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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Trafalgar’s Northern Harvest is a unique dark ale, brewed in the old Norse style known as Gotlandsdricka. A blend of Ontario-grown hops and juniper berries creates a unique aroma of citrus and spice reminiscent of stone fruits, rye, and a touch of brown sugar, while the caramel and toffee sweetness derived from the specialty malts are balanced against Canadian cedar and smoked malt.

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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 29, 2014
Beer Review Trafalger - Northern Harvest Dark Ale. Figured I needed some Canadian content. Clear dark beown pour with pretty much 0 head. Interest scent. Smells cooked. Roasted. Not in a nice roasty kind of way. Very distict taste. Easy to drink. Has that cooked burnt thing gong on. Sweet, berries. Burnt berries. Okay not really digging this one.


3.2
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2017
Acquired via trade with Chopz. Pours a foamy creamy beige head. Hazy, amber appearance. Thick lacing. Roasted malt aromas with light nuttiness, rye and toffee. Mild smokey flavours, toffee, raisins, spices and rye. Some notes of caramel malt. Has juniper berries in the mix but I can’t exactly tell what’s what. Just a mix of various berries and such. Lively carbonation. Medium bodied. Not bad. Well balanced, nice mild sweetness and light smokiness.

3
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6322-20140515] Bottle. Toasted hammy sandwich meat aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted grains and malt flavour with a lightly sweetened finish. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

2.7
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
500ml bottle
5.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 1, 2013
The beer pours a translucent reddish-brown colour with a generous light brown head that quickly dissipates into a this ring. Aroma is roast, caramel, nuts, and weak earthy hops. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is slightly acidic and sharp. Roasted malt and caramel notes also apparent - but the acidic grab at the start does this in.

3.1
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Shared by me at weekly tasting. My 10th sahti tick giving me 10 or more rates in each style! Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of tree bark, juniper, pine wood and caramel/toffee. Medium body.

3.1
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty tones. Lighter flavors, some sweet and woody tones. Boring, but not bad.

3.2
Helsdon (421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
I was given this bottle for Father’s Day. It may be snobbish, but I’ve always passed on Trafalgar beers just for the piss-poor graphics on the bottle’s label. It’s this headspace of if you can’t be bothered to try with your label (looks like the owner’s teenage kid made it) how much effort are you putting into your beer? But always grateful to try something new, and maybe I was wrong. Cola-coloured and opaque, with a couple of fingers of tan head that breaks down to a sparse sheet. Nose of toasty malts and caramel malts. Taste again of toastd malts, smooth, with a weak berry and juniper flavour and a little wheat. It’s alright.

3
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown, practically no head. Aroma slightly of smoke and chocolate. Flavor is a match with a slight citric and earthy note, muted pine that is probably the juniper. A bit thin of body. So so.

3.3
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2014-05-14. Lightly hazy brown body, modest beige head fades. 3+ Aroma of lightly metallic malt, fruit notes are vaguely raspberry like, and juniper that I only define because it says it on the label. Flavour is relatively mild, lightly metallic dry malt base, fruit character in the middle grows into the finish and lingers with toasty lightly roasty malt in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. On of the better beers they have done in a while. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

2.8
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: aromatic, good blend of darker malts with juniper oil hints. Hined with cola at end.
Apperance: poured as dark brown with flat top. Rather boring.
Taste/Palate etc. medium lighter bodied. Chocolate , cola bourbon like feel . Rum and cola with slight bitterness. On top some brown sugar. Add some more body to it and it could be quiet decent. Chocolate with juniper heat at finish. Felt as it was unfinished, needs tweaking.


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