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100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale
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100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer has inspired traditions and celebrations across the world. As brewers, there is one festival in particular that has intrigued us because it is devoted to a single beer ingredient: hops. The Dočesná hop festival celebrates the harvest of hops, grown in the area surrounding the Bohemian city of Zatec. The area has a long history as one of the world’s eminent hop growing regions. This is commemorated annually with music, dancing, hop-picking competitions, and beer drinking. An inspiration indeed for brewing a beer!

This deep chestnut colored ale uses Sládek hops imported from the Zatec region. The Sladek hops provide a clean, slightly bitter but smooth finish. With a medium body, it is well balanced beer. A great choice for celebrations.

35 IBU

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by EgadBananas:
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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ Barley Oak

Pours a darker rustic color. Creamy light tan head.

Aroma is a bit bready with sweet malts and a floral hop nose.

Good bit of sweet malts on the taste, with a subtle bitterness and fruitiness, floral hoppiness, with a dry, bitter, almost leathery finish.

Lighter in body, but does have a bit of creaminess to it.

Wasn't bad, but nothing fancy. Might get another pint while its around.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tylers in Durham

Pours a deep color with a decent head. Carbonation low.

Smells malty. Wheat malt. Low hops.

Tastes like a slightly hopped strong wheat ale. Very sweet wheat taste upfront. Hops are only there in extreme moderation, if at all. Very good, even without the hops. Leaves a syrupy feeling on the tongue.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single head on a murky amber with golden hues body. Malty with a floral and earthy hop aroma which is prevalent. Flavor has a strong herbal and floral presence with a mild sourness. The hops are nicely represnted but mild. Moderate carbonation and medium body. This beer is fairly complex and different. It isn't an everyday beer but worth trying for sure.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of raszputini
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich amber - almost looks like bourbon, ironically - with a moderate off-white head. The nose is dominated by the bourbon, with a light crispness from the hops. The taste is somewhat thin, expected from a pale ale base, with the bourbon being out in front again. The tones from the barrel are not overwhelming however, as many barrel aged ales are. This is a much more subtle tone. There are also notes of grapes, light caramel and a nice crisp floral hop finish. The mouth feel is thin, but slightly oily. This is a very easy drinking, well-balanced brew. Very nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of abgba121
2.77/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a hazy light reddish color, fairly effervescent, very little off white head about a half cm.

S: somewhat musky, grapes, a little pine note of hops, very thick aroma if that makes sense

T: very malty, little hops, grapes continue through the taste

M: average to a little heavy body, good carbonation

O: not what I was expecting, it kind of misses the mark for a hop harvest ale with so little hop character and a heavy malt side, not a terrible beer though altogether. Not something I would pick again though.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of joek440
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden brown coloration with nice thick light brown head.

S - Mostly noticed caramel malt followed by fresh floral hops

T - Hop flavor is earthy and grassy. Light maltiness for balance

M - Smooth and refreshing, carbonation is appropriate

O - The hop flavor is very tasty but could maybe use a bit more punch to really stand out. A nice, balanced ale but not a true stand out.

(reviewed 10/22)

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 120 ratings