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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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In the spirit of collaboration, Jamie stayed true to the farmhouse tradition of brewing without spices while Ryan balanced East Kent Goldings hops with coriander and white peppercorn. Ethan’s American hops and a Trappist yeast strain complemented Rich’s citrusy hop profile, and the combined result is Saison Various: a refreshing blend of saisons, brewing sensibilities, and unique ingredients.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (436) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pretty light and refreshing for a saison. Plenty of yeast with mild spice, peppercorns, orange, and apricot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Almost more wit like than saison, especially as it opens up and the coriander takes over. I’d like a little more funk, but this was still very nice. Some barnyard present, very "wheaty" and bright, light fruity hop presence. Great feel and very refreshing."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of coriander, peppercorn, Belgian yeast, orange pulp and white sugar. Medium body. A bit overcarbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2965) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
650 ml bottle
I picked this up on a whim. A solid saison with some experimental edge was a good change of pace from IPAs, stouts, and other familiar styles. For the price this is worth picking up. If others are the same price I’d gladly grab them again.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden carbonated base is decorated by a delicate white head. Fresh oranges, resin, and a bright burst of citrus is vibrant and lively. Barns full of harvested hay add more depth.

Flavor / Palate - Orange, glazed lemons, and fresh hay emerge on the tongue after just a few seconds. The bright airy feel is like drinking a used dryer sheet. A finish of granny smith apples could be tweaked. However the total package is vibrant, open, and well worth experiencing once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4885) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber featuring a blend of four different Saisons, each brewed by a different Harpoon brewer, novel and not something I’ve even heard of before. Nose very airy, strongest lemon citrus/cleanser with strong coriander and black pepper, nice pils malt. Pours bright yellow-golden with a strong level of carbonation and a very large, soapy off-white head. Lightish medium body, squeezing tang of lemon together with pleasant clove phenols, a really zesty character with only mild coriander and pepper. Very clean yeast, perhaps a dash of fruit here and there, is actually somewhat surprising, though there is a subtle orange jam in the background. No significant bitterness, and only lightly sweet, this is ultra-quenching and refreshing, could drink many pints and not feel burdened; the citrus is really vivacious and the alcohol concealed. So, although it’s simpler than the mission statement would portend, there’s huge drinkability and just a nice Wittish base level of Saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (763) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle via Joe. Pours a golden orange, lots of white head. Aroma pear, stone fruit, apricot, body positively dances. Finish more fresh apricot, vinous. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle, 2/21/14

Aroma: The nose has some citrus rind, plenty of spice, and lots of yeast
Appearance: It pours a murky golden-orange color with a large, frothy, white head
Flavor: The taste is mildly sweet, fruity, with a medium-plus spice, and a yeasty finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, smooth, creamy, easy to drink, and with a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: This one isn’t top-of-style, but it is smooth and easy drinking with a nice mix of citrus, spice, and yeast flavors. I don’t have any complaints. Another worthwhile offering from the 100 Barrel Series.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Premiere. This wasn’t getting the love from others but it grew on me, and was getting the spice, the heat at the end of the bomber. Spot on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
(Bottle). Hazy-golden complexion. Volcanic type eruption over glass from poured bottle. Aroma is floral, clove, spice and yeast. Flavor is traditional Saison with lots of Belgian yeast with sour notes and some lemon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft at the Harpoon brewery in Boston. Poured a hazy pale gold with a smallish white head. Aroma and flavor were yeasty, earthy; light clove, coriander, and peppercorn; some citrus, particularly grapefruit. Low sweetness and bitterness. Perfect mouthfeel: light creaminess played well against a gentle spritziness. Great beer.


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