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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This autumn selection is made with 100% Munich malt and 75 lbs. of fresh, green hops. A rich malty body is perfectly balanced by a substantial presence of hop bitterness and flavor. Dry-hopped twice for your drinking pleasure.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13064) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12262) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
09on 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10708) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
The Lure:
Hop leaves floating atop an orange and citrus rivulet. Caramel malts and its fruity companions accomplish balance with the resinous hops. Gorgeous tandem performance.

The Festivities:
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. Id like to have Sierra Nevada Harvest besides this and see which one I prefer.

Transcendence:
Freshness and quality are so close to the truth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
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. Its an unusual take on the harvest ale, but it does work. Sort of a hoppy brown, but it works.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (8089) - Qubec, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (7217) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
PhillyCraft (6309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Can shared, tried to pop it but the tab didnt 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 everyones buzz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Clear orange to brick appearance, completed by a lasting off-white head. Sappy hop nose, fresh and straight from the vines, foresty floral, earthy, leafy and predominantly orangey expressive hops, yet the caramel malt offer its (small) contribution to the flavours. Medium-full bodied, creamy texture, engaging light carbonation, slightly wet in the finish. Good stuff, bittersweet and aromatic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
In short: Nutty caramelized malts and grassy eathy bitter hops. Unusual fun beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy light brown body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose has a lot of fresh grassy hops. Taste has a very unusual malt bill for a harvest hop beer. Very nutty taste (hazelnuts) with caramel, earth and even some bananas. Then comes the very grassy and somewhat resinous hops with a long bitterness of medium intensity. This is a fun and different beer. Im sure alchemist could make an even better Harvest Ale if they went with a more standard malt bill but I appreciate the originality nonetheless. All in all another good beer from Alchemist. I have many fond memories of this place. I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I drank my first pint at this brewpub.


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