JPDIPSO (5604) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange to umber in color. Small, but stable and quite dense dark canvas colored head. Toasted earthy malt aromas. Some raw malt smells as well. Light toasted malt and hint of roast. Quite clean in flavor. A bit of acidity helps clear the palate. A decent Irish red.
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown pour. Thick white head. Musty aroma with some vague sweetness. Caramel and light fruit. Bottle courtesy of the parents on their drive back from Alberta in 2015.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral hops and a touch of toasty malts on the nose. The palate is similar, a bit muddled by yeast. Decent, the floral hops distinguish the beer from the hundreds of similar ones a little bit.
Xd9mm (2) - Hinesville, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Amber color and very pungent smell. Enormous head with a slow pour. Not my favorite beer at all.
rproff78 (177) - - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Irish Red ale. Harvest Moon in Belt is a great brewery that is well worth a try!
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Amber pour with an off white top. Scent is caramel and a hint of fruit. Taste is caramel.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.