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Harmons Special Ale - Strong Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet sherry-like start with a nice hop finish. Let it warm up to fully enjoy the flavors.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
At Argo0’s: Opace yellowish color. Light flavor dominated by citruis and hops. The lemon just sits in the back of your tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle: Hazy yellow with a large white head, somewhat frothy, that has nice retention. The aroma is wheat, slightly sour, and a distinct lemon candy scent. The taste is lemon candy (tart, yet very sweet), floral/herbal hops, yeast, and hay. Light-medium bodied, medium-lively carbonation, good round mouthfeel. This is just a bit too sweet for me. Seems a bit under-attenuated for what it’s shooting to be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Hazy, slightly dark yellow color, irregular but light head. Wheat, pepper aroma. Mimosa flavor (orange juice and champagne), and slightly like an effervescent toilet bowl cleaner (that’s not meant as a criticism, since some have some very nice odors). Tangy carbonation, reasonably thick, with alcohol tangs at the end. Generally a strong beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Clear golden with some floating particles and a nice white head. Fresh hop, lemon zest aroma. Pretty sweet - flavor has notes of lemon/citrus, plenty of grassy hops, wheat, orange juice and a little alcohol buzz at the end. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
(22oz bottle) Cloudy lemon yellow body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some wheat, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, herbal, floral. Light alcohol. Creamy, light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Bottle pours pale golden, slightly hazy, large white foamy head, attractive lacing, with low carbonation.   Subtle hop aroma, slightly sweet, and a bit floral.   Sweet floral/fruity, subtle hop flavor.   Seems somewhat of a Tripel crossed with an American Strong ale.   Good body, moderate mouthfeel.   Finishes strong, definite hop presence with the floral/fruity aspect still hanging in there.   Tasty!



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