December 20, 2011
Beer Review: Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale
Today's beer review is Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale.
I obtained this beer as a single 12 ounce bottle from Total Wine & More as part of a mix your own six-pack. Truly one of the best ideas ever.
The beer itself starts out impressive: it pours a nice dark amber/copper color with a little bit of a tan head.
Aroma is surprising. I was expecting to get a lot of cranberry nose in this beer, but it was all rather muted, just a little bit of malt and the cranberry seems non existent.
Taste is fruity with some malt notes and then a little bit of cranberry sneaks in on the end of it. Aftertaste is from the malt lingering on your taste buds.
Overall, this is a nice beer, but I am a little disappointed it. I thought this beer would be refreshing, instead it was just another fruit beer with nothing that makes it stand out from the rest. I rate this beer a 3.0 out of a possible 5. Disagree? Say so in the comments.
Tomorrow's beer: the long overdue review of Sweetwater Festive Ale. I attempted to acquire this last year, but struck out. I finally have it, and I'll post the review for it here tomorrow.
Thanks for reading. Cheers!