Thursday, 19 September 2013

Picaroons Harvest

Picaroons Harvest is another high quality ale brewed in my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Since today is my father's birthday (Happy birthday, Dad!), it only seems fitting to review something from home. Harvest produced by the Northampton Brewing Co., sold in 500mL bottles, and contains 5.5% alcohol. If I had to guess, I'd class this one as a pale ale. It's brewed using hops from local farms, which is pretty rad. It has a pretty snazzy label featuring two dudes on stilts.

Harvest is a hazy golden brew topped with a very thick cream coloured head. Its pleasing scent is hoppy, with notes of evergreen and a twinge of stone fruit. The flavour is somewhat hempy and dank. It's hoppy and slightly spicy. There are some faint fruit notes and a bit of malt balanced across the big hop flavour.

A hoppier offering that many of the other Picaroons beers that I've enjoyed, Harvest manages to toe the line between bitterness and swampy malt. This is tasty stuff.  It gets a rating boost for relying on local hops.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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