Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style BlondeHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerNinja007 on 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of the Harpoon 30th Anniversary pack. Enjoy by 1/15/2017.

Deep gold, hazy pour. Average-sized white head sits on top with good retention. The aroma is bold and hits you with floral hops initially followed by strong citrus fruit, mostly lemon and orange, and vanilla. The Belgian yeast is more prominent in the flavor than the aroma, adding its characteristic fruit and slice to the mix. Medium bodied with a dry and bitter finish.

Not a bad beer overall, but not as refreshing as I was hoping for. The hops and yeast clash, creating an odd combination and taking away from its drinkability.

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Photo of BEER88
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GTJayG
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Found this for 4 bucks at the Beermuda. Seeing as this is almost a year old I don't expect much. Into a pint glass.

A - Surprised the first pour gave me no sediment I know there is a shit ton in there. Head is minimal from a light pour. Color is a bright hazy orange yellow color.
S - Mildly dry yet fruity Belgium yeasts. Some pilsner skunk smells of yeasts. Not picking up any hops.
T - Mildly hoppy, some pilsner flavors but mostly like a Belgium pale with dry and fruity yeasts. Quite smooth and somewhat easy to drink.
M - Light to medium on par with the ABV,

Overall this beer may have lost some carbonation and is a bit lackluster but its still worth picking up on discount. A decent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"We all love beer here, but we're not all brewers. That changes when the Kettle Cup, our annual employee brewing competition, rolls around. In 2012 we decided that the winning beer would join the ranks of our 100 Barrel Series. Chris, Kevin, and John from Harpoon Distributing Company and brewer Charlie took first place with this hoppy Belgian-style blonde ale." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. This is the 46th entry in the 100 Barrel Series, released as a one-off in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy pearl white head over a moderately hazy golden amber body. Flecked sediment is a mild impediment to clarity. Retention is good, lacing is light and streaked. 4.25

(Smell) Sweet toasted pale caramel malt, cracker malt and wheat malt body with a moderate citrusy and herbal hop profile with a medium bitterness. Yeast profile produces a bold level of fruit and spice to smooth out the edges. Nice balance of malt and hop aroma. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Pilsner cracker malt and a light toasted caramel grain body has a mild sweetness with a grassy, herbal and lemon rind hop profile. Bitterness is medium and combined with the Belgian yeast profile culminates into a soft, slightly dry finish. Very flavorful, but not overly filling. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, peppery, mildly oily. Carbonation generates a creamy, fluffy and moderately full mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly yeasty and hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is very low, and there are no off-flavors. 4

(Overall) Quite a tasty beer, very much like a White IPA but very well rounded on the malt and hop flavors. I wouldn't call the hops a "big kick" but do find that they go well with the style without overshadowing the malt or yeast profiles. It's quite enjoyable. 3.75

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall's
100 Barrel Series #46: Kettle Cup 2013: Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde
3.64/5.00

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy/hazy straw yellow color with a fluffy white head. Once the initial bloom wears off, retention is pretty good. Decent, scattered lace left behind.
Smell is a mix of citrus and floral hops primarily with some lesser notes of malt, yeast, and spice. Pretty nice balance.
Taste is, of course, hoppy but not overly do, with malt and biscuit notes followed by light spices. Well blended.
Body is slightly under medium, effervescence is a bit tingly but nicely refreshing. Aftertaste is yeast, malt and hops. Very nice.A slight warming early to middle, finish is dry.

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Photo of HelpMeBloody
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Boto
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Draught @ Harpoon: This one pours a hazy, golden color. There was a bit of a frothy white head on it. It left some lacing. The nose is pine, pine and more pine. Nothing else. The taste is bitter pine hops. Wondering where the Belgian beer in the name went: it is completely overwhelmed by the hops. This isn’t very well executed. I would have expected some of the Belgian characteristics of the base beer to come through. I might as well had a glass of hops to drink. Also: at $8 for a small glass at the brewery it is very overpriced.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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