Carrabassett Harvest Ale | Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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Carrabassett Harvest AleCarrabassett Harvest Ale

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Casco Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional American Brown Ale, our Harvest Ale was brewed with cool autumn nights in mind; smooth and drinkable, this beer offers a pleasantly complex malt character with just the right amount of Pacific Northwest Liberty Hops, creating the perfect beer to complement heartier fall foods or just kicking back on the porch swing and admiring the fall foliage.

Added by jdhilt on 01-14-2005

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent brown color with a bit of head, fades fast to leave no lacing, fairly average looking for a brown ale.

Smell is better than I expected with a decent roasted presence and a surprisingly good amount of nuttiness.

Taste is similar to the smell in that the dominating features are the roasted nuttiness but it's not as strong as it was with the aroma, other than that nothing really noteworthy stands out like I've had with other brown ales.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a deep brown color, almost opaque, with medium yellowish head that lingers for a time, no apparent carbonation.

Smell- Distinct hints of hazelnut and dark chocolate.

Taste- Strong hints of nuts up front, transitions to a thicker flavor with choclate/coffee notes. Dark flavors that are not overly pronounced.

Mouthfeel- Covers palate fairly well.

Drinkability- Overall a solid harvest ale offering.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish-brown translucent body with a half an inch of off-white head. Smells malty and yeasty. Tastes malty and roasty. Some hops are also present, but they’re definitely supporting the roasty malt. Medium bodied. This is really good. Kudos, Carrabassett/Casco Bay (once again)

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Photo of Truh
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got out of school to pick potatoes with this one on 11/25/2004. 12-oz. bottle poured in a tall glass.

Huge fluffy plume of large-bubbled, loose head. Homebrew-like soft/wet malt on nose with just a slight hint of roasted character. Twinge of roasted malt at taste with an almost grapenut crunch. Well done seasonal that is medium-bodied with a slight malt crank that utterly refreshes.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-finger light brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Deep, clear amber color. Good carbonation. Nose is a sweet but earthy. Starts and finishes with a good malt/hop balance with the hops just winning in the end. Medium bodied. Best by 12/25/04. $1.35 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Carrabassett Harvest Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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