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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ben Harris Beer is Redhook’s special take on the classic Cream Ale style, brewed in tribute to our friend and teammate, Ben Harris. This is a beer that Ben would have wanted to drink. It’s a beer brewed for those who work hard and play hard, just as Ben did. But most importantly, it’s a beer brewed for us to share as we remember and celebrate Ben’s life. Ben liked a touch of hops in his beer, so we hopped up a classic cream ale recipe, Redhook style. Ben’s Beer was brewed with ingredients you’d expect to find in a cream ale: two row barley, carapils for a touch of sweetness, victory malt for a touch of breadiness and a dose of corn for good measure. We hopped it up with some Sterling, Saaz, and Hallertau hops to create a crisp, clean and refreshing beer just for Ben.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2013
The beer itself pours a lovely golden color and smells like a nice bowl of frosted flakes. As soon as it hits the tongue you get a nice mix of sweet malts and bitter hops and the hops finish all the way down. Amazingly crisp and very drinkable all the way through.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pretty standard for the style. Not a whole lot going on in terms of flavor, but has a nice texture to it and it drinks easily. There’s a bit of a biscuity flavor and the hops are a little more forward than you’d expect. Overall: meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1693) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale yellow with very little white head. Sorry Ben but nothing great here. I guess for the style it’s OK but I really don’t get this one. It taste like a slightly above average typical macro.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 21. 12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a thon frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale, dry malts, corn, grassy hops. The taste is corn, pale malts, light toast, grassy hops. Medium boded. Solid cream ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
@Tullycross–on tap-white head that laces-yellow. A-somewhat sweet grain. T-somewhat sweet grain/wheat?, some spice hop bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bonus appearance point because I dig the new Redhook bottles. Dark yellow, nicely carbonated, not much head. Smells like toast and I don’t know, beer? It smells like beer. There. I’ve said it. Taste is bready, toasty, with a grassy hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (297) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours yellow with thin white head. Creamy mouthfeel and very easy to drink with a bit of sweetness but very light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
9th August 2012<br<GBBF - as Redhook Cream Ale 4.8%. Cask. Hazy pale gold beer. Small bubbly white head. Light palate. Interesting flavour of peach and apricot, very slightly sour, over creamy malt. Semi dry finish. Good. Didn’t realise at the time this would ultimately be the tribute beer so hats off to Ben Harris.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft. Medium white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread/corn, light hay. Taste is medium sweet, corn, some spicy, hay. Light body, light effervescence, nicely drinkable.


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