Harpoon Summer Beer | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harpoon Summer Beer is a beer brewed to be enjoyed with summertime activities. It is light, refreshing, and crisp.

28 IBU

Added by stirgy on 09-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,048
Reviews:
381
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
199
For Trade:
1
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Photo of IBUBrew
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chriswjr
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkyer
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.35/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

**
07/28/12
LOOK: Light
AROMA: Beer
TASTE: Wheat, a bit too much for a summer beer.
FEEL: Thin, but a touch of CreamIness

A good summer beer…not too light. OK Flavor. Ellie's 7th Birthday party.
**

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Photo of Stephan16
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shellynix
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yanks9669
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow.
Crisp and well balanced with a mild bready malt.
I sense a faint lemon/citrus flavor.
Just enough bitterness, a very good Kolsch.

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Photo of illpass78
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint on draft in a standard pint glass at Rayo in Scarborough, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a golden straw with some slight haze. Little crown of white head. Some lacing left behind that disappears quickly.

Aroma: Not much to the nose. Some cereal grains and lemon.

Taste: Lemon, some floral hops, a little bread. Flavors become slightly more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light, as expected.

Overall: The parade of very OK summer brews marches on with this quaffable but fairly pedestrian mainstay from the 'Poon. Decent companion to spicy Mexican chow; not much to it, but maybe there doesn't have to be.

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Photo of Fcel
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had with oysters on the half shell at B & G Oysters, Boston, Mass., on draft into stange. Not a particularly fine example of the style, but effective and enjoyable washing down oysters.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Eman17
2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Masters
2.77/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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