Sightings | Harcourt Valley Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Harcourt Valley Brewing Company
Australia
harcourtvalley.com.au

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 09-03-2013

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2.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle purchased by my good friend Rich from Beer Cartel in Sydney.

Pours a very clear coppery golden colour, with a misty film of dull white head that froths when swirled, but otherwise stays pretty low and flat. Minimal lacing, and a very light body. I can honestly say that it's hasn't wowed me.

Nose is honeyed sweet. Slightly goopy and a little sickly with sweetness and a molten spiciness. There's a faint yeasty tone to the back, suggesting the sweetness comes from esters and Belgian ferment, but it could as easily just be underattenuation, with too many sugars sticking around. Not a fan.

Taste is a little better. At least here there's a lightness on the back, which at least rules out too much residual sugar. Instead it just drops out though, leaving almost nothing. Front is better at least. Slight dry spice characters with a tweak of fruitiness. There's just so little flavour or body at the back. It's disappointing.

Feel is woeful, and actually looking at it, it could be the lack of body and slickness (or even crispness) that's really hurting the palate.

Overall, I'm clearly not a fan. This is mostly bland, but poking enough interesting nerve endings that I feel it should be a lot better. But then, I could be completely wrong about that too...

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Sightings from Harcourt Valley Brewing Company
2.53 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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