John Harvards Celtic Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
John Harvard's makes a hoppy version of this Irish ale in honor of St. Patrick's Day. We use pale and roasted malt for the deep color of this beer. Available in March

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Red copper color, small off white head, very little lacing. Mildly hoppy aroma, some malt. Caramel malt taste with a rather weak mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Nothing really all that special, reddish-amber color, very thin head, little retention & lacing, decent malty profile, a bit unbalanced, slighty sweet finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2004
(DC, called Celtic Red) Clear copper body with creamy beige head. Aroma is mild, malty, medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some peat and some herbal. Taste is light-medium sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, some peat, some grassy bitter in finish. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Murky, burnt orange ale. Beautiful lacing... lacework that actually looks like lace. Some vineous notes in the nose with hints of apple and sweat. Malty/fruity flavor as well with a little toffee thrown in for good measure. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bone-dry finish that leaves the mouth feeling parched. Pretty darned good Irish Ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2003
This brew looks fantastic. A vibrant crystal clear ruby liquid sloshing silently in my glass with a shy creamy head. The aroma contains some malt tones but not as much as anticipated from the appearance. Unfortunately, this theme carries throughout the flavor. This definitely follows the Killian's example of an amber ale. Great color, but no hop or malt tones to give it any substance. A red budweiser.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4769) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
aka Celtic Red at Union Station Brewery/JH in Providence RI. Very pale, very malty, nice looking pour with good lacing, insignificant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Good beer, but the atmosphere was even better, I drank this at the john harvard brewhouse, in harvard square. Make the pilgramage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Very reminicent of Smithwick’s

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