Saturday, November 8, 2008


Last night, I finally got around to officially critiquing the Harvest Ale from Founder's Brewing Company. While I could go into super incredible detail, I could easily sum it up with one word:


Okay, I'll go into some detail.

On the pour, cloudy straw color was obvious. In fact, some little chucks were very noticeable. No big deal. After the 2-finger head died back a bit, the lacing on the glass was quite nice. It lingered even more after after I swirled it a bit to kick out some aromas. Hops for sure, with some solid floral tones and a bit of sweetness. All of that continued with the first slug. The hops were all fine and balanced while the overall feel was perfect. Not too watery. Not too thick. The hoppy finish was dry. A super beer.

5 out of 5.

While all of this is fine and good, one thing should be noted. I am not really a giant "ale guy" or "hop head." While I certainly could get a good appreciation for the overall taste and fine balance, if I saw something else on a menu or a different 6-pack at the party store, I would get it.

So many beers, so little time.....

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