Half Pints Demeter’s Harvest

Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Demeter, goddess of the harvest is the inspiration for this Wheatwine from Half Pints Brewing Company. A base of malted wheat, barley, and wildflower honey celebrate the fruit of the land, while Centennial and Columbus hops lend their firmly citrus undertones to the finish of this beer. As we all know, the gods can be vengeful at times, so share this extra strong ale amongst friends served in brandy glasses at 10 C. Try it with Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with a spicy peanut sauce, aged French Goat’s Cheese or Duck a L’orange.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tehhairy (5) - Manitoba, - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a nice amber with thin but very flavourful white head, while the beer itself is quite thick . Smells of floral honey with a definite hop presence. 2013 has more hop straight off and a touch less sweet than previous years. Truly one of if not my favourite brews. How the hop stays in with age more than previous years

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Ambré brillant avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme du miel de fleurs sauvage, du malt, un peu de pomme, et un peu d’houblon florale. Le goût à plein de miel, du malt, et une finition assez amer pour le style (très amer, surtout pour une bière vieille presque un an). Quand c’est froid il y a un tout petit peu du chocolat blanc dans le début de la finition. Très bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6141-20140121] Bottle. Pine needle hoppy wood fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter orange wood cream flavour. Medium-full body. Flavourful, concentrated orange spikes. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8+
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Stop hogging all the duck a l’orange." "I’d like to hog your duck a l’orange."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3307) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Thanks to Lizotte for this. Pours dark gold with small white wisp and carbonation. Aroma is sweet white grapes and honey with some citrus hop notes. Taste is resinous, citrus hops, sweet honey and a small bite of alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Very sweet, Fair but spotty lacing. Sweet dark fruity aroma, underlying citrus hop and alcohol aromas. Light bitter dark fruit up front with a medium citrus hop on the finish. Soft carbonation and oily texture on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4450) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bouteille avec Patrick. Une robe orangée avec un filet de mousse. Un nez sucré d’orange et de miel. Une bouche sucrée aux saveurs d’orange. Pas si pire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (457) - - JUL 28, 2014
Red brown and hazy colour. Light white head. Aroma holds a sweetness with floral notes. Very sweet taste with strong honey and floral notes. Sweetness of honey is almost overpowering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, shared with my in laws. This bottle has 18 months cellar age-- it is from the first batch put out by Half Pints. I drank it fresh but didn’t rate it, and as I recall, I thought it to be sweet and hot and a bit harsh. Well, this baby has aged beautifully! Orange-kissed gold with a soft dense light gold head. Rich bready malty aroma, honey undertones. Soft, slightly chewy malts, sweet with notes of floral honey. Not a hint of alcohol. So smooth and silky, rich and sweet. Definitely improved with age. Sublime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5390) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Une robe orangée qui scintille. Un anneau de mousse. Un nez plein de douceur et d’oranges. Du miel et du sucre d’orge. En bouche, des mandarines qui trempent dans un alcool légèrement amer. Des malts bien ronds qui ne tombent jamais dans la démesure sucrée. Au palais, je perçois un corps de bonne densité avec un pétillement bas et une texture huileuse. La finale est douce sur des notes de marmelade. Une proposition très fruitée. Pas mauvais. Merci Luke!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Big white head. Whoa, lots of alcohol. Almost overpowers everything. Some wheat and grass.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Woah this is over the top sweet. There are some citrus notes from the hops but they are completely drowned out by this overly sweet beer. Not enjoyable to my tastes.

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