Harpoon Brown
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Harpoon Brown is brewed to accentuate the sweeter, rounder notes derived from six different malts, including a de-husked chocolate malt that adds a hint of chocolate. The blend of these malts produces a beer that is complex and delicious without being heavy. This drinkable beer is perfect as a session beer or paired with foods.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2008
(Bottle). Very faint malt aroma. Medium brown color, almost no head. Flavor is predominantly watery, and dishwatery at that. Pretty terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2008
This is a pretty good brown ale. It’s a little hoppier than most. I think I can detect some fuggles in there, there’s kind of a stony, earthy aroma. Otherwise, it’s clean and crisp, with malty aftertaste and a medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Poured and amber brown with a creamy off-white to tan head that has some lasting. The aroma is subdued but some malts are picked out. Sweet caramel flavor with a light hopped background. Light body. Just needs a little more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
12oz bottle from Mayflower Beer and Wine (Plymouth, MA). Pours a dark brown with thin white head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, spice, some flowers, caramel. Flavor is most malt, grains, and bread with some notes of caramel and molasses sweetness. Generally light body with a quick, sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2394) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
pours amber brown, head dissipates quickly. scent is roasted grains. taste is nutty with a buttery finish. some dark maltiness, finishes clean. not bad, better than some brown ales ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (2008) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Very drinkable, but not alot of flavor. I understand the role of a session ale, but really could have used some more flavor and complexity overall. Like a waterier Newcastle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours tea-colored into a shaker. Fluffy off-white head bubbles and pancakes as it slowly recedes. Dried biscuit aromas. Soft, sweet caramel upfront with a lasting metallic finish. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Nice enough brown, but nothing special. Easy on the tongue and full of nuts, and sweet malt. A tad watery, and not too complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Brown with large slowly diminishing tan head. Aroma of caramel with nuts, brown sugar and toasted malts. Taste is more of the same wrapped up in a ho-hum watery body. They may call it a session ale, but one is more than enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
Reddish-brown colour. Thin head. Slightly smokey, slightly munich malty nose. Fresh craclklin’ grains. Palate is thin, with some light nutty notes and some of that Newcastley metallic taste.

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