Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Kettle Cup 2013 Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde

 
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Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Belgian Ale
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A delightfully drinkable Belgian-style ale with a big kick of American hops.

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labolove (1) - Jamica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
Out of the bottle... Aroma is citrus, floral.... Appearance is cloudy amber....taste is the Belgian... Hoppy finish. Don’t usually like too much hoppiness but enjoyed this one.

3.6
dchmela (3074) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Tap at WOB. Pouts a clear gold with a thick white head. Big citrus hop aroma with Belgian yeast notes. Nice crisp malt with Belgian yeast notes. Tasty warm weather beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Sampled at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering 2013. Bottle pours a golden yellow body with white lacing. Aroma is spice and grain. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with prickly carbonation and lots of spice and a very unpleasant graininess. Some bitterness in the back as well.

3.9
mansquito (6503) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 650ml ($6): Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head and lacing. Aroma is wonderful yeast that makes me say "that’s nice yeast," gentle hoppiness and an underlying fruitiness. Taste is lightly bitter, but in a nice guy kind of way. Very lightly sweet, but the aftertaste is actually a bit sugary. Some citrus flavors break through. Herbal hops are present as well. Nice complexity. Very nice to drink. Very happy I purchased.

3.9
blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Dry Belgian yeast, flowery and fruity notes, light spicy notes, and a medium bitter flowery hoppy finish. Really damn drinkable and quite delicious.

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Slubgob (332) - West Hartford, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bomber into tulip glass. Fine white head, golden Orange r color. Prominent hops on nose, with underlying fruitiness. In the mouth hoops initially dominant, and fruit in the form of apricot and a hint of orange comes later. Slightly s sticky finish.excellent warm weather drinker.

3.6
czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. clear pale yellow with a nice white head, good retention and strong lacing. lavender, spicy, flowery, honeyed malts, vanilla, very light acidity, some citrus and herbs. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent herbal-citrusy finish. quite enjoyed it!

3.6
AirForceHops (7332) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Draft @ Barley Pub, Dover, NH. Standard shaker shows a cloudy gold color, light head retention. Nose is grapefruit, peach and a touch of pine. The main body of the beer is grain with the aroma’s translating into the same flavors. Belgian yeast make s a brief appearance but it’s mostly dominated by the hop profile. It finishes with a dry floral bitterness. Overall Harpoon delivers exactly what is advised with this brew. If you like a Belgian beer blasted with a good amount of hops, you should think this is decent. Tasty.

3.6
jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Jay at 5K/10K/4K tasting at my house. Pours cloudy yellow gold. White head. Nose and taste of grass, lemon, light spicy hop and light malt. Medium bodied. Good lawnmower beer.

3.8
j12601 (12673) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle that I took to James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big bright citrus hops on the nose, light musky yeast. Medium bodied, grassy. Nice musk and dusty hop bitterness. Wonderfully easy drinking, nice change of pace.


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