Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle fom Campagne. Pours medium hue body with abundant off-white head. Medium plus mouthfeel. Smooth bitterness. Could go as an IPA. Decent drinkability. Toasty malts in aroma and in taste. Worth having once.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, slight caramel, and grass. Where are the hops?!? Poured amber in color with a tiny off-white head that disappeared quickly, except for around the edges. Clear/slightly cloudy. Not sparkling. A few tiny particles. Flavor is light to medium sweet, and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, light nuts, light dried leafs, and some grassy hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, slight caramel, and slight grassy hop finish. Very disappointing.
Juelze (1128) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with thin off-white head. Aroma is resinous hops, a bit of pine and sweetened malt. Not a helluva a lot coming through on this one. Taste mirrors the aroma. Again, nothing exciting, just a lightly hopped IPA that is nothing to write home about. Not horrible, but meh.
milewide (1316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very disappointed in this brew. Bland aroma and taste, without the "tang" found in most "harvest" ale. Fine IPA if price was $7.99/six pack!
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muted flavors. I thought Iíd try this but with the expensive $$$ for a 4 pk, honestly itís not worth it. Very drinkable with some muted hop flavors and a good malt backing. But Iíd take Founders Harvest Ale in a landslide and a cheaper price. They should be charging $10-$11 a 6 pk; at that price point Iíd consider it a good deal.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear coppery color with a small off white-cream colored head. Aroma of earthy notes, malt, toffee and hops. Taste of grainy citrus, earth notes, malt and faint hops. Weak.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber in color with moderate carbonation and a one finger light tan head. Nose is resin and pine hops with nice chewy caramel. Considerably bitter, tart, and dry hops. A bit of spice and gobs of caramel. This is as big and brassy as many imperials and is a bit over the top.
manny57 (162) - Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from sicilianoís in grand rapids, mich. I had little expectations for this beer. . . . And, i was right. At least new holland is consistent. Iíve had the opportunity to drink FFF broodoo and Founderís harvest ale within the last few days. This comes in a distant third. For a harvest ale, this leaves me wanting more.
Tmoney99 (9584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good drinkable brew.
edwardbass (361) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was excited to try this one, but am disappointed. Pours medium-dark amber with a small head. Aroma was the first red flag. More malt aroma than the expected fresh hops. Taste is malt sweet with a nice hop bitterness that follows. But the hops donít star like Iíd expected and the floral characteristics of the other wet-hop ales Iíve tried this fall are missing here. Itís OK, but not worth retrying in my book.