John Harvards Holiday Red
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Notes from 2006 - Monroeville location. +++ Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a mahogany color with a small tan head. The aroma was faint sweet malts with a pleasant vague fruity presence. The flavor was sweet and tangy with a nice malty presence and faint fruity hops. Medium length hoppy finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Draft at Union Station, identified as an American ESB with 5.6% ABV. Beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some caramel/bread, light spicy, strawberry. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, spicy, some bread, caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Growler filled at the Lake Grove, NY location. Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left just a bit of spotty lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and just a hint of chocolate. The flavor is exactly the same as the aroma with malt and just the barest hint of chocolate. Very lightly bitter at the finish. I am not sure what makes this a holiday ale, but it is a decent enough beer anyway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Sweet with notes of caramel and maybe a drop of cherry. Light, not meduim bodied like in the Providence discription. A little bitter, a little watery wheat taste also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Lake Grove listed as Holiday Red. Poured a dark red brown color with a beige head. Light chocolate and nutty malt aroma. The aroma was dry. The flavor was malty with nutty notes. Light sweetnes with a hint of fruit. Dry finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Draft at Manchester, CT location. Light aroma, not much of a head, nice red color. A little earthiness and very little bit of hops in the nose. Rather watery and light in the mouth. Small amount of caramel maltiness balanced by an equally small amount of grassy hops. Not repugnant, but not mind-blowing either. Easy to drink and goes well with a full meal, which what they’re after.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 14, 2005
Ok lighter weight style. Soem faint roasted notes lurk, adding complexity. Clean, filtered, fizzy notes detract from the flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Hmmm. Was expecting more. I was a bit taken off by the watery texture of the beer. Yes there was malt and hopps present and a little candy like sweetness. A mellow and quafable beer but unremarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Dark red in color, decent lacy head, not much by way of flavors as the beer seemed a bit bland, a bit of a sweet malty profile & aftertaste, certainly not one of the better holiday seasonal beers out there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Draft in Pittsburgh, PA. Clear coppery red. Barely an edge head. Light carbonation. Lightly sweet with a smack of Belgian yeast initially. Light malt base and a buried alcohol presence. Minimal hop aroma and flavor. Basically an Irish Red made with Belgian yeast. Decent seasonal.

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