Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #26 - Catamount Maple Wheat

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This full, smooth wheat ale is warming and delicious. It’s 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. John’s 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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Dorwart (2588) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thin head of varying sized bubbles with light carbonation. Sweet and malty aroma with some caramel and vegetal aromas, Color is a clear dark amber. Fizzy in the mouth with a noticable alcohol presence. Some maple and caramel again with a decent malt backbone yet has a dry sharpness late swallow. Don’t really notice any wheat characteristics. An interesting brew but not all that great.

BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2011
not ideally a summer brew as it is moderately slick and flavorful with maple and beer flavors of malt and hops. sweet and hoppy with some body it is tart, sharp, satisfying and enjoyable. nice caramel accompanying flavor altogether different and nice.

anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ The Fred Bar, Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma and hints of maple. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy bitter maple syrup flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity finish.

McGarnigle (651) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Light maple taste, definitely sweet. I’m not sure of I’d want more maple or less. The problem is the sweetness of it means it’s not very refreshing. Maybe a maple porter would have worked better, with some dark grains to play against the maple.

kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2011
Looks like brandy with a thin alcohol head. Dark sugar and maple aroma. Very sweet and potent. Typically not good just like you would expect. Quick, sharp bite and long syrupy finish.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2011
A - Pours a fairly clear red-brown color wit ha finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring around the glass leaving behind touches of lace. S - Aroma is a blend of some wheat, some breadiness, and some sweet maple. Overall, rather subtle and not too exciting. T - Starts off with a hit of sweet maple flavor with background wheat and bread flavors. There is even a bit of spice in the background. Through the middle, the pure sweetness fades and becomes a bit more well rounded. There is also a bit more wheat coming through. The finish is a lingering maple sweetness with just a hint of bready flavor. M - Feels medium bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Even with the strong sweetness, it is still crisp and feels rather refreshing. The maple is nice in the finish. D - Very drinkable. Even though the nose is a bit weak and empty, the rest of the beer has a nice blend of the maple flavors mixed in with the more traditional wheat beer.

Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, maple and light wheat. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, maple and light wheat with a crisp lingering maple finish.

nimbleprop (8376) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours a clear, copper amber with some spitty white head. Nose is watered down maple syrup, light malt. Flavor is sweet, maple, malts. Watery finish. Bland all the way through.

beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left ample spotted lace. Pleasant, sweet aroma with notes of maple. The flavor is initially very sweet, but that quickly subsides. Malt and mild maple present in the flavor. As the beer warms, Granny Smith apple emerges in the aftertaste. Very light bitterness at the finish. No problems.

tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Smooth! But also a little boring. For what I paid, I expected something with more flavor, especially in the maple syrup realm. Pours a quickly disappearing white head, dark amber body, and pretty soon I won’t have feet.

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