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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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First brewed in 1988, O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is a much anticipated autumn classic and one of the Northwest’s original seasonal ales. For the last 21 years Hale’s brewers have ushered in the fall season by crafting a delicious, hearty seasonal ale that features generous amounts of select hops. This year’s O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is a reintroduction of the recipe we used in 2007 which was a Silver Medal winner at GABF.
2008--6.5%--70 IBUs
2009--6.8%--75+ IBUs
2010--6.2%--65 IBUs


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaysbeers (68) - - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle to glass. Medium, opaque amber color. Medium carbonation. Light fragrance. A bitter nutty ale finish that doesn't linger long. Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1664) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is herbal, earthy and pine. Taste is sweet with some tart undertones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. I am surprised this is not an IPA, very similar flavor profile.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle: Very cloudy amber with a whipped tan head. Aroma is herbal, hoppy, a hint of fruit. Taste is malty, bitter herbal/earthy hops. Creamy, smooth. Orange and caramel... Very good, but....I think I’d call it an APA, at least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt and earthy/herbal orange hops aroma. Amber with a small ivory head. Bready caramel malt, orange peel and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
One of the better seasonal beers I have had. Super hoppy and really bitter. I would say it is more an ipa than anything else. Smells hoppy an has a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, via Beer Boxer. Pours a dark opaque deep reddish orange amber color with a very small head. Nose is citrus and bitter with some pine and resin. Taste is bitter with some citrus and subtle sweetness. Drinkable , but not earth shattering.Finish is bitter as well, and ends on the sour citrus resin notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours an amber orange with a beige head and aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Well balanced, with sweet, toasted malt, bittering hops, citrus, caramel, straw, and bready notes with a slight bitter finish. Drinkable, solid ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
11/7/2013. From bottle. Pours amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas with caramel, spice and light fruit. Good balance and very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Lactic orange malt and earthy herbal aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange juice malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours orange two finger off white head. Smell big malt and spice. taste malty harvest spices. Light body easy drinking Good


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