are noticeably absent. It's a little sticky with a roasty/toasty profile. Carbonation helps to break things up as does a little zing of bitterness at the end. I also pick up on some more of those spices from the nose.

This isn't awful, but isn't what I was expecting. I can't say I'll buy it again.

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Photo of jmfc8237
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of GraddyMN
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jnice1984
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of MrOH
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice, warm, orange copper with minimal white head. Not much lace.

Caramel malt and some citrus.

Caramel malt and some citrus, mostly orange. Light bitterness.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A pretty meh beer. I could drink a few, but there are much better options. I will say that I am digging these new bottles Redhook is using, but not enough to buy mediocre craft.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Dulcea
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of CoryR
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of IPhantom
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light copper to the amber side, with a matchstick-thick persistent pure white head. Fair amount of peaky lacing. Smell is almost pure malt with a metallic tinge. Taste has an almost rye-like note, well-balanced but I could do with some more punch all over the palette. Mouthfeel is pleasant enough but ultimately follows suit with the taste. Cool for a change, especially with the new bottle shape, but there are many better fall seasonals.

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Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A reddish carmel color with a minimal, quickly fading head.

S - Smelled a little florid and malty. Little bit of clove and hop scent.

T - Meh. The Late Harvest designation made me think I might be in for something special, but Meh, not impressed. It was about avarge. Nothing real special.

M - Mouthfeel was okay, moderately carbonated, not very flavorful on the tongue.

O -Overall I was not impressed. Tasted like a thousand others. Maybe I should try this again another time to be fair, but I really didn't see anything to write home about.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 2 Oct 2010. Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker. Born on date 7/23/10.

Medium sized light brown/orangey head. Medium carbonation. Clear dark copper color. Lightly sweet malty aroma. Starts carmely sweet, then turns earthy bitter. Stays this way through the finish and aftertaste. Maybe a touch of cinnamon in the aftertaste as well. Medium body, mild ethanol.

Not bad but nothing compelling here either.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on Aug 16th, pretty fresh. BTW I love Red HOoks new bottle designs, cool look.

A: Bright Clear Copper, quite clear. Minimal head, no real lacing.

S: Some hints of maple, pretty weak smelling, malty.

T: Darker flavor, toffee, slightly smokey, burnt bread. Flavor is minmal though, a bit underwhelming. A very tiny bit of bitterness to cleanse the pallete and finish the beer. Dont drink it to cold or it will mask flavor.

M: Light, has a BMC feel to it. Highly drinkable. Leaves palatte feeling dry.

O: Improves as it warms. Flavor profile actually perfectly fits "late autumn" A great november beer. Would go well with gravy and harvest/thanksgiving food. The quality of the actual beer isnt great for a craft, but I really like the flavor profile. Worth trying once for sure. Redhook doesnt have a great rep but I actually like their brews.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice amber with only a little head. Not cloudy, looks like a fair amount of continuing carbonation. Smell is mild, a little boring, but not bad. Slightly lagery.

Taste is not bad, malty and surprisingly bitter (but doesn't seem hoppy). Has a bit of the lagery tang to it. Not bad as an amber style.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, not bad. Not my favorite style of beer, but wouldn't shy away from it. Actually quite a bit better than I was expecting.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a reddish colored ale with a little bit of orange highlights in it. The head on the beer is a white color and not overly thick. The smell of the beer has some notes of autumn but nothing much over the top. The taste is also a bit on the weak side. There was just a little bit of autumn spices in there. This beer is decent, and drinkable for sure. I just don't think I'd buy it again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a very nice and somewhat hazy pale orange with a nice deep color to it. Lots of carbonation on this one was evident from the very start. Huge chains of bubbles just cascading from the bottom of the glass up towards the top, continually reinforcing the foam layer on top. There were a nice three fingers or so high layer of white foam that formed on the top almost immediately upon the pour, which was very nice to see. This settled after a few moments, but not before depositing copious amounts of side glass lace. Now, for an amber ale, I have to say this looked more like an IPA, which would suit me just fine.

The aroma was loaded down with rich hop notes. Lots of floral tones here coming off almost immediately, which again was very good to see. Rich orange and tangerine, were interlaced with a good amount of malted grain that gave it a little more depth in the overall scheme of things. Very nice blend of aromas, but still leaning heavily on the hops here for support. The flavor was spot on for an IPA, so I am not sure why it is called an amber. To be honest, I liked this one a good bit more then the IPA, as it had a nice balance to it. Some hints of cereal grains and a touch of what almost tasted like corn was floating around, but by far the most predominant flavors were that of the citrus hops. Light flavors of orange were quite sweet and light, not bending your taste buds, but definitely showing their strength here. Lots of complexity here, especially for an amber, and honestly one the easiest drinking ales I have had in quite some time. The feel was light with lots of carbonation and a very nice dry bitter finish. I have to admit I am impressed. As it warmed some light, caramel notes started poking through and this is probably where the amber ale was coming into play here.

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Photo of nosurrender23
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Our group rated it a C.

"Shows promise (NEED MORE) --- Below average fall ale."

The beer pours with a carbonated iced tea appearance with about a half finger of head (kind of like a baby boy) that may remind one of autumn splendor such as driving down US Route 30 in PA on a Fall Tuesday (the beer is a marvel to view).

However, the smell is very impotent and lacking in "bang."

In the mouth, the beer has a light carbonated feel like sipping a fizzy bubble bath, but is smooth with a little bite, and has a mild spiciness that kind of reminds one of the taste of leaves and nutmegs mixed in a blender.

Drinking wise, the beer is a real treat that has the potential to go all night... yet, the buyer wishes they would have sampled the beer before buying an entire case.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into dimpled glass. Poured hazy orangish w/ a lasting cream colored head. Grainy malt aroma right off the bat. Bready and caramel malt follow like a line of chicks following mother hen. Some light herbal hop aromas. Also a hint of roasty malt. Balance is overall good with a dry, short lived herbal hop flavored aftertaste. Malt character is a bit weaker than in the aroma, but toasty, lightly nutty, and a bit of caramel. Lighter medium body, higher medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Overall not a bad beer! Nice complexities for a mass produced micro.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a light amber color that is entirely clear, little head, little lacing

S: deep malt notes, possibly a slight caramel scent

T: malty and slight woddy finnish

D/M: deep notes with less than appealing flavor hurts drinkability, slight carbonation tingle

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Photo of drpimento
2.2/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I don't know what happened here. Poured with a nice, medium sized, foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts and some lace. Color is a clear red amber. Aroma is dirty feet. Flavor is malt, bitter citrus, yeast, and something sharp I cant place. Body is decent and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor with a little alcohol.

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Redhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 294 ratings