Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison VariousHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison VariousHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BEERMILER12 on 08-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

frothy head with excellent retention about 2-3 fingers tall on a pale gold with burnt orange hue body. good lacing. aroma of pineapple and banana citrus, peppery, herbal/corriander notes, yeast. Flavor is fairly unique for the style. Notes include sweet citrus, lemon zest, herbal/corriander, sorachi ace hops provide most of the hops for me, vanilla and cooking wine. Light body for the style. Moderate carbonation. I liked this one more than others. Its true to the style but different in how the flavors are presented.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and medicinal aromas. Taste is much the same with medicinal spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting but slightly overdone medicinal presence I don't care for too much.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a blend of four different saisons, this is easily the best thing ive ever tasted from harpoon. hazy and light golden as it should be. huge white head with great retention. I pick sorachi ace hops up right away upon the first sniff, lemony and fresh and mildly acidic. also smells like the same saison yeast I use, wine-like just a bit, with tropical fruit esters and bright juicy hop aromatics. the flavor is equally fresh and robust, with sorachi ace blending in a little better than it does in the nose. some subtle champagne yeast creeps in, as does vanilla sweetness, pronounced oak, and a soapy wheat malt. the fusion of flavors is really to die for, this is expertly done. carbonation is right there, upbeat and really cooking, dry finish, super super dry. light enough to drink a bomber, but satisfying enough not to want much more than that, this is a reasonably priced and fairly available world class brew, very little to improve upon. id love to see this enter their regular lineup.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of superspak
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/15/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger very foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. No clinging lacing and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, grape, banana, coriander, clove, peppercorn, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast ester, malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, clove, peppercorn, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, coriander, clove, peppercorn, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and spice flavors; with a great fruity/spiciness balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good saison style. Nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 11/10/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, Belgian yeast, some hops, some spice and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, caramel, spice and citrus. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Huge 4+ finger head. Slowly recedes with plenty of lumps and rocky-ness. A dome forms when I replenish the glass. The most lumpy lace I've ever experienced. Wow. The broth is golden and reasonably clear.

Smells of fresh cream and floral hops. Could be a cream ale. There's no sourness to the nose.

The flavor is closer to the style: a bit more sour, a good dose of bittering hop and an elevated carbonation level. Aftertaste is short with a good pepper kick.

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Photo of REVZEB
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on October 18, 2013.

It pours pale to golden yellow with a load of fizzy white head up top that settles down and laces as it goes. Active carbonation.

The aroma entices with Belgian toasted biscuit, floral or peppery notes, yeast, citrus, and grass.

The body is about medium.

The pepper notes that I get on the nose introduce themselves more formally in the taste with a little orange zing and toast mixed in. The finish is crisp, clean, dry. I would have this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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