100 Barrel Series #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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100 Barrel Series #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne100 Barrel Series #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne
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100 Barrel Series #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne100 Barrel Series #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie Mastne

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GratefulBeerGuy on 11-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by GratefulBeerGuy:
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4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series session 48. Beer Trip 2013 "Polskie Mastne"

A polish "Old Style Ale".

A light amber and gold hued color, clear visibility. A substantial white crown forms 1" high, dissipates to a thin scattered lace.

Herbal and spice hops and yeast combo upfront in the nose. Tangy, with a mix of herbals, light malt, sweet and tangy effect overall.

The first impression is a sharp, tangy bite, light, crisp hit turns full-on mouth feel. a unique, spiced, herbal, earthy hop and yeast flavor, the light almost roastie malt is in fine balance, Earthy flavors, hardy dark wheat, charred grains, but in a light malty fashion. Never "heavy" or cloying.

Na Zdrowie indeed!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: amber in color, 3/4 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt

Taste: sweet caramel, fresh meadow, toasted malt

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end

Overall: An above average, nice and malty Polish beer. I have had better in the style, but this is worth a try. Not sure if I will pick this up again however.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin off white head. A good amount of carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild citrus and hops. Wheat/grassy notes. Maybe some floral too.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste sweet with citrus and mild bitter hops.

Overall: Great beer! Glad I tried this one out.

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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours orange-red-amber with high clarity and a small, fragile head.

Aroma: Nice sweet malts with spicy and floral tones plus a hint of fruit.

Flavor: Lightly spicy and herbal Polish hops, caramel malt, barrel wood. Well balanced and nicely complex.

Feel: Medium bodied; smooth with a clean, semi-dry finish.

O: Excellent. Drinks big for 5.8%. Very good use of barrel aging.

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Photo of richkrull
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of trevorpost
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 29, 2013.

It is an attractive medium amber pour with a short-lived white head. Excellent clarity.

The aroma has a caramel malt note at first and then it turns into a clean, crisp hop note. Toasted and basic.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a pretty good caramel malt character at first but then there is a moderate bitterness coming up from behind. Mild to moderate bitterness. A likable but not extraordinary beer.

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Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of u2carew
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

A) Clean and clear body. Bronze colored body. Finger thick head on the pour, settles slightly with big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass.
S) Not very robust, quite mellow. Caramel tones. Grainy.
T) Mellow caramel notes. Sweet, pleasant malty flavors. Halfway through hops kick in with a subtle bitterness.
M) Light to medium body. Dry. Chalky in the finish.
O) A decent brew. Unfortunately, my expertise on Polish beers is limited, but the general nature and taste profile is European/Northern Atlantic.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 12/15/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains spices, fruit, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus, tea and spice. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is decent and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth but not very crisp and a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, overall it’s just a mediocre beer.

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Photo of oatsodas
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz. bottle into tulip glass a clear,copper color with a thin layer of tan bubbles. The beer leaves good lacing on the glass.
S: Fresh biscuits, golden raisins, faint tobacco all come through the roasted malt aroma in different layers. Touch of hops add a grassy, herbal aroma but it is subdued.
T: Full on malt. Crisp, sweet, and dry with hints of golden raisins, gala apples, husky grains, herbal and grassy hop flavors and a doughy yeast touch.
M: Light to medium body with a crisp, dry carbonation that is refreshing. No warming from alcohol and finish is dry.
O: A good job by Harpoon to make this interesting beer. It is great paired with pizza and certainly has good flavor character.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tencents
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Foamy head that leaves a web of lace on the glass. Dark copper color. Clear.

This features a malty nose--some caramel and light biscuit. A bit of hop for balance.

This is dry, malty brew. It has a bit caramel. The swallow becomes bitter in a surprising way. It's an Amber style--quite good. Full body with slower carbonation.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with some yellow highlights. A one inch head falls slowly to a thick surface covering.

Smell: bread and caramel are most notable.

Taste: caramel, bread, ripe fruit sweetness, a bit of earthiness, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very drinkable european styled ale that is hearty enough to satisfy. The more I had of this beer the more I liked it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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