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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Harpoon Brown is brewed to accentuate the sweeter, rounder notes derived from six different malts, including a de-husked chocolate malt that adds a hint of chocolate. The blend of these malts produces a beer that is complex and delicious without being heavy. This drinkable beer is perfect as a session beer or paired with foods.

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TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pours brownish amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, crystal and brown malt. Tastes of caramel, sweet malt, dough and crystal. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but not exceptional.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2008
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body topped by medium off-white head with good retention. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some nut, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, nut, some caramel. Watery and soft light body.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Draught at Brickseller, Washington DC
Amber color; creamy head. An Ale with some caramel, incredibly watered down. Useless.

emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a deep amber color with a fluffy off-white head thats almost completely disappearing. Aroma is a bit off... there’s some sweet malts in there, but it smells like a dirty bottle all in all. Flavor makes up for it with a pretty nice balance. Not too malty, and not too sweet. As mentioned on the bottle, this would be an ideal session ale.

rcweir (139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Purchased in Harpoon variety case. 12 oz bottle poured with thin head and nice lacing. A trace of wet cardbord (oxidation?) under a strong, sweet, malty base. Little hop character. Good mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothng special.

blinesam (235) - USA - OCT 12, 2007
On tap. tap line may have been bad, tasted fishy, hard to determine real flavor other than sweet. Had again on tap and tasted like the ocean and fishy. I know its a session beer but that doesn’t mean it has to suck.

Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Ruby brown pour with good lacing and a minimal white head from a 12oz bottle, this quaffable brown ale delivers what it advertises, a well rounded, sweet, drinkable session beer. You have to praise a brewery that can do that.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, wispy white head, bits of streaky lace
Aroma: sweet nutty aroma with chocolate and caramel
Flavor: nice chocolate flavor balanced by light earthy hops, touch of caramel adds sweetness and brings out the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasted caramel malt and a hint of milk chocolate. Body starts thin and semi-sweet with a lot of drier, nutty, toasty flavor toward the finish. A little weak for the style, but fairly well-balanced.

emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours a reddish brown, pretty solid on the pour. The head is thin to medium and light tan. The aroma is sweet, nutty, grainy, definite cereal aromas, and some caramel notes. The flavor keeps the aroma (sweet, nutty, grainy). The palate is cool, thin, goes down easy. Very sessionable. Not too bad, but not awesome.

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