Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weyerbacher Harvest Ale

Today I'm drinking Harvest Ale brewed by Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pennsylvania. The label says they brew this with fresh hops harvested from their own local hops farm. Cool. The label has a very simple depiction of some hop buds on their bine. The drink by date on the neck is a smudge though I'm fairly certain this is fresh.

Light caramel and bready aroma with plenty of pine and black pepper spice there too. Bitter pine flavor is the dominant force in the beginning, and some spicy black pepper bite comes along right behind it. Grassy, zesty citrus rind. Quite the bitter little beer. There is some sweet bread dough balance somewhere around the middle, but mostly this is a hop-only beer. The bite, partly hoppy and partly from the 6.2% alcohol, is welcome and refreshing.

A little watery and thin, extremely simple and straightforward, yet with a nice flavor. Light alcohol and a dry finish at the end. If you like hops, give it a go, especially if you're a local in Easton.

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