Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale

 
overall
30
47
style
Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using locally-grown cranberries, this beer captures the spirit of a true New England Thanksgiving: the harvest celebration and the sharing of food amongst friends. Fermented with a traditional ale yeast that lets the cranberries provide the signature aroma, this beer is balanced by the ‘bready’ notes of the Vienna and Munich malts.

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auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
12oz Bottle. Empty mineral nose. Pours clear dark henna and copper, with a foamy off-white thick head. Flavors come across to me mainly in hops, rosehips, and metallic, sharp malt sugar. Surprisingly bitter and noticeably thin in the cranberry flavor for me, I guess. I mean, I see it there, but it isn’t dazzling me. Was glad to see that this didn’t come across as punishingly sweet. Hard to tell how I really feel about this beer...

3.2
rougeau13 (3195) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Dark brown-amber with a modest cream colored head that laces just a bit. Aroma of nuts, bready malt, earth and light cranberry. The taste is malty with some cranberry sweetness and tartness and a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied, very slightly dry. Overall, pretty decent, the cranberry is quite mild and serves as more of an accent than a primary element.

3.2
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
slightly tart but has strong flavor. the malt and hops are medium . a nice drinking beer for the Xmas dinner. gives off a good scrubing flavor.

3.1
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Less objectionable than I expected. The aroma is caramel, cranberry, bread. The appearance is clear, deep amber, whit head. The flavor is cranberry upfront, bready. Medium in body, actually a little thin. The finish is tart, cranberry, no hops at all. OK to drink.

3.2
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a hint of cranberry.

2.7
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours dark, clear reddish brown with off-white head. Notes of very light cranberry, sodium, some malt. Light-medium body with very high carbonation.....not impressed......

3.1
gripweed57 (2872) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep copper color topped by a fluffy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt and sour fruit. Upfront, flavor is toasted malt and bitter fruit. Definately tastes of fresh cranberries, which are tart and bitter. Overall, a rather unusual paring of malt, hops and cranberries.

3
BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
bigguns 22 has done a fine job rating this one as i would concur with everything bigg has to say. though i don’t see it quite as good but the jist is there and it seems redundant to repeat everyhing.

3
BrewBoxer (2665) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle . Pours a dark brown color rather then a ruby red and pink. Very fruity and beer like with a tart aftertaste . Good for the point but not my favorite

3.2
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a four fingered faint pink head that slowly fades to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light hops and fruit. Color is nice crystal clear amber. Flavor is tart cranberry and hops, dry finish. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH. Best by 1/15/2011.


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