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 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 Smithwickís

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
Tap @ Lake Grove: This poured a mostly clear chestnut color. The aroma and flavor were pretty much the same. Decent toasty and caramel malt with some mild fruitiness to it. Mildly sweet on the flavor. Light peaty notes. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5697) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015
Location: Draft at the Union Station brewpub (Providence), 3/28/15

Aroma: The aroma is caramel and light toffee, with herbal notes, and some light earth.
Appearance: It has a dark orange/amber pour, with a beige head, and some mid-heavy lace.
Flavor: It has a balanced flavor, somewhat sweet, light bitter, and fairly clean.
Palate: This one is medium bodied with average carbonation, somewhat smooth, lightly dry finish.
Overall Impression: This is a solid, drinkable beer. Nice flavor. Overall, this one is enjoyable and well made.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3240) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2006
@ Framingham location, late march í06. Ok nose, peaty, woody, earthy, nutty. Clean reddish brownish black color. Good head that faded quickly. Minor lacing. Bittersweet roasty chocolate caramel. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet kind of bitter dull finish. Not bad, I wish I wrote sown the abv beacuase i think it was more than 6% listed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a ruby chestnut color with a small tan head. The aroma was lightly sweet and roasty. The flavor was lightly sweet with a hint of smoke and moderate fruity hops. The finish is long, smooth and tangy.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2004
Light amber in color with a small white head of foam. Malt aroma with a roasted note. A mellow roasted malt flavor,with a bitter/sweetness, that's dominated by malt and breadiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2005
On tap in Framingham. Dark brown color, medium off-white head. Smells like dark raisin bread, caramel and malt. Very little hops noticeable. First few sips are punishingly sweet, very off-putting. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Has some bitterness in the finish eventually, but like some of Johnís other brews, I get some cardboard notes. Overall this is too sweet for me.

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