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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of making—and drinking—great beer. In 2000, we added a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont to keep up with the demand. As a regional craft brewer, we gained interest and respect for cider, a drink with strong roots and history in New England. Harpoon’s cider is our contribution to the long heritage of cider made with fresh juice from locally grown apples.

Harpoon Cider is made from a blend of locally grown apples including the New England favorite, McIntosh. By fermenting this blend of varieties with our own yeast we are able to produce an aroma that has a clean, fruity character. This crisp, refreshing cider has just the right balance of ripe apple sweetness and tartness from the fruit’s natural acidity. The color of this smooth tasting cider is very light as a result of using only freshly pressed apples. Without the addition of preservatives, artificial colors, or sweeteners we have created a cider that is fresh, pure, and delicious. Enjoy!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quick3Beers (777) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
A very sweet cider, not terribly crisp. Pours a light straw from the tap, not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gueuze (775) - - JUN 4, 2015
Sehr hell. Im Geruch unauffällig mit Kanal. Im Geschmack dann aber restsüß ohne Schwefel. Sehr Lecker, kaum alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (514) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
Geruch nach Apfel und Limonade. Im Geschmack sehr gut ausbalanciert zwischen süß und säuerlich. Leckerer Apfelgeschmack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (9208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle - not sure of age. Sweet and sour is the theme here. Otherwise very simple cider. Don’t cate for the feel. So so at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (1572) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at Harpoon in Windsor, VT. Pours clear bubbly golden color with a white head. Aroma is sweet fruity apples. Bubbly mouth feel. Flavor is sweet apples and slight yeast. Pretty good cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap, clear yellow-straw pour with thin to no head, aroma is apple juice, some slight grainy, cereal type notes into a bit of yeast, touch of grass. Taste was a mix of apple, apple juice, some sugar into some slight grain, finishing fairly sweet, watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jflopsu (1042) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a pale yellow with no head and heavy carbonation. Aroma is of sweet apple juice. Tastes like most ciders, but a bitt too sweet and sour (similar to a green jolly rancher). Overpowering tart apple aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
9/XI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: VI/15/14 (2014-1302) Thanks to Astrid for sharing the bottle!

Clear pale yellowish cider, no head. Aroma: apple juice, bit sourish, cheesy, bit funky. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, apple juice, little bitter, sugary, soft sourness. Aftertaste: apple juice, bitter touch. Very bland and boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
EvanFriend (466) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Very, very bland. This basically tastes like seltzer water with a slight hint of cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle, does this even have any flavor? its so mild and bubbly that i really don’t find any flavors here sure it smells like typical apples, its color is a little darker than a wyders but its just boring.

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