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Harvester "Raspberry Ale" (Experiment Ale Series)
Harvester Brewing - Portland, Oregon USA
Gluten Free Fruit Ale (5.8%) (IBU 24)

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]


Rating: 2.3/5.0

Aroma: 5/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 5/10
Palate: 2/5
Overall: 8/10

The pour was a clear light cranberry red with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that diminished to a thin film with a small collar and had fair sheets of lacing.

The aroma right off was full of an abundance of chestnuts, that along with a bit of oats and a note of raspberry but not much else.

The taste was very lightly sweet with a light hint of raspberry and candi sugar at first, and then became mildly tart with a overwhelming nutty presence and a slight bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decent while with the slightly tart fruity taste and harsh bitterness lingering on.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation.

Overall I find all Gluten-free brews to be seriously lacking in on way or another. Although I guess as the style goes this one is OK, it was however too overly nutty (having almost a sickening scent) but the tartness of the raspberry did help some. I have come to the conclusion that I will never become a fan of Gluten-free brews...

Sampled: 10/29/2012
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2 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark Gluten free brews are tough to enjoy for those of us that do not have celiac disease. The Omission brews are the closest I have found to being able to crossover.
    November 13, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII I oredered this by accident, but was hoping for the best. No such luck, the smell of chestnuts almost made me sick...
    November 13, 2012