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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. Scythe and sickle is a seasonal brew that celebrates the richness of the grain harvest. Brewed with barley, wheat, oats and – in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains – rye, this fine ale is malty and creamy on the palate. The flavors of the grains and earth shine through. Enjoy the refreshment of the season and joys of fine brewing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EvanFriend (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
I generally hate wheat beers, and this has a little too much wheat for my taste. There’s also spicy rye notes and Belgian yeast, which saves it, but I won’t be buying this one again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smashweights (29) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours hazy amber with copious head even when careful! Nose full of fruity Belgian yeast. Taste is big, bold, Belgian yeast-fermented heaven. Fruity, thick, gentle malt, mildly floral hops. My absolutely favorite fall seasonal!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5545) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 Bottle best by 07/2015. Nose is lightly sweet and dusty, has a strong yeasty component not unlike that of a Saison or Belgian table beer, though with less spice/flowers. Vibrant golden body with a dense, sudsy off-white head. Very crisp and dense full body, tastes sweet with light but not insignificant bitterness and a faint tang; sweetness is the strongest of those three. Citrus, especially lemon and orange, but not strong; more of a lavender and hyacinth florality under a denser wheat blanket. Touch of spice but but not strong, chalky coating on the tongue and generally hollow impression. Enjoyable enough, but seems like something of a missed opportunity. [2013.10.28: 2.8]

Fresh bottle as Grains of Truth, best by 07/2017, this one much more orange with ruby highlights and a long-lasting, dense, lacing beige head. Much more enjoying the subtle spiciness and very strong zinging orange peel/citrus. The floral character is really nice and blends well with the citrus, hops in a supportive role but very prickly (and the carbonation is turned up a few notches, quite effervescent and refreshing despite the added fullness). Gentle tartness around Saison level, touch of oaty/non-barley character but that’s not overplayed (subtle, reminds of Cheerios). That floral/citrus combo is really something, really juicy, got a lavender/rose/hip/hibiscus thing going on, probably too much -- I might need to let this one sit a bit for slower sipping. Could well be a bit much depending on your mood, but I like this one more, assuming the recipe has been tweaked. [2015.10.27: 3.4]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle to glass. Reddish gold body with a thick foamy white head. Nose is dominated by some yeast, wheat, and some hops. taste is generally bitter with a malty wheat body. medium high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmod (20) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
For a beer coming in under 5.8% ABV, this beer is extremely complex. The nose is definitely reminiscent of the banana and clove esters from a German Hefeweizen. The flavor is tricky. It still has those Hefeweizen flavors in the back, but the rye gives it some wonderful peppery dryness. Definitely smooth in the mouth feel, but with a contrasting high carbonation that makes this beer very complex. If you are looking for something fun to drink with a couple layers of flavor, but want to stay low on the ABV, give this one a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours a hazy light caramel color with a small beige head. Classic Ommegang yeast is very obvious on the nose. Mild hops with a nice malty sweetness. Well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2750) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
På fat. Intressanta dofter från säd, jäst och banan. Det smakar lite kantigt, lite som att det är något som saknas. Hittar ingen egentlig karaktär. Det är okey, det är absolut drickbart. Men det är som att ölet inte riktigt är färdigt. Vilket det väl bör vara med tanke på att det är ett säsongsöl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (394) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
pours a cloudy amber with a huge foamy head. aroma is malty, spicy, banana and clove. flavor is malty sweet. flavors of pepper, banana, and resin and rye.. medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. finishes bitter.. beautiful beer with tons of thick lacing on the glass. flavor is well balanced between malt and hops and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4519) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12oz bottle in Queens. Nutty brown, autumn spiced ale. Nice warm, balanced body. spicing is nice from the added grains. Bouquet of other flavors over the usual malt and hop bills. Tasty, a bit rougher around the edges though. Solid, interesting drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours dense amber brown with massive living beer foam on top that slowly dissipates, leaving a pancake in the middle of the glass and thick mousey lacing. Aromas of bready malt and wheat, sweet and slightly spicy esters, banana and a little toffee. Taste is bright and a little spicy up front, quickly moving into banana and clove and further into a sweet malt and mild woody flavors. Finish is sweet and mildly spicy moving into a satisfying dryness on the sides of the tongue.

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