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Harvest Moon (MT) Charlie Russell Red

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   ABV: -
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CHARLIE RUSSELL RED - Because the water in Belt is almost identical to the classic Burton water in England, we have brewed a beer very similar to an ale from that region. Two row pale ale malt combined with hops of a soft, flowery character but not overly aromatic or bitter, combine for an ale to be enjoyed year round.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (81) - - JUN 30, 2014
Pretty good Irish Red ale. Harvest Moon in Belt is a great brewery that is well worth a try!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle from notes taken when I had it. Color is somewhat cloudy dark copper with a nice white head. A sweet caramel biscuty malt aroma. The flavor is smooth and nice; sweet caramel and biscut malts, some light fruity flavor with slight hoppiness. Pretty drinkable session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3108) - Montana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap. Amber pour with an off white top. Scent is caramel and a hint of fruit. Taste is caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6547) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, medium off white head. Aroma is very yeasty, lots of fruity yeasty esters, mild spiciness, with an underlying candy-like sweetness. This smells Belgian all the way. Weird for a self-proclaimed Irish red ale. Very fruity, estery flavours as well, to the point of being soapy with a little bubblegum thrown in. Underlying caramel is drowned in the yeastiness. Not a fan of this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle: Light copper color with a large, fluffy beige head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet, a blend of fruity yeast, light esters, bananas, and cinnamon. Doesn’t quite line up with the taste, which is malty with more of that fruity yeast, some florals, and grass. Something reminds me of iced tea... in a good way. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
12-oz. Thanks, Bitbucket! It seems more than appropriate to reach 4K with a beer brought back as a surprise by the guy who came with me when we got ourselves into all this. We decided to start keeping track of all the weird obscure beers we happened to luck our way into a few years ago, and used this site where we’d found some awesome HB recipes. Now it’s safe to say I am way more into rating than homebrewing, though Bob has poured more energy into HB lately. Anyway, cheers! Now, the beer: Pours a dark amber with ruby edges and a big dense moussy tan head--gorgeous, actually. Mild caramel nose, a little husky, some brown bread, and nice peppery spice from the rye. Another very appropriate milestone beer--awesome that it includes rye, given my proclivities with that particular grain. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, brown bread, toast, and peppery rye on the mid-palate. Mild rye finish. Very nice, approachable, sessionable example of a beer with a grain that can often overpower and puts a fair few people off--kudos to these guys. And dig that Charlie Russell label. Bitbucket has a Charlie Russell drawing that my grandparents brought back years ago from somewhere in MT; Harvest Moon, being from Belt, MT, might not be the most far-flung brewery around, but they’re certainly a ways from things. Another very appropriate bottle to pop up for a milestone, it’s nice to have an obscure beer to suit the moment, since rating is so often partly about recreating the memories of beers you very likely won’t try again, ever. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks bitbucket! Leafy caramel aroma, little poopy when swirled. Little ashy. Dark rosey amber, thick spongy tan head. I’m liking this, but I think it’s flawed. There’s a wild character that works with the dark earthy malt backbone, soft piney hops in the finish. Dig it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours a copper gold with a nice sized head that mostly dissipates. Nose is equally of hops and malt. Very creamy on the palate, this beer is full of roasted malt and caramel flavors, nice carbonation and a ltiile touch of hops on the finish. Very enjoyable beer that pairs well with burgers and brats off the grill.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up caramel and biscuity maltage with light vanilla accents.. not much hop presence to note.. sweet and non-offensive. The flavor found sweet, lightly-toasty caramel more than anything else, with lesser biscuit and fruit presence.. just a touch of earthy bitterness accenting, along with a little cardboard.. sticky-sweet finish. Lighter-bodied and sweet, but fairly dry on the palate.. tangy on the latter third.. very drinkable, but I won’t need to drink it again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2011
12oz bottle. Foggy red-brown. Thin, patchy head. Pungent aroma, some crystal and amber shine out, but sort of a rotten smell. Says it’s an Irish Style Red Ale on the bottle. Medium bodied, a rather unimpressive example of the style. The mild hops add just a touch of soapy bitterness, and are quite one-dimensional. Fruity, red apple and toffee tones. Boring, uninspired beer.


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