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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber body with reddish highlights. Average fizzy beige head. The aroma is roasty with notes of toasted malt, weak coffee, chocolate and nuts. Some hint of resin. The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Moderate bitternes in the finish. Thin to medium body, watery texture.The label calls this a session beer. I can see drinking more than one of these.

2.9
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours a transparent brown with a thin white head. Sweet aromas of caramel and chocolate. This is a very sessionable brew, but it might disappoint if you are looking for strong flavors.

2.9
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz bottle; part of Harpoons winter 12 pack. Nice drinking, light brown with a tan head. A bit of nutty taste to it and a decent finish. Better than the other winter stuff they included.

3.1
LilBeerDoctor (3958) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some apple juice, light roasted nuts. Flavor is rather juice-like, mostly like iced tea, with faint caramel malt in the finish. It is not terrible, but has a weak palate and is on the sweet side. Meh.

2.4
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Starts off looking strikingly light and transparent for a brown ale. Aroma very mild, weakly malty. Flavor has a fleeting hint of nuttiness and caramel hidden down in there, but the theme again is blandness, and not even just boring, ok blandness, more of a -wheres my beer- blandness. Not surprisingly, watery bodied. Pretty poor effort.

3.2
mcox90 (2095) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 oz bottle out of Harpoons Wintry mix seasonal 12 pack. Pours a pale brown color with a small off white head. Nose is faint malt and grains. Mouthfel is on the thin side with light carbonation. Taste is light malt with some caramel and toffee. The key word being light. It is a session ale, says so right on the bottle. You could drink a bunch of them.

3.1
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a thin off white head. Syrupy and malty aroma with light hops. The flavor is malty sweet with caramel, maple syrup, and some light hops to give balance. Not bad.

2.9
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2008
clear amber with thin light tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Nicely lightly hpped with some caramel maltiness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation and a light hop finish. Not great for style, but still a drinkable beer..

2.6
djones (121) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Poors clear amber brown with a moderate foamy head that dissipates quickly into a weak bubbly mess. Moderate carbonation. Light-Medium bodied and mostly smooth with a slight stickyness. Starts sweet, and then comes a caramelly hop bitterness. Gets sweet again as it finishes, but not that sweet. Light nutty flavors. A bit of malt and hop in the aftertaste. Drinkable brew, but nothing noteworthy here.

2.9
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a chestnut brown color with a very thin tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and some caramel. Flavor is slightly nutty with a slight hop bite at the end.


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