100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party
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From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.36%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
50
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 02, 2018
Added:
Dec 25, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  22
SCORE
85
Very Good
100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party
Notes: The culmination of our week of visiting Italian breweries, sipping beers poolside, and toasting sunsets over the rolling hills of Tuscany was a stop at Birri­cio L’Olmaia in Montepulciano, Italy. There we met renowned Italian brewer and music fanatic Moreno Ercolani. Beers were savored, hard rock echoed off the mountains, and the idea for this collaboration between brewers and vintners ignited. Salute!

Aged on oak spirals, this ale is a delicate balance of juicy hops and the sweetness of Sangiovese and Merlot grape juice.
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Rated by fedtwist from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tasty, kinda sweet and fruity.
Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Dec 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.14 by 2ellas from New Hampshire

Jun 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by t8dd from Illinois

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by wattersmike90 from New York

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by mendvicdog from Maryland

May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Icemann383 from New York

Apr 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by BillUnger1 from Rhode Island

Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by REVZEB from Illinois

Apr 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by amalburg from Michigan

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by Bandi from New York

Mar 29, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear rosé in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Merlot and Sangiovese grapes are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has complex flavors from the juice of grapes used to make red wine with subtle hints of cherries and tomatoes from the Sangiovese grapes. No fruity sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather "winey" in nature, except that it doesn't seem to have much in the way of oaky flavors, being more like a sangria. In any event, it is interesting and unique.

Serving type: bottle
Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by JasonHaviland from New Hampshire

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by craigdb from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by CaptainHate from Ohio

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.45 by Whyt4243

Mar 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Mar 01, 2015
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Rated by jacks0n from New Jersey

4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Gentle session beer. Sweet and fruity without being cloying. Really delicious.
Mar 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by Domvan from Texas

Feb 28, 2015
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Reviewed by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
An interesting "session" ale with very noticeable Merlot notes. It has a beautiful tawny color, wonderful carbonation and actually lives up to the description on the bottle. It is a noble experiment with an outcome that I would purchase again. Try it...the complexity is marvelous....
Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by DerekMorgan from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Feb 03, 2015
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Nice white rocky head. Some splotches The liquid is crystal clear neutral amber color.

Interesting combination of what I believe is Belgian yeast, earthy hop and pale malts. I note some alcohol as well.

This beer has elements of a macro with a bit of a milky finish, along with a bit of grape. That's where the comparison ends. It is far more bitter and biting. The body is full and the carbonation is on the high side.
Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.1 by david18 from New York

Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by Hopglow from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2015
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Reviewed by sprat1960 from Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: Light copper in color; transparent, lots of medium bubbles. Pours with a 2 finger creamy beige head the dies slowly leaving an uneven layer of foam on the surface and lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: Musty grapes, somewhat sweet, mild malty aroma.

Taste: Different. Tastes similar to the smell: musty grapes, slightly sweet, mild malt.

Feel: Thin body.

Overall: Different; I am glad I tried it. Kind of a cross between beer and wine - in terms of flavor. I liked it for what it was and would not mind having this on occasion; though there are many better beers out there.
Jan 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Jan 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by jco3 from New Hampshire

Jan 21, 2015
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Nice creamy 1 finger head fades at med pace, crystal clear watery tan color, nice lacing.

Sour grapes, musty concord grape wine thing, light funky note, Nelson like grassy floral fruity hop, dank musty grape thing

Taste more sweet syrupy messy malt thing, bad grape flavours, earthy Italian style concord sour grape flavours, more grassy hop thing but meh, weird fruity thing.

Mouth is med to lighter bod but sticky.

Overall I was expecting a lot more from this, and it was quite meh, oh well.
Jan 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by chudson1992 from Massachusetts

Jan 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Jan 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Jan 17, 2015
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
on tap at harpoon tap room, logan airport. served in harpoon gold-rimmed tulip. brilliant Amber in color and crystal clear. aroma is mild and slightly toasty. flavor is pretty mild. I don't know anything about this beer but I'm guessing there's some gourd in here, thus the fruit/vegetable thing. I actually would have guessed this is under 5% abv, it's so mild, so I guess it hides the alcohol really well. mid carbonation. quite drinkable, if mild.

update: I get neither oak nor wine/grape. I do see it in the color (reddish) and sweetness (and extra alcohol)
Jan 16, 2015
100 Barrel Series #52- Beer Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 59 ratings