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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of twenty5
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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 Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of bizweasel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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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Photo of ChugMan
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jag21
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Kerfluffel
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 adaham
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mchen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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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Photo of woemad
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $3.99. No obvious freshness date is on the bottle.

Pours a clear, slightly dark golden color, with a good-sized, sudsy white head. Lots of lace.

Dryly fruity and spicy in the nose, though the label states this beers is “unfettered” by spices. Seems like a Belgian yeast was used.

Mildly fruity and spicy in the flavor as well, with the taste of apricots and crisp apples standing out the most. Things end on a ciderish dry note.

Medium bodied, with a rather dry mouthfeel. Finishes very clean, almost like a lager.

An interesting tasting beer. Seems like a mild take on the saison style. Relatively easy to drink if you don’t mind it’s dryness, which might be off-putting to some

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