LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Orange color, beautifully balanced flavor of citrus. Almost grainy taste, with a thick but tasty aftertaste. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours a beautiful clear brown-orange with a nice thick head. Aroma is mostly malty, with a hint of spice and a fairly strong, but not alcohol, nip to it. Flavor is rich and zingy; both hops and malt are present, with hints of spices and a whisper of fruit. This ale goes down smooth and crisp but still has an edge to it. eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle, BOD: 7/19/05. Purchased for Labor Day weekend...Pours a hazy dark orange with an average sized, creamy, light tan head that stuck around. Fair lacing...Smell average caramel malts and also surprisingly strong citrus hops. Throw in some additional maple syrup tones and this one practically calls out "drink me"...Medium bodied, and strangely slick in texture with average carbonation. A nice bitter finish...Early on it’s lightly sweet, it’s not until later that you pick up the moderate bitterness. Very long in flavor with dashes of butterscotch thrown into the mix...A fairly complex brew that is actually quite delicious. I’d love the opportunity to try it fresh off the tap. A very solid American beer. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Pours a heavy carbonation in a clear, glassy reddish orange. Two fingers of extremely thick white head, which does not move at all. Really dynamic look and very nice lace. Looks great.
The aroma’s thickness actually impedes the aroma of this one. What little does come through is typical pub ale with a little flowery hop presence. The taste is thick, roasted caramel malts, with some flowery hops. Very mild hop flavor; more like a regular ale really, but a decent one. Malts really bring some flavor. Sweet caramel and tobacco; nutty and toasty. More bold malts than anything. Feels thick and a tad fizzy. Leaves its film after swallow. A solid, quasi-hopped ale. The malts are dark and deep. A really diverse ale and surprisingly good. MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Heavily malted, but not dominating. There is a hint of hops in the aroma and the finish. Taste is great, but not wonderful. Finish is smooth, refined, and malty.... but the aftertaste really made it for me. This beer had much more than the generic "beer" taste left in your mouth a full 10 minutes after you finish one. Wonderfully malty... I will be getting more of this to save for a cool October evening.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Redhook Late Harvest Autumn Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, uncapped 09/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Poured orange, with red tinges, with a slightly off-white fully diminishing 1/4 inch head.
Smelt of light caramel, light spruce, meat broth and mushrooms, and an overall smell of a pile of dead leaves.
Taste was upfront moderately bitter hops and light sweet breadiness, followed by a medium brown sugar sweetness and light dead leaf bitterness on an average length finish. Mouthfeel was light, watery, lively.
Overall, so far the paragon of Autumn ales. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Excellent stuff. Pours a slightly thin orange with a crown of white head. Aroma is sweet orange peel and hay. Flavor is hoppy to finish, and nicely sweet, with that nice orange essence. dlovell2 (2289) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2007
This is a nice autumn offering. The amber coloring is perfect for a fall beverage. Has a very crisp start and then a nice smooth finish. Nice alternative to the maltier Oktoberfests. epf33 (228) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2008
i love how redhook doesn’t have seasonals, but post-seasonals and pre-seasonals, they’re all good! i would also recommend the early spring Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2006
Nice amber color,small but long lived off white head.The aroma was nicely malty with some fruit notes and maybe a bit of caramel in there as well.The flavor was better then i expected.Nice malty side with some caramel notes a decent hop showing and a mild bitterness in the end with just a hint of maltiness carrying over.Pretty decent brew,although not in the upper echelon of the dtyle but very drinkable just the same.