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Harvest Ale | Prohibition Brewing Company

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

Brewed by:
Prohibition Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by biboergosum on 10-06-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of leaddog
2.58/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a clear dark amber with a finger width of bubbly white head that dissipates.

Smell - pumpkin spices (cinammon, hint of clove), straw yeast, bready malts.

Taste - pumpkin spices (cinnamon, hint of clove) followed by the bready malts and finishes with some straw/hay grains. No pumpkin to be found in this one.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall - A disappointing pumpkin ale. It seems like a plain ale with some pumpkin pie spices added. This definitely needs to go back to the drawing board. There needs to be more of the spices and actual pumpkin to make this a stand out in this category.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prohibition Brewing 'Harvest Spiced Pumpkin Ale' @ 5.5% , first tasted on tap @ GCBF '13 , this review from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.65

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small off white head that is leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-softly spiced pumpkin pie

T-clean & crisp , easy drinking , no clove dryness on the swallow

MF-medium/good carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok beer , decent Pumpkin Ale ,

prost LampertLand

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Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. Sub-titled 'Pumpkin Spiced', so at least we know the direction we're going here. I do appreciate the blindfolded pig depicted on the neck.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of loosely foamy, generally fizzy dirty white head, which leaves some decent sea-spout lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves from sight.

It smells of grainy, somewhat crisp pale malt, a muddled, rather indistinct spiciness, stale, overripe front-step pumpkin, and weedy, dead leaf hops. The taste is more semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a hint of vegetal pumpkin flesh, more blended (their secret recipe is duly safe) winter cake spices, and still underwhelming, bland and weedy dry hops.

The bubbles are low-key, and mostly just mildly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and kind of scratchy in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the grainy malt still kickin' along, the spices still doing their best United Colors of Benetton impression, and the pumpkin sort of just aimlessly wandering off.

This seems very much like they up and mixed an adequate, and lightly spiced pumpkin ale, with a 'healthy' dose of cheap lager. Really, it does. So, with that stated, I'm proclaiming this the gateway pumpkin ale for fall '13 - baby steps, y'all.

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Harvest Ale from Prohibition Brewing Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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