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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 Ė in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains Ė 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Tap at Monks Kettle, San Francisco. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices and malts. Quite juicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (334) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Ok, this is a tough one because I love everything about the beer...but the beer. Nose starts out nicely, but the carbonation and dry palate kill any chance of soaking in the flavors. So itís a tease...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedwards1650 (16) - - NOV 20, 2013
Great copper color. Good aroma with notes of lemon, orange peel and earthy tones. Slight citrus taste with medium hops, strong wheat after taste w/ just a hint of spice to finish it off

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (407) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Has a very thick, dense, white head that doesnít dissipate at all. Itís creamy with flavors of caramel malt and spices (clove, nutmeg). Apple and apricots. The Belgian-style yeast gives it an earthy quality. The Harvest Ale description is accurate, but I think the use of so many different grains made it taste a little strange.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (80) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Really good. I definitely taste the ommegang house flavor in this one, but I also think they did a good job with the grains too. Sweeter than a normal saison would run, but has a strong barnyard flavor due to all the grains. Deep honey color with ample carbonation and a head/lace that sticks around. Ommegang delivers again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
A good beer. Different and tasty. Aroma was earthy with a slight metallic smell. Pour was a nice hazy burnt orange with a two finger off white head. Beautiful beer. Taste was very big and full for the low ABV. Spicy and malty with ginger, earth and wheat dominating. Very nice strong rye presence as well. A Belgian yeast undertone is present in the finish. All in all a very unique beer. Nice strong carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of clove, grainy malt, peppery spices. Flavor of buttery grains, sweet fruits, spices including clove. Kind of weird, tastes Belgiany even though itís not. Not offensive, just not what I was expecting. 7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Dutchís. Pours a little bit cloudy orange with a big off-white head that goes down somewhat quickly into a much smaller version and leaves some lace in the process. Aroma of banana, caramel, toast, wheat, oatmeal, apricot, and some lingering spicy rye. Flavor of banana, apricot, toast, candied nuts, wheat, dried grains, and a dry, spicy rye finish. Medium-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a dry, spritzy, spicy mouthfeel. Good but not quite what Iíd hoped for from their harvest ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours a hazy golden wheat with some sediment, huge head, and great lacing. Aroma is a quality balance of yeast, banana, and spicy rye. Taste is yeast, rye, biscuit, a hint of yeast sweetness, then a nice bitter counter, all with a wheat backbone throughout. Iím not big on yeasty beers, but this is by far the tastiest Iíve had. Palate is creamy and highly carbonated... maybe a slight bit too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
12oz bottle into brandy snifter. Deep, hazy orange with thin bright white head. Carbonation appears high. Aroma earthy, spicy Belgian yeast with subtle citrus and floral hops. A touch of leather, straw and sweetness on the nose. Flavour - yeast notes strong but also mellow. Hops more pronounced in the flavour than aroma, and linger on the finish. Tangerine, pine and pepper. Carbonation high, mouthfeel thin. Pleasant but not exceptional.


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