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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oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Clear brown pour with one finger beige head. Aroma is biscuity caramel malt, and floral grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with some roast and hints of dark fruit. Palate is silky but perhaps a bit over carbonated. Leaves a sticky, though dry coating on the roof of the mouth.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2009
brown transparent pour with a small tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, molasses, and a bit of roast and smoke. Flavor is pretty typical brown ale- malt, molasses, and some nuts, with a thin, unimpressive palate. OK brew, nothing special.

bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Dark brown in color with a medium sized head. Aroma is mostly malt with some caramel. Mouthfeel is lively with carbonation and medium in body. Flavor is un-remarkable with some caramel and a hint of nut.

Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours clear copper with brown hues and thin off white head. The aroma is roasty with hints of caramel and slight dark roastiness. It tastes roasty with fairly full notes of malt, sugar and some caramel sweetness. Pretty nice stuff.

agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Deep brown color...thin head, but good lacing. Mild malt aroma, with very subtle hop undertones. Light malt taste in the front...very crisp, thin mouthfeel. Back is also a tad light, though with a slight hop tang. Finish has a mild malt sweetness, with somewhat of an underlying citrus flavor...very unusual for a brown. Pretty drinkable brew, though it doesn’t really seem to be put together very well. In an odd way, it reminds me of one of my first attempts at brewing.

DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2009
One of the picks from the variety pack the wife bought me. Pours a medium to deep brown with a sweet malty nose. tastes of light malt and chocolate. Finishes crisp.

TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2009
I was just really bored with this all together. Six different malts huh? seems as if this was put together without much care as a way to get just another style under the brewery.

WVHouseofBeer (1067) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Had a decent roasted malt taste to it, as well as some nutty and caramel sweetness, but overall it was pretty weak. Not a bad beer, but not a very good one either. LC

Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2009
A - Poured a crystal clear light brown/amber color with a touch of ruby. A little lighter than I would expect. Nice carbontation, little to no head. First thing I thought of when I looked at this beer in my glass..."looks thin." S - Not a very aromatic beer. Smells that are present are of sweet malts and fruit. T - Not a lot of flavor here and certainly nothing complex. I guess "session" can be defined as simplistic as this is just a bland beer. Not a lot going on. Faint flavors of sweet malts but it’s just very watery/thin. Certainly nothing offensive exists, but certainly nothing noteworthy either. More flavors are present as reaches cellar temps but this beer needs to be kicked up a notch. M - Very thin/watery. D - Scores high here b/c it is very drinkable. I actually feel as though a craft beer newbie could be given this as a sort of transition/gateway beer. Not a bad beer, just not a good one.

GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Draft at the brewery tour. Poured a clear brown color with an off white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh flowery hops, leafy greens, and a bit of chocolate. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet The flavor profile included the likes of chocolate, nuts, and light flowery hops. Nice brown. More hop aroma and flavor that usual for the style.

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