John Harvards Belgian Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An unfiltered saison style ale, this beer is light in color, but full of flavor. Lemon peel, coriander and black pepper were used to balance the fruity sweetness of the malt and yeast. This is a complex beer, yet easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Sampled on draft this beer poured a hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma was musty citrus and pepper. The flavor was tangy, spicy and had notes of pepper, ginger and coriander. A bit musty it turned sweetish towards the long peppery citrus finish. Surprisingly full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (5123) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 On tap at the Monroeville John Harvard. Pour is almost orange, cloudy like an unfiltered wheat. Very nice looking with very little head, just a creamy girdle. Aroma of a good spiced wheat beer, lots of spices whamming the olfactory. Initial taste is very spicy also, Comes across like a highly spiced wheat beer of some sort. Very low creamy carbonation. The spices in this brew make it a bit one sided. Leaves a palate that is mostly the taste of coriander. Some pepper can be detected. Cannot taste any fruit or lemon peel in this brew. I like wheat brews but this seems to come across as a wheat imitation. Not nearly as enjoyable as Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere or Yards Saison. You would not know this was a 6.5% beer when drinking it, it is well hidden.

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