jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
09–on tap-pours a retaining light tan head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine, secondary medium malt. Taste is equal but unbalanced peat, medium malt, sweet citruspine/herbal hops with some bite. Comes across as a red crossed with a Scottish ale.
Lubiere (10875) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin moka coffee lacing head. Aroma is pungeant, with nutty roastiness. In mouth, a fresh balanced light malt with sustained nutty bitterness. Spot to style. On tap at brewery 13 Oct. 2008.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour, tending to brown. Thick and sticky tan head. The nose is kind of strange with a little bit of cocoa underlying a soft herbal spiciness. There is a fairly dank piny hop nose with some soft sweet caramelly malts. The hop freshness really comes through. It’s an unusual take on the harvest ale, but it does work. Sort of a hoppy brown, but it works.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop leaves floating atop an orange and citrus rivulet. Caramel malts and its fruity companions accomplish balance with the resinous hops. Gorgeous tandem performance.
Caramel and butterscotch welcome the hop resins and their bitterness into their comfortable home. A great, cask-like, palate is created, bettered by the equilibrium. I’d like to have Sierra Nevada Harvest besides this and see which one I prefer.
Freshness and quality are so close to the truth.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange to brick appearance, completed by a lasting off-white head. Sappy hop nose, fresh and straight from the vines, foresty floral, earthy, leafy and predominantly orangey expressive hops, yet the caramel malt offer its (small) contribution to the flavours. Medium-full bodied, creamy texture, engaging light carbonation, slightly wet in the finish. Good stuff, bittersweet and aromatic.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: Nutty caramelized malts and grassy eathy bitter hops. Unusual fun beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy light brown body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose has a lot of fresh grassy hops. Taste has a very unusual malt bill for a harvest hop beer. Very nutty taste (hazelnuts) with caramel, earth and even some bananas. Then comes the very grassy and somewhat resinous hops with a long bitterness of medium intensity. This is a fun and different beer. I’m sure alchemist could make an even better Harvest Ale if they went with a more standard malt bill but I appreciate the originality nonetheless. All in all another good beer from Alchemist. I have many fond memories of this place. I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I drank my first pint at this brewpub.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange citrus, leafy, fresh hop nose. Clear copper coloured body with large bubbled, low, long lasting white head that coats the glass. Toasty, biscuity malts with fresh, earthy, leafy, orange citrus hop flavour and a fair bitterness that keeps it from cloying. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation and soft, cask-like texture. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewpub. Good lacing tops a pale, solid bronze body with some head retention...malty-sweet nose with a slightly green herbal tinge...rather alcoholic body (it’s over 7% this year) but fairly well balanced between sweet and dry, full, with some lingering bitterness and a sour apple texture late that’s odd but pleasing. Not sure what this is, really, sure isn’t a typical alt...more like a sticke, but hoppier than you’d expect. More interesting than great but worth a shot.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a ring of white lace. Mild aroma of hops and malt. Good flavor of spicy hops and malt and a bitter finish. The body is full with a dry texture and lively carbonation.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:hops and light malt aroma...
Appearance:amber redish,ligh head...
Flavor:hopy,light alcohol and malt flavor...not bad...