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


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RATINGS: 129   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium off-white head and some moderate lacing. Aroma is malt and brown sugar. Taste is mild but pleasant growing as it goes with breadyness and some vegtable flavor. Finishes strong but bitter. Overall not a bad beer for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Brown pour with a frothy head. Nose is light malt with some grassy, herbal hop.mouthful is light chocolate malt with some sweet toffee notes. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Tap at Pony Bar. Light brown pour with a thin white head. The nose has a lot of toasted character. Light brown malt, herbal cocoa and a bit of rye bread like spiciness. Fairly herbal tasting with a nice clean nuttiness. The hops show a kiss of earthy woodiness as well. Its a fairly simple brown ale, but its decent enough. A bit of spice as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle: Poured a brown with a thin white head. The aroma was malts and syrup. The flavor was sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Dark red-orange, not very brown. Tight off white creamy foam. Thin malty aroma, some caramel. Taste is caramel, a bit of cocoa, overall thin, metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Brown, as might be expected from a brown ale, with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit more challenging than I expected - toasty and nutty, but also some pine and black pepper. Flavor is pretty typical brown ale - toasty, malty, some hints of chocolate, with a decent bitterness in the finish. Benefits greatly from lowered expectations...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with reasonably tall beige head. The aroma is nuts and chocolate, kind of like a candy bar, with a sort of corn husk thing over top of it. The flavor is mild caramel, a little bit of earthy hops. Its very, very bland overall, but doesnt really have any flaws that I can detect. It is extremely thin, though, probably too much so for what it is. This would be a good cooking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Looks like iced tea, but with a small head. Aroma is nutty with some caramel malts. Good mix of flavors include caramel, brown sugar, roasted malts as well as some slight hops. Biscuity, nutty, soft and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pint glass at Valhalla. Pours looks almost exactly like a cola... with its thick bubbly carbonation, caramel tone, and not much of a head atop. Nose is molasses, sweet malt, and slight hop. Flavors are similar but wow what a session beer. I went through this sucker very quickly and it was absolutely delicious! Very clean. The gentle hop backing really make you want to keep sipping. Not sure why there is no love here..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed mutli-pack at Market Basket. Pours a crystal clear dark copper brown with a thin film of off-white head. Roasted burnt malt dominate the aroma. Tastes sweet, with toffee, caramel, and chocolate notes. Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable and that combined with the flavor and ABV make this one extremely sessionable. A fine brown ale.

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