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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #23 - Old Rustys Red Rye Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed by Harpoon’s original head brewer, this rye beer features a bready, complex texture and a subtly spicy, rich flavor. ibu 38 og 15.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours bright amber/red into a shaker. Off-white micro head tophats as it slowly recedes to skim surface. Pine and citrus aromas. Thick..yet thin with a spicy rye..yet sourdough middle and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2008
22 oz. Clear reddish amber pour with a fine off white head. Rye and hops in the aroma. Balanced malt character with a tinny background. Smells fairly average. Some light sticky sweetness in there also, faint spiced rum notes. Some tropical type fruit in the flavor - pineapple, banana. Lingering bitter finish. Bread and toast in the middle. The rye seems distracting in the flavor. Metallic again. Oily mouthfeel and slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Clear light red beer, with a frothy off-white head - apparent and spicy rye in the aroma, with some biscuity british maltiness, some buttery character - the flavor is dominated by that diacetyl-heavy quality commonly imparted by the use of those british ale yeasts these new england brewers love to brew with - some odd notes of banana bread - some spicy rye manifests late, but never really cleanses the palate of the initial flavor - fairly one-dimensional and bland compared to the recent releases in this series.

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