Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Harpoon Summer Ale

type: kolsch
origin: Windsor, VT
price: $14/12x12oz
ABV: 5.0%
NSP: 15.1

A well done Kolsch can inspire a massive day of drinking beer, as the surprisingly delicious Rock Bottom Kolsch proved.  So I'll use that as my reference point and say Harpoon's Kolsch isn't as crisp, but represents the style very well:  It's mild bodied, the color of straw, has a tinge of hops, and damn delicious.  On a humid summer afternoon, those traits make for a mighty refreshing ale.  For my fellow San Diegans, think Ballast Point's Yellowtail... without the suckage.

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