991. Harpoon Catamount Maple Wheat (100 Barrel Series #26)

991. Harpoon Catamount Maple Wheat (100 Barrel Series #26)

I bought this bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits in late February and had it on the 4th of March.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Harpoon Brewery
Alcohol: 6.80%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 3.5| Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

ll: 3.7

Pours a clear, dark copper. Topped by a fluffy, cohesive, beige head that fades to a film leaving patchy lace. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee and maple syrup. A bit of leafy hops appear on the swirl.

A light, bready sweetness upfront builds in sweetness in the center with caramel malts and maple syrup. There's a light spiciness towards the finish, which is lightly bitter. Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Malty, but balanced. There's not so much maple syrup so as to make the beer overwhelmingly sweet, but it could have used a bit more to add a bit more maple flavor, which was mild overall.

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