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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Midsummer Fling features a bright golden color, light mouthfeel, and citrusy aromas and flavors derived from the combination of Citra hops, elderflower, and lemongrass. The use of an old Scottish malt called Golden Promise helps produce a clean base that allows those herbal notes to shine, and, at 4.7% ABV, it is truly a beer brewed for summer sessions.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (129) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A Harpoon special release I’d love to see go mainstream. This borders on a Shandy with pronounced lemon notes in both the aroma and flavor. Hugely refreshing and drinkable. Originally released a year before the current Shandy craze started, it may be part of the reason so many breweries made their own.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Served at the Harpoon Brewery. Modest bar-pour head but it has some retention. No lace. Crystal clear. Dark gold/light amber color. Strong perfume aroma--a bit sweet and a bit flowery. A little odd for the style but only mildly detracting. Semisweet with some lemon on the tongue. Reminds me of a Shanty. There’s a lack of bitterness at the end of the taste, so this seems close to a SweetTart sort of a beer. It’s not bad per se, but I would really need to be at a hot backyard barbeque to want to have another. Good body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma of honey and flowers. Perfume-like. Taste is light and lemony with a honey floral taste and slightly bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
pale, clear, med carb.. smells off. no body, not balanced. not a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey, and floral hops. Taste is caramel, honey, grass, and bread.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stampion (146) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Not overpowering with flowers or citrus. A nice, mellow non threatening beer with just enough going on the keep you interested. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (741) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Golden color with white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Fruity citrus flavor with floral notes. Crisp finish. Nice summer brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michcam8 (288) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
From the bottle. Lite flowery aroma. Taste is somewhat mellow, slight citrus, soapy taste. Thin body, not much lacing or head. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured as part of a flight. Pours a light gold, low head, minimal lacing. Grassy nose, malt and a hint of cardamom/citrus on the palate, medium finish. This was pretty refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Themanmachine (17) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nice floral bouquet. I.e. tons of jasmine in the nose. Nice balance considering. Just shy of sessionable.


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