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


on tap


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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle from six-style mixed pack pours a clear, dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma consists mainly of sweet malts and nuts. Flavor is also sweet mostly malts but a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Not as flavorful as some brown ales but decent nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a medium amber with a nondescript thin off white head. Very odd and unexpected mint aroma. Lots of nuts and maple flavors. Mild bitterness and chocolate tastes as well. A good brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RONCOD (241) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Nice amber color with a tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt taste. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Better than their Munich Dark, but not as good as their standard IPA. Some nice flavors, but not a whole lot going for it overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2637) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
DECENT representation indeed. unpretentious and straightforward. malt flavors do produce a nice fruity tone. a touch if nutty. lively in carbonation sets everything off well. hearty drinkin day brew. mild hop burp is a plus. balance is fairly good it is refreshing and with a lively and decent body. also a fairly good and malty aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (2204) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours a deep amber, almost mahogany, into the glass, with a diminished head (from an initial tan fizz). The nose is of too-slight nuts and caramel... a bit weak. There is a mixture of indistinct malts on the tongue, with a semi-dry finish, somewhat nutty (against indistinct). The mouthfeel is light and bordering on watery. Carbonation levels are a bit lively. All-in-all, it lacks any real complexity or character, and "dumbs down" the session brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (8004) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 12 oz bottle: Brown "Session" Ale. Im not too sure if Id drink this beer over and over again, but Im not a huge fan of brown ales in general. This one was sort of light tasting - with some nut in the aroma and taste. Nothing great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Im not really a brown ale fan to begin with so I had low hopes for this one. I actually didnt finish it but no knock on Harpoon - just really not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Its got a sweet dark reddish brown color and excellent clarity. A small head is formed which quickly fades out. The aroma is light with some floral hop notes. Its flavor is a wonderful mix of caramel, maple, brown sugar, with roasted and toasted malts. All of which are tempered with a pleasing hop bitterness that floats around on the tongue. Its medium body and soft carbonation give it a smooth mouth feel that is very drinkable. Well done!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
It tastes like a weaker version of their Munich Dark. Not much taste, kind of fizzy. Some typical nut brown taste, but really light bodied and watery. Would not be that great as a session beer as the label says.

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