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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Ratings: 1,048 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of Fitzy01
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

a fine bottle of beer, but it does very little for me in terms of bringing something new to the table. its a mildly sweet kolsch style that has hints of white sugar, lemongrass, and straw, but isn't particularly dynamic or flavorful as they go. a fine palate cleanser, and a nice looking brew with a really lacy white head, but the flavors don't live up to the aroma, and it ends up being a little bland. it also doesn't have the summer beer feel, despite very low abv, there seem to be some body to it, and carbonation is only middle of the road. it never gets to that next level of refreshment, even when ice cold. a little grassy hop thing in the finish, and a summery lemongrass element as well, but its not enough to make this interesting enough for me to want to drink more than one. I know what harpoon is capable of, I have been drinking their beer forever, but its the fall and winter seasonals I always seem to identify with much more than the warmer weather offerings for whatever reason.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Harpoon Summer Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall. Poured from the bottle into a becker pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick with web-like lacing, and a medium-light golden body.

Smells like very bright malts and earthy grains. Perhaps a touch of floral hops in the mix.

I taste much of the components described above, along with a mid-palate bite that goes away at the end of the swig. Clear and bright, overall.

The mouthfeel of this beer is crisp and refreshingly clean. A great summer choice indeed,

Overall, I'll give Harpoon Summer Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall a 4.25

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Photo of Brock915
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazed dark yellow with a head that comes and then goes and doesn't lace the glass. The smell was full of mild citrus like lemon peel along with a bit of toasted malt. The taste was similar to the scent with a good amount of citrus in the beginning with a light but sweet finish. Rather clean. Not bad.

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Photo of drews240
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grospopperino
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kolsch style is my favorite summer beer (sorry- no umlaut). Kolsch is actually a cold-lagered ale. Kolsch should have a light, crisp, refreshing flavor. This year's Harpoon Summer Beer fits the bill. Clean, balanced flavor with no better or clinging after-taste. Not an exciting beer with a big hop wallop or strong dark-roasted malts, but it is a beer that is subtle and achieves a delicate balance and must be brewed with care. Thank you, Harpoon.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cooper
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Petegrieco
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Blonde clear color.. A/T saltine cracker, grainy and yeasty, slight sweetness with a lighter bitterness.. What I expected.. Easy summer beer

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Photo of TBonez477
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ljbonadonna92
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tasted like a light beer with jolly ranchers in it.

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Photo of AcetheBathound
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Kingbee73
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice easy beer. Perfect for summer and one to consider starting with if you are trying to transition into craft beers.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jordanian2
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlawhea
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good solid summer time kolsch

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

This beer is like a mildly sweet and sour bread, with a little bite of hops thrown in. Solid summer brew, nothing mind blowing, but perfectly refreshing.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jypirate
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good outside nice day drinking beer

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Photo of Lahoi
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a good summer, on-the-beach choice. I can think of far worse ways to end a lawn mowing session.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerboy21
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit of candy like sweetness. Grainy. Could benefit from a cooler fermentation and/or cold aging.

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Photo of TtheGrey
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A friend gave me one of these to try. Unfortunately I did not have a clean Palette at the time (3 other beers in), but this went down nice and seems to fit the style well.

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Harpoon Summer Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.57 out of 5 based on 1,048 ratings.
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