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Brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduűlu
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Trafalgarís Northern Harvest is a unique dark ale, brewed in the old Norse style known as Gotlandsdricka. A blend of Ontario-grown hops and juniper berries creates a unique aroma of citrus and spice reminiscent of stone fruits, rye, and a touch of brown sugar, while the caramel and toffee sweetness derived from the specialty malts are balanced against Canadian cedar and smoked malt.


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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 31, 2013
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a tan coloured, foamy/creamy head. Scents include ripe fruit, caramel and toast. First sip was very creamy with flavours of roasted malt and caramel. Med to low carbonation. Finish was malty with lots of caramel flavor. The bottle says made with juniper berries but???


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6322-20140515] Bottle. Toasted hammy sandwich meat aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted grains and malt flavour with a lightly sweetened finish. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
500ml bottle
5.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 1, 2013
The beer pours a translucent reddish-brown colour with a generous light brown head that quickly dissipates into a this ring. Aroma is roast, caramel, nuts, and weak earthy hops. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is slightly acidic and sharp. Roasted malt and caramel notes also apparent - but the acidic grab at the start does this in.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Shared by me at weekly tasting. My 10th sahti tick giving me 10 or more rates in each style! Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of tree bark, juniper, pine wood and caramel/toffee. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty tones. Lighter flavors, some sweet and woody tones. Boring, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
I was given this bottle for Fatherís Day. It may be snobbish, but Iíve always passed on Trafalgar beers just for the piss-poor graphics on the bottleís label. Itís this headspace of if you canít be bothered to try with your label (looks like the ownerís teenage kid made it) how much effort are you putting into your beer? But always grateful to try something new, and maybe I was wrong. Cola-coloured and opaque, with a couple of fingers of tan head that breaks down to a sparse sheet. Nose of toasty malts and caramel malts. Taste again of toastd malts, smooth, with a weak berry and juniper flavour and a little wheat. Itís alright.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown, practically no head. Aroma slightly of smoke and chocolate. Flavor is a match with a slight citric and earthy note, muted pine that is probably the juniper. A bit thin of body. So so.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2014-05-14. Lightly hazy brown body, modest beige head fades. 3+ Aroma of lightly metallic malt, fruit notes are vaguely raspberry like, and juniper that I only define because it says it on the label. Flavour is relatively mild, lightly metallic dry malt base, fruit character in the middle grows into the finish and lingers with toasty lightly roasty malt in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. On of the better beers they have done in a while. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: aromatic, good blend of darker malts with juniper oil hints. Hined with cola at end.
Apperance: poured as dark brown with flat top. Rather boring.
Taste/Palate etc. medium lighter bodied. Chocolate , cola bourbon like feel . Rum and cola with slight bitterness. On top some brown sugar. Add some more body to it and it could be quiet decent. Chocolate with juniper heat at finish. Felt as it was unfinished, needs tweaking.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Beer Review Trafalger - Northern Harvest Dark Ale. Figured I needed some Canadian content. Clear dark beown pour with pretty much 0 head. Interest scent. Smells cooked. Roasted. Not in a nice roasty kind of way. Very distict taste. Easy to drink. Has that cooked burnt thing gong on. Sweet, berries. Burnt berries. Okay not really digging this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
bottle. Poured dark brown with a skim tan head. Sweet and toasty malt aroma. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, lingering finish. Roasted malt flavour, a touch smokey with dark fruit and caramelized sugar.


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