Friday, June 02, 2006

Beer Tasting: Harpoon Kellerbier

This is an "old world" lager style beer from Harpoon Brewery in Boston, MA. This 22 ounce beer was purchased at the brewery during Bryan's whirlwind beer tour of Boston. It was refrigerated at 35-40F and served at a temperature just a bit higher. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability.

Appearance Adam: coppery, with a thin head Bryan: cloudy bronze color; small tight head Smell Adam: sweet, yeasty, nutty Bryan: fresh and pleasant lager yeast aroma Taste Adam: slightly sweet; marzen-like Oktoberfest with a bite Bryan: slight tang to accompany the pleasant malt flavor Mouthfeel Adam: well carbonated; not thin Bryan: nicely carbonated; but leaves room for a smooth beer and its nice flavors Drinkability Adam: clean and crisp Bryan: yes, very drinkable for beer geeks and amateurs alike! Seconds? Adam: yes Bryan: yes, tipping the scales at about 5%, this could squeak in as a nice session beer

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