NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Nick76. Very nice malty, lightly toasted malt aroma that is highlighted by chocolate and warm caramel. The body is a very light brown leaning to dark amber and holds a diminishing, thin tan head. Light bodied fore. Has a touch of that distinctive English fruityness I associate with Samuel Smiths. Sweet malts with a hint of chocolate. A light crisp bite of carbonation on the tongue. Very light bodied...almost Dunkel like mouthfeel.
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Sylvester’s Market (Montgomery, VT). Arôme: Odeur de cassonade et de noix. Apparence: La couleur est brune translucide avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de noix grillés et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #1139)
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). My bottle says Harpoon Brown Session Ale. Clear deep refractive ruby-amber (truly lovely colour), average foamy-fizzy beige head. Very appealing toasted malt and fresh mild resin hops, chocolate and roasted nuts emerge as it warms. Taste is somewhat bitter, but light, dry roast, nutty, mild dry hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty weak body, only mild carbonation, quick malt diminish but a light bitter linger. Very easy to drink - I can see this going well with food, steak or more robust meat dishes particularly.
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown/amber pour with a large creamy off-white head. toasty, nutty, brown sugar aroma. flavor has some toasty notes and some sugary caramel. could be a little "louder" but it’s ok. good average brown.
mansquito (3568) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer has a relatively small head and a brown body with some noticeable carbonation at the bottom. Aroma is the typical ale like smell with some flowery hints. Taste is malty as all hell with some hop and caramel hints. I liked it, but then again I just like brown ales a lot.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from tap at the brewery. Pours amber with light brown creamy head. Malty sweet, slight molasses aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel with a floral hop note blending in. Floral bitter finish with nice following malt base. Clean.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a brown with a thin tan head. Smells of biscuits, some earthiness and hints of spice. Tastes of caramel, some earthiness and hints of oats. Mouthfeel is thin with a semi sweet inoffensive finish. Nothing to write home about.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best By: 07/20/07, so I don’t have a moment to lose!
Appearance: Pours a bright, clear brown brown with a foamy, light beige head.
Smell: A passably light aroma of toasty, bready malts with a just a drizzle of caramel and molasses.
Taste: Faintly sweet, bready malt flavors with hints of toasted nuts. Vague, soft notes of citrus just before the slightly drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, but with as much smoothness and creaminess as one could possibly expect from such a light beer. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, highly quaffable session-type beer, though I’m not sure why the pricetag was so ’full-bodied’ for a 6-pack.
Maverick34 (2362) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not a bad brown ale, Pours w/proficient head and a dark copper. Aroma is light, taste is malt & hops, thin but not awfully so.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (April 2007), drunk oh shit I dunno, kinda cold I guess from a...fucking pint glass I s’pose. Motherfucker. I have to try this goddamn Harpoon beer. Why do I have to do this? What is it, what possible excuse on God’s green fucking earth could I have for trying this? Because it’s there, and my goddamn store doesn’t have anything else for me to fucking try. Bloody Vermont. OK so I’ll try to give this the fucking review it fucking deserves. It looks like diarrhea. It smells like, hell if I know, some damn sugary nuts or something, or more likely nutlike "natural flavor" manufactured somewhere in New Jersey. It tastes like ass. Not even nutty ass. Or "brown" ass (not that I’m racist or anything). Or malty ass. Just ass. Dull and watery, and asslike. And it’s really filtered and faky and drinks like fucking Dr. Pepper.
I better not drink anymore Harpoon.