Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #26 - Catamount Maple Wheat

 
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Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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unknown

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full, smooth wheat ale is warming and delicious. Its mildly hopped to let the distinct flavor and aroma of real VT maple syrup take the lead. The maple sweetness and body that blankets this velvety amber beer showcases one of New Englands most beloved traditions. Brewed with wheat malt, pale malt and caramel malt. The pure maple syrup used in this beer came from two syrup makers in the Green Mountain State. The Baker Family in East Dummerston has been boiling maple sugar since the 1950s. Dave Gavett also provided syrup from his Scrag Mountain Sugar House in Waitsfield. Johns recipe, along with top quality syrup from these two Vermont maple sugar operations, resulted in a crisp wheat ale that is warming and delicious. It is mildly hopped to profile the distinct aroma and flavor of real Vermont Maple Syrup. Hopped with Willamette. Brewed by John Baker

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
22oz bottle. #41. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Maple, stale wheat and some earthiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (794) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours amber with a thin white head: aroma of caramel malts and sugar. Taste is lots of maple, a little bit of leaves, but very sweet. A little cloying and nutty. Its ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Glad to have found the notes on this. This was poured into a pint glass and another bottle was poured into a weizen glass. Obviously, the head was way bigger in the weizen glass. The appearance had a nice hazy orange to amber color with a nice looking one finger white foamy head that lasted for a good minute and a half. Once the head started dieing and letting some lacing to start showing, it looked fairly stringy and light. The smell had a nice dose of maple revealing itself through some nice wheat tones. The taste took the maple and wheat and added a fairly decent hop bitterness to assist in balancing the whole thing. On the palate, this one sat fairly light but showed an aspect that could be considered to be a medium on the body. This one was fairly sessionable with a mild carbonation to amplify a nice body to it. Overall, in my opinion, this was worthy to have again, but Im unsure if Harpoon still makes this. Sorry for only uploading this beer review right now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Good head, nearly white. The lace slides down the glass. The liquid is dark and crystal clear for a wheat beer--clearly amber. Mild malt and wheat aroma. Reminds me of a cherry wheat beer Ive had before. Slightly sweet. An interesting combination of spicy wheat, mellow malt and a touch of hop. Full bodied with ample carbonation. Light spiciness with a round, creamy feel.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Orange-amber under a pithy head which fades into a broken bubbly layer bordered by a thick collar of bubbles. Swirls with more bubbles.
Nose: Caramelization and booze in the back. Maple syrup and pancakes. Maple and caramel flambed bananas bananas foster. Husked mapled cereal grains.
Palate: Interesting addition of chocolate along with maple in the back like a flambed Skor bar. Red apple skins also followed by apple seeds and apple orchard musk. Weird tickle at the back of my throat. Dry spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon powder.
Final Thoughts: It was alright. Not quite sure where the wheat came into play no soft or bready mouthfeel, maybe the musk The aroma offered far more than the palate gave me but all in all it was alright.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2804) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and cereal for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, light dough and cream cheese for the yeast, with background notes of date, brown sugar, maple syrup, nutmeg, mace and vanilla. Head is large, frothy to fizzy, off-white with a few spots of slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and only faintly bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a lively to fiizzy carbonation. Nice and complex, and fairly tasty, but this Wheat Ale would have to be less cake-like for me to really dig it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Dguste en ft chez "The Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom" Waterbury, VT. De couleur ambre et claire. Nez drable, lger de grains de malt aux notes rties et de bl avec des notes de caramel et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture lgrement huileuse. Lger got bois (rable) accompagn dun lger got de bl grill lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got sucr de caramel doux, lger de grains sucrs aux notes rties et lger de sirop drable puis en finale lon retrouve une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes dalcool doux. Post-got moyen, compos dun lger rsiduel drable avec des notes de bl et de houblon herbeux. (1er mai 2013)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
tastes more like a dunkel or oktoberfest than a wheat. dark roasty malt notes, overt dark sugar sweetness, a bit of maple i suppose. a bit more alcohol burn than i was expecting for a 6.8%, and a mildly bitter finish. its ok, but not really that interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Bouteille de 22 oz achete chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arme: Lgre odeur drable et de bl. Apparence: La couleur est dor avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got drable et de bl avec une pointe dpices. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence drable en arrire got. (Rating #4310)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours a pretty reddish cole, clear, with no head. Smells of heavy maple and wet dog. Flavor is mostly wheat beer with only a hint of maple. Rather sweet, though. This is my second maple beer, and I have to say I like it better than the first. Would not get it again, but enjoyed exploring the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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