Harvest Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by barleywinefiend on 10-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of jmarsh123
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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 BVukelich
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured can into a pint glass...

A - Hazey golden color, not much head, leaves some decent lace.

S - Ok, you can pick up on the cloves.

T - I don't drink a lot of Saison/Farmhouse Ales so I'm not sure if I've acquired the appreciation for this style or this is just ok to me. It isn't crap but I probably won't buy it again.

M - Decent.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Saison as a Harvest Beer? OK, whatevs. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a bright, crisp, clean, clear yellow with just under an inch of bright white head that had good retention and very light lacing.

The aroma featured a nice mix of grain, spice and yeast, I guess this is a Saison. The flavors were pretty much what you'd expect from a the style, yeasty spice, earthy grains, and enough flavor interaction to keep things interesting throughout the glass.

The body was the typical light-medium of the style. Drinkability was wonderful, as I generally find Saisons to be. Overall, a very nice brew. Not the typical "Fall" style, either a Fest-Marzen, or a thicker malt carpet, a nice change-up. A must try if you see it and probably worth some effort to try.

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Photo of PedalFuel
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Barely hazy pale straw with retentive white head. Light aroma of clove with a hint of lemon. Taste has some esters, coriander/clove, and sweet-bread malt. Finish is Belgian yeast, clove/coriander. Mouthfeel is excellent; smooth, light, and somewhat crisp but substantial with a perfectly light dry finish.

OVERALL: Not as good as other saisons I've had, but for $2 a bomber I can't complain. I love the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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

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Harvest Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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