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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Spruce Tips
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Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale
Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had a pint at the brewery on a brisk night.
A - A thick, dense head that stayed to the bottom of the pint. Gorgeous garnet red color with great carbonation.
S- Spruce. It just hits you. Smelled like walking in the woods. After you get through the spruce, there was a really nice baked sweet bread / malt character.
T - The spruce was a bit over powering a first but was balanced. It added a pleasant spice / herbal character to the beer. Once through the spice, it had a nice malt backbone. Very nice flavor.
M - It was a perfectly made cask. Creamy mouth feel with out coating the mouth. Very nice body.
D - While the spruce was a bit over powering, pairing it with a basket of beer battered onion rings was really good. The spruce cut the fattiness of the rings really well. Paired with food it is fantastic, though a little difficult on its own. Overall I really liked it and would order it again.
Serving type: cask
Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Dr, Windsor
03-05-2011 16:46:49 |
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