Saturday, May 28, 2011

Harpoon Brewery's Summer Beer

So it's summer, big deal. I more-or-less covered Harpoon brewery here. Actually, I just read that review and it didn't say much about it.

So Harpoon has breweries in Windsor, Vermont and Boston, Massachusetts. It started up in 1986, when the Detroit Tigers were almost in their prime with the obviously aide of one-time all star "Sweet" Lou Whittaker. They got like 10 or so beers, half are seasonal and most popular is their IPA, which I will never drink again. Just because I don't like IPAs.

Harpoon also tried their hand in soda pops and other shit but gave that up in 2009 when they realized they didn't get you wasted drunk.

"Rich" Rich Doyle did up the business plan in '86 and met up with Dan "the Canary" Kenary and George "Legit" Ligeti who all wanted to start a brewery that had a Euro-trash feel to it, which makes sorta sense since beer back then was as cool as Chelsea Handler but way funnier; like, Shlitz? C'mon!

Since then, Harpoon has grown into a household name winning shit-tons of chickenshit awards and shit.

This is their summer beer which is a Kölsch style beer, which is some bullshit reference to beer brewed in Cologne, Germany. This shit is available April-August and depending on sales and inventory can probably be found in September. This ale has a lager-esque taste to it and has a golden color (so I'm told) and a pretty smooth taste. It has a smooth, citrus smell to it and a similar taste. It's a little wheaty, but not as much as a hefeweissen obviously. It's got a 5.0% ABV and I picked up a case of this for 25 George Washingtons.

You can really slam these light, high carbonated babies down at a barbecue or equally booze-friendly fest. They got this Del Mar racetrack/Denver Nuggets look. I suggest if you drink this is public show off your tats so people don't think you're a nancy boy. Also, the label directs you to love beer and love life. I don't like bossy beer.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Curb Appeal: 6/10

Overall: 5.5/10

1 comment:

  1. I'm waiting to see candy wrappers, taco bell bags, dead hookers, etc, behind your beers in the reviews to come