Harpoon Uncle Fester | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of 2 barrel-aged beers; one an Oktoberfest aged on Brett. Wild Turkey barrels were previously used for beer and cider.

Added by Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
25.52%
 
 
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KingdomBobcat
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of endlessdave01
1.69/5  rDev -56%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This was the worst beer I've ever had. An ambitious idea, but ultimately a complete misfire. Sours and marzans simply don't mix. The taste was wooden and vinegary, the smell almost offensively sour. All in all a mess of an effort from an otherwise decent brewery.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of chet4
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Amalak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found at DiCiccos in Ardsley, New York.

A. It has a rich, extremely dark brown color. Limited head and little lacing, Basically opaque.

S. That has a massive alcohol scent and malt.

T. It has a black cherry taste and a lovely sourness to it. Some good thick malt taste and a nice bitter bite. It has a bit of a soapy aftertaste.

M. It is so smooth and full bodied.

O. Very flavorful, but a tamed sour.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler purchased at deciccos ardlsey into snifter. Pours a ruby brown with slight rim of foam. Great sour cherry and slight caramel. Awesome sour cherry and caramel dunkel with a nice tart finish. Great feel...tart thin with a long finish.
Awesome sour with big cherry and bruin influence. A shame its retired.

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Photo of bluerabbit
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of lnanthony
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head and a spot or two of lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose is really nice, bringing forward a moderate amount of roast before adding in some sour cherries and other dark fruit. Moderate lactic presence as well as a light touch of woody character. The flavor has some brisk acidity plus cherries and some dark fruits. Slightly vinous. Feel is fairly light with a good acidity leading to a dry acidity. A pretty nice brew and certainly a good early attempt at a sour.

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Harpoon Uncle Fester from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.84 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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