Thursday, December 19, 2013

Local Harvest

I grabbed this brew when I was browsing my local beer shop. I went looking for nothing in particular. I was just like I'll take one of these and one of those and that looks good and that one is interesting and what a cool label.

This one ended up in the mix and that little act of randomness netted me a tasty brew.

Local Harvest (6.10% ABV) is an American Pale Ale brewed by Sebago is  brewed with water for Lake Sebago and locally grown hops and barley, hence the name.

The beer pours a gorgeous coppery red that is hazy in the glass. The head is thick and clingy. A very nice looking beer, very appealing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts with the tart tang of hops.

The taste is malty but not overly sweet. Caramel and cocoa tease the palate. The bitterness of piney hops edges in but is not overpowering. The flavor is rounded out by a sweet lemon and sour grapefruit.  The finish is slick and pleasantly bitter.

The mouth feel is medium, creamy, and smooth.

Local Harvest is tasty and drinkable with a tasty balance of hoppy bitterness and sweet malt. A good all around brew.

Overall: good

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