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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Draft at Pony bar with Minh and Ali. Pours an amber body with light off white lacing. Aroma is grain, alcohol, rye, and sweet fruit malts. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin with notes of booze straight up front, lighter notes of grains, rye, boozy fruit, bitter alcohol burn in the finish. Not a fan of this one, personally.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12oz bottle. Large and rocky off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/pepper, bread/caramel, some orange peel. Taste is medium sweet, pepper, orange peel, bread, some spicy. Light-medium body, lightly effervescent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Sample on tap. Mostly clear amber clear color, little off-white head. Some lace. Good crisp carbonation, dry finish. Nice lightly spicy caramel malts, good light bitter, spicy taste. Good brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Just fine for an amber, but nothing I am going to seek out again. Pretty middle of the road.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Cloudy carrot-orange. The head is mega-puffy, but that might be a pourer’s error. (Don’t judge.) Sticky gobs of lace. Looks quite excellent actually. Aroma is some light Belgian funk, but with some spicy malts that are similar to rye. Touch of lemongrass and orange peel. Major malt funk on the front of the tongue, and in the back, a heavy dose of rye malts. Peppery and spicy. The citrus (orange rind, lemon) and grassy flavors are a nice balance. Feels slick and smooth. A little chunky but not a choker. Somewhat akin to Ommegang’s BPA, but with a grittier grain bill. A little overpriced for a 4-pack but a very nice pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft. Amber pour with tan head. Some herbal spice, fruit and malt aromas. Wheat forward flavor, light spice, citrus, and grains.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
On tap, slightly hazy amber/yellow pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, bready and earthy undertones. Taste of malt, yeast, peppery spice and a definate rye presence. Slightly dry finish, pretty good beer, interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Amber ale? Brownish to yellow colored pour with a white head. Lively body full of carbonation. Very easy to drink, little to no hop bitterness. I was surprised by this one. I would buy it again if it was 12 bucks for 4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, orange-amber body with a tall, near white, sea foam head.

Smell: Pop of fresh cracked cloves, then, some lesser biscuity malts given a drop or two of clover honey, razor-thin sliver of citrus, hint of banana, with some raw grains bringing up the rear.

Taste: Lightly bready, biscuity, moderately husky, grainy malts. Modest rye character overshadowed by a strong clove spice accent. Faint honeyed sweetness. Some banana fruitiness, maybe a little old, dried apricot and citrus. Dry, clove-laden finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: The phenolic spiciness and husky astringency becomes a bit grating after awhile. Pass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Week 1 tasting. Pours amber capped by a white head with good retention. Nose is clove and sweetness from belgian yeast. Taste begins with clove thats last till the aftertaste and bitterness quickly giving way to grass and malt sweetness. Complex and wonderfull. A home run.


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