Thursday, 17 November 2016

Autumn Hop Harvest Ale

Autumn Hop Harvest Ale is a fall seasonal from Toronto's Amsterdam Brewery. According to its 473mL can, this 5.6% alcohol ale is wet hopped using fresh Ontario hops sourced from Clear Valley Hops to reach its 46 IBUs.

The beer proved to be a hazy gold grog and it poured under a lush cloud of loose white foam. Upon cracking the can, I was greeted with a snootful of grassy and hoppy aromas. The ale tasted fresh and fine, with balanced bitterness in the form of mild evergreen notes. Sadly, the flavour was delivered via a thin mouthfeel, though things picked up a bit into the final stanza, with a bit more hoppiness.

Autumn Hop Harvest Ale had many fine elements, but its watery consistency left me a bit underwhelmed. It didn't have the pale ale crackle I was hoping for, but it was still quite refreshing.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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