Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
A reddish brown ale with a thin moka coffee lacing head. Aroma is pungeant, with nutty roastiness. In mouth, a fresh balanced light malt with sustained nutty bitterness. Spot to style. On tap at brewery 13 Oct. 2008. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
09–on tap-pours a retaining light tan head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine, secondary medium malt. Taste is equal but unbalanced peat, medium malt, sweet citruspine/herbal hops with some bite. Comes across as a red crossed with a Scottish ale. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Can... Pours cloudy and Longhorn-orange with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Heavy caramel, fruitcake and marmalade intermingled by loads of fresh, bright, resiny, floral and citrusy hops. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is a nearly perfect balance of roasted caramel and citrusy, spicy hops. Trends just a touch bitter. Nice acrid bitterness with a kiss of singed caramel in the finish. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
The Lure:JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Hop leaves floating atop an orange and citrus rivulet. Caramel malts and its fruity companions accomplish balance with the resinous hops. Gorgeous tandem performance.
Caramel and butterscotch welcome the hop resins and their bitterness into their comfortable home. A great, cask-like, palate is created, bettered by the equilibrium. I’d like to have Sierra Nevada Harvest besides this and see which one I prefer.
Freshness and quality are so close to the truth.
Deep amber pour, tending to brown. Thick and sticky tan head. The nose is kind of strange with a little bit of cocoa underlying a soft herbal spiciness. There is a fairly dank piny hop nose with some soft sweet caramelly malts. The hop freshness really comes through. It’s an unusual take on the harvest ale, but it does work. Sort of a hoppy brown, but it works.
czar (9426) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
can. pours hazy/cloudy dark copper-orange with a small creamy off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. lots of strawberries, maybe pickled, very fruity melons, some sweetness - darn munich; clean american yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet grassy finish. entirely munich malt - seriously? awkward harvest ale. bytemesis (9195) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Can thanks to Vin! Pours hazy copper, large beige head, creamy and long lasting, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty Bready caramel malts, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, fully bitter, roasty and piney. Full boost, creamy mouthfeel. Different. I would call this a brown IPA, never an APA. PhillyCraft (7909) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Can shared, tried to pop it but the tab didn’t open on this rare treat. We had to puncture it with a corkscrew. Pours a shit brown color with small beige head. The smell is rotten veggies, rotten wood, ash, poop, and dumpster snack, flavor is the same crap grain and smokey malt with a touch of vomit. Not sure how someone could sell this and not feel bad about the product, Total piece of shit that harshed everyone’s buzz. dmac (6457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Sampled at Dan’s. Poured a light brown under a smaller beige head. Aroma is herbal, tea bags, earthy, brown paper bags. Flavor is better than the aroma, light chocolate malts, tea, earthy hops, dry grass. Medium body with average carbonation and lingering aftertaste. tom10101 (6263) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Can, shared. Cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of earthy spiciness, floral hops, caramel and rotten notes. Taste is caramel forward with loads of earthy spiciness, grains and rotten notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy finish. That’s quite bad. Ok it’s an Harvest Ale, but coming from The Alchemist it’s disappointing. Cloying.