Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #38 - Dočesná Czech Hop Harvest Ale

 
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer has inspired traditions and celebrations across the world. As brewers, there is one festival in particular that has intrigued us because it is devoted to a single beer ingredient: hops. The Dočesná hop festival celebrates the harvest of hops, grown in the area surrounding the Bohemian city of Zatec. The area has a long history as one of the world’s eminent hop growing regions. This is commemorated annually with music, dancing, hop-picking competitions, and beer drinking. An inspiration indeed for brewing a beer! This deep chestnut colored ale uses Sládek hops imported from the Zatec region. The Sladek hops provide a clean, slightly bitter but smooth finish. With a medium body, it is well balanced beer. A great choice for celebrations.

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3.3
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a amber/orange with a medium tan head. Flavor is a nice mixture between bitter and sweet. Tastes of earthy hops and grainy malts but slightly metallic. Fairly dry with a slightly bitter hop finish.

3.2
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - SEP 29, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep clear coppery autumn amber with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of barley, malts and earthy notes. Taste of barley, malts, earthy notes and faint hops.

2.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of Earth and caramel. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, and Earth. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt and hop finish.

3.8
MaBeer1972 (2051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2011
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but the 100 barrel series is usually quite good in general. This one is a deep copper colored ale. Good head and carbonation. Light hoppy aromas. Flavor is surprisingly complex: some good roasty sweet malts with some grassy hop notes. Light, lingering bitterness. Tasty and very drinkable.

3.3
Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
A beautiful golden pils with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, a light grainy malt with light fruit esters. In mouth, a smooth crisp malt with nice Czech hops, herbal, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.

3.6
rougeau13 (3006) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Clear amber with a nice, frothy, lacing cream colored head. Aroma of dank, earth, bread, grass and traces of fruit. The taste is dank and malty with a nice hop presence and bitterness and a bit of spice. Well balanced. Medium bodied and moderately dry.

3.2
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
bottled, golden amber pour with good tan foam aroma is faint , flavor of slight metal, some hopped peach, dry paper, very plain but nice consistency

3.7
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Aroma is hops, metallic, horse. Color is kind of a pale reddish-brown. Nice head retention. Flavor is very balanced. The hops are there but enough malt to keep it in check. Finishes smoky, chewy, bitter. Nicely balanced ale.

3.6
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Nice one. this pours an amber red with a lacing head. The aroma is biscuit, yeast, earthy. The flavor is well balanced with a malt sweetness up front and a nice hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Good stuff.

3.3
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark, deep amber with beige head. Aroma of very strong earthy hop with notes of pine, grass, weeds and grainy caramel. Flavor is the same and a bit rough around the edges. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, not sure what they are trying to accomplish with this......taste like they just made a flavorfull amber ale and over hopped the hell out of it with sazz hops.....but it does grow on you after a few sips.


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