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Harvest Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 10-24-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
72
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
25.55%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by jmarsh123:
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2.1/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours clear gold with a small white head and solid spotty lacing.

Smells a little citrusy with too much peppercorn and Belgian yeast strain. Pepper and corriander overpower.

A little bit fruity up front. Devolves into a big Belgian yeast character. Big peppercorn and clove finish. Not much else.

Light bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

Very mediocre and not very enjoyable. Not complex at all and whatever yeast used overpowers anything good in this beer. Very disappointed as everything I've had from Fremont before has been good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NWer
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Updated 10/7/2013
I first reviewed this beer two years ago and was very much unimpressed.
Either my tastes changed or the beer changed I have no idea which. I'm lousy at comparing experiences a year or more apart.
Upgrading significantly.
I thought the subtle smoothness is very pleasant.
Nothing overpowering, just a very nice (near) session beer. Labeled a Saison and I'll take their word for it though it's on the light side.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jpbebeau
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fremont. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head with minimal lacing.

S: Got quite a bit of apple on upfront mixed with some belgian yeast and some clove and coriander.

T: More apple mixed with yeasty spice along with more clove, coriander, and a bit of pepper. Faint grainy/bready malt as well.

M: Light to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

O: Interesting to have a saison has your fall/harvest beer, but I liked it.

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Photo of distantmantra
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Notes from November 10th, 2011.

A: The beer pours a straw yellow color with a thin head of white foam with nice light lacing.

S: Harvest has a pungent aroma of funky barnyard yeast with a bit of lemon and sweet stone fruits such as peaches and pears.

T: Peppery, yeasty saison with a light citrus profile. Lots of tangy funk present here.

M: The beer starts off oily, but finishes off with a very dry body.

O: Pretty average American attempt at a saison. Nice to see Fremont continue to try new things.

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Photo of mchen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from the brewery, split

appearance: served in a Mash House pint, hazy straw-orange body, filmy white head with a nice lace

smell: saison yeast - pear, white peach

taste: deceiving tag of "harvest" which can mean a lot of different things this time of year - instead we get a rather pedestrian saison - fresh pear, white pepper, corriander, light citrus bouquet

mouthfeel: very dry finish, light oily body

overall: Good, but a bit subpar for the saison style

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Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Poured into a Gouyasse tulip glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of apple and stone fruit juice, saison yeast and a hint of citrus. Flavor starts with the same sweet apple and stone fruit flavors and develops into drier, spicier saison yeast and spicy hops with a hint of bisquit malt. Finishes semi-dry and spicy with hints of the fruit juices. I like saison style ales with more fruit and malt and less intense wild yeast flavors, so this one hit the spot for me. Fairly complex flavor. Light bodied, but active carbonation contributes to a nice mouth fell. Another interesting and satisfying beer from Fremont.

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Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rlee1390
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear yellow orange, nice carbonation, two finger fluffy head.

S-Spice, grass, lemon, wheat, not fully balanced though.

T-Starts with some spice. Some earthy notes. Lots of bread though. Semi-bland. As it warms more spice comes out.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, crisp.

O-A mediocre saison. The balance wasn't ever there. And neither the spice or citrus notes that are great in the style come though as much as they should

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Photo of bizweasel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

My third saison in a can (Surly, NEB, and this)

A: Light orange with huge head that lasts. Lots of lacing.

S: Peppery, yeast, slight sweetness detected, clove and banana

T: Clove, banana, yeasty, spice, citrus, wheat-y, a tad bit too sweet, finishes slightly bitter.
M: Dry, medium carbonation.

O: It's a decent saison. Nothing special, but quite pleasant.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a slightly-hazy golden-apricot color with a two-finger white head and some pretty sticky lacing on the way down. Nice collar throughout. The nose is full of wheat and some phenols; there's a bit of pepper and some light fruit. The flavor is full of wheat and pepper plus some pear and other fruits. A bit of a cidery character as well. A bit heavy on the pepper and phenols. Medium body with a dry finish. Good carbonation. Pretty good, but not something I'd likely go back to.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 510a
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Harvest Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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