Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry AleHarpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale
BA SCORE
18.3%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 251 ratings
Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry AleHarpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harpoon Grateful Harvest is a beer brewed with Thanksgiving celebrations in mind. A puree of freshly harvested cranberries, donated by local cranberry farm AD Makepeace, lends a subtle tartness to the beer. The cranberry flavor complements the malty character derived by the combination of Munich and Vienna malts. An addition of CaraMunich malt enhances the beer’s reddish hue and adds a touch of sweetness, while Northern Brewer bittering hops complement the slight cranberry tartness.

25 IBU

Added by LtCracker20 on 10-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,357
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
251
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
14.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had an auburn colored body with a small white half finger head that lasts throughout most of the beer, faded, spotty lacing. The smell had cranberry, and there was some allspice in the background. The taste was sweet, yet tart through the cherries, allspice is more subdued, light hops. The palate sat about a light to medium, sessionable, sweet dry aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is good for its style and I would have this again if I could get it again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joegallows
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
2.79/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Roberto11232
2.32/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, dark , amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty but with a slight fruity/sour aroma. I get a little caramel-like sweetness and some notes of black pepper, however, I get practically nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: Excellent! Great malty backbone, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, then by some excellent, fruity cranberry tartness, and finished by some nicely balance hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and with practically no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really, enjoyed this beer. I love the balance between the malty backbone and the tartness from the cranberries. It’s a truly excellent beer, and I’ll definitely get more of this next Autumn!

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Photo of Joshua_Smith
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of brewqueno
2.11/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was not good at all.

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Photo of SeamusLight
2.79/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Wasted opportunity.

Typically, the holidays are the time for a brewery to go wild - to indulge in strong fruit flavors, or spices, or anything which may really hit the palette. This beer does none of that.

If asked what it tastes like, the most apt description is "a beer." That's it. There is no cranberry hint. There is no noticeable bitterness. It's an ale. Harpoon played it safe, and got a boring product. Drinkable, but forgettable.

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Photo of Damian74
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Thanksgiving Day beer tasting at Bro's house.

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Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Ruger
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tpauer
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DrJGR629
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mikemikemike
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Boo, scary

Clear, orange golden, no carbonation,

Very faint hint of cranberry

Thin, winey

Sudsy

Seasonal brew and not a year round beverage

Boo beer

Ok beer

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of LadyCraft
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%

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Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 18.3% out of 100 with 251 ratings
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