Cape Cod Harvest | Cape Cod Beer

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Cape Cod Beer
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ppoitras on 09-22-2008

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Ptzy13:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of tigg924
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell:toasted malt, and husk

Taste: toasted malt, husk, earth, and sweet chocolate

Mouthfeel: sweet with earthy bitterness, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall:A good sessionable amber. Not the most complex brew, but one a friend and I put away a couple growlers down easily. I would get this again. One of my favorites from the brewery.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tharley
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasting notes from October 21st, 2015
Had [email protected] KC Bar and Grill in Falmouth, MA

Appearance - Served in a standard pint glass with an off-white head that peaked at nearly 2 fingers in width. The brew is clear and golden in color. Good retention, eventually dissipating to reveal a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. The lacing is a strong pattern of spots and broken lines decorating the sides of the glass.

Smell - Clean cereal grain and lesser honey notes highlight the aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean grain malts and a touch of honey to add a gentle sweetness. Not much in the way of hops, but what's there is a distant touch of grassy bitterness to add a semblance of balance.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and super smooth finish. This is nigh chuggable.

Overall - Fantastic drinker. This could have used a bit more hop to add more balance, but that's nitpicking. This is one of the better fest brews I'd had in quite a while.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1st time there as we are traveling. To be fair I only had their 5 out of 6 samplers. So I only had about 4 oz. to give a review for all of my samples. You should know this. I liked this and on my own 1-5 review gave it a 3 1/4. I would buy this

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a rugged semi-light auburn color with a nice finger’s worth of white foamy head that quickly dissipated. The aroma had that semi-sweet German yeasty bready/biscuit grassiness flowing into some slight floral esters. The flavor takes the crisp notes of the German yeasty sweetness to play with the floral esters, nice low bittering hops. Barely any aftertaste, but a slight bready sweetness. No finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionably smooth German yeasty sweetness to occur and flow over my tongue just as an altbier. Fairly low carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, this is a wonderful interpretation of an altbier and by an American brewer, damn right!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mountdew1
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a light orangey brown. Fair amount of carbonation rising from the bottom, with a very thin white head that clung to the sides a bit. Aroma was malty, with a dash of hops. Slightly sweet, with a hint of spicy, reminded me a bit of a honey brown bread. Felt great in the mouth. Nicely carbonated, coated well. Nicely drinkable. Well flavored and went down well.

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3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint on draft in a plastic tumbler at Ryan Amusements in Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty clear amber with a big two-finger eggshell head. Good presentation.

Aroma: Toasty, malty. Grain, earth. Malt sweetness.

Taste: Follows the nose along with a nutty character that is very pleasant. Almonds. Toast. Earthy kind of vibe. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Easy and appealing. Has body but is sessionable.

Overall: Really good alt. Was excited to finally try something from this brewery and glad I picked this.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/27/2017 at British Beer Company in Hyannis, MA, served in an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, nuts, some fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character up front. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ppoitras
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler obtained in trade with corey0212. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" tan head over the clear amber brew. This is exactly the shade I picture when I think of "ant in fossilized sap". Thick head fades gradually, with ample lacing. Aroma is balanced, with nutty notes. Taste has grain husks upfront, a light citrus character int he middle, and a clean close. Mouthfeel is light and soft over the tongue, with very easy drinkability. An ale that lets you come back for more when you want.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a plastic pint cup, the beer is a light, nutty tan coloring with a filmy white surface coating. Nose of roasted grains, sweet toffee, and hints of smoke. Flavors are toffee sweet, but light, with a transition into roasty and charred blend at the end of the palate. Smooth, light bodied, with a subtle, sweet aftertaste. Clean, crisp finish. Easy to drink, but there are better versions of the style.

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Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of outdoorbrewer
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thank you to my people that brought this back from vacation at the Cape
A light pleasant nose of nutty grain and citrus floated over the off-white creamy mostly lasting head that laced the glass. Bright and amber with medium body. Starts out lightly sweet malty with a slight tart in the middle. Light bitterness in the finish that has average duration. In between watery and creamy texture makes it easy drinking. All this and a soft carbonation lends this beer to a session status. ABV not stated but would appreciate it higher to take it out of the Alt range into Harvest. I liked it.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mixylplik3
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean amber in my DeKonnick glass. Has a musty, cereal smell. Grainy, even. The taste is nutty, with a mild noble hop aftertaste. Malt-forward and clean. Mouthfeel is silky soft, incredibly drinkable. It has a very "Oktoberfest" flavor which isn't my favorite but really excels with mouthfeel. I could drink this all night long.

This is a sharp beer which I will definitely seek out in the future!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bigkahunas4
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler obtained by my parents from the Brewery. Served in a pint glass

A: Poured a light amber with a one finger head. Carb remained constant and hugged the sides of the glass. Decent lacing.

S: Hint of pine, lots of nuts.

T: Very light - very soft hop finish. Taste is mainly nutty.. Very appropriately titled as a harvest. Just not a helluva lot going on.

M: Fairly light - whisks through the mouth

D: Very easy to drink - a light beer with some flavor. Certainly could be a session beer.

Overall - was solid but just wasn't memorable. A beer that won't offend or necessarilly disappoint.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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