Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale

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

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RATINGS: 129   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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2.6
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
bottle, red amber color with good pinkish white foam, aroma is overly sweet artificial berry , flavor of melted cherry popsicles, thistle and wood on the finish

2.6
Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12oz bottle - pours medium/deep amber with tan head. Nose is berry. Flavor adds cranberry and some sort of malt base. Sour/tart. Tried it because I’m a sucker for fruity beers, but this reminds me of unripe berries. Interesting but will not revisit.

2.6
snoworsummer (5696) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
From a bottle. Pours reddish copper brown with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like malt and cranberry. Just barely tart. Dry chalky feel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, and very mild berries.

2.6
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear dark chestnut color. The head stands one finger high, with an offwhite shade. It’s quick to fade, however, and has a slightly ragged texture. It tries to leave some lacing behind on the glass, but not a lot by any means. Still, attractive due to the body’s vibrant color. S: This is weird...and worrying. I pick up (slight) cranberry and some sweet caramel primarily. The fruit notes, however, don’t seem fully integrated within the rest of the brew - and even worse, come off a bit artificially. Luckily, they’re hidden beneath the malt backbone enough. T: Caramel hits the palate first, while the cranberry flavors...uh oh, dat artificial finish. There’s a slight adjunct note in the middle; this is actually my favorite feature. Like I said before, the finish is both chemical and perfume-y, which kills it. Still, I’m glad it’s kind of bland instead of bold, actually: that means I can put this down easily instead of want to pitch it. M: Sweet, in a wholly undefined and generic matter. The thick feel just loafs around on the palate, while the decent carbonation fails to scrub the tongue sufficiently. O: Not a car crash of a beer, just really damn dull. To be fair, it’s not a car crash BECAUSE it’s so dull. Proof positive that fantastic intentions alone does not a good beer make.

2.5
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Bottle split with Andrew, Streets and Ryan. Pours a murky brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is cranberry, yeast, and a strong malt back bone.

2.5
halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a clear ruby/amber color. Aroma is of malts and hops with a very slight cranberry and brown sugar scent. Light and carbonated palate but it does have a nicer body than expected. Flavors that come through are malts, hops, cranberry, and black cherry. Leaves a dry, dirty malt finish. Nothing special. What ever happened to Sam Adams? Too bad nobody knows that 80% of their beers are made in OHIO.

2.5
beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours darker golden color medium tan head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and berries. Medium sweet taste. Medium-thin body, oily texture, tart and mild bitter finish. Not a big fan of this one.

2.5
wilkinsonak (5) - Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
Too tart but I suppose that’s what you get with cranberry. Nice dark color, no head...probably won’t be drinking this again.

2.5
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from premier, this one didnt have much cranberries or grapefruit for me, it was pretty light tasting and it was alright, drinkable but not my favorite

2.5
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. Lighter cranberry with some caramel and some bread.


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