ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tried it once and it was very good. I will try it again next year.
techdiver (22) - USA - JUL 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great example of this style. Compares favorably to Reissdorf. Awesome summer session beer.
cmanbowdeen (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank God it’s only brewed in the Koelsh tradition and isn’t actually Koelsch, because Koelsch tastes like ass. This is a great summer beer, with a light start and a nice subtly fruity aftertaste.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good sumertime beer. Very good all around.
Bulk_Carrier (4226) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a clear yellow colored body with a soft white lumpy head that lasts about a good three minutes. It leaves some lacing around the sides of the glass and it slides nicely down their sides as the beer goes down. The carbonation is slowly rising.
The smell had some lemon and wheaty grains, basically balanced well.
The taste was mostly sweet through the lemon and the wheaty grains, leaves you wanting more.
The palate was light yet well balanced with a clean finish in this. This is a pretty sessionable beer.
Overall, this makes actually a very good summer beer. I’ve had several of these before I decided to give a it a review so I could be as fair as possible. I would definitely have this again. I wasn’t actually expecting it to be this good. This may be my favorite by Harpoon. Well done!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow and cloudy at first with a white head. Once the carbonation settles, the beer becomes mostly clear with very little noticeable carbonation. Smell is of coriander, meadows and bananas. Taste is slightly sweet with elements of hay, freshly cut grass and an orange peel hint on the finish. The finish is overall not as foamy as a good kolsch, but otherwise great for a hot humid day.
BernieLomaxXx (19) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Harpoons summer beer is a great hot weather beer, very refreshing. Good wheat beer with a citrus vibe.
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VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2001
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best summer time mass produced beers. So much flavor in a ’light’ brew. Nice light malt sweetness with an earthy hop bite. Just a quality brew.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was pleasantly surpised by this. t’s light looking and citrusy smelling. A pleasant aroma. Flavor full, albeit a tad watered down. Nonetheless, a very good summertime drink. Cool and refreshing. It get’s bonus point in overall for that. Seeing as how it’s widely available in my area, and it’s a good beer, I imagine I’ll be drinking quite a few of these.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color, great citrus sweet aroma. Light tasting but very flavorful, lemon clean refreshing taste. Perfect balance of hops. Very good beer for the summer!