So this is probably going to be the last post from me that’s not a pumpkin beer. Whether that makes you totally psyched or makes you quickly remove us from your bookmarks, I really don’t care because It. Is. Happening.
I’m using Cape Cod Beer’s Harvest Ale, a 5% German Ale, as a nice transition to get us into that autumnal mood. This is one of my favorite offerings from my hometown brewery. Very fresh looking, pouring a brown/tawny color with a clinging white head and a good amount of lacing.
The aroma is clean malts, grainy and nutty, and reminds me of a loaf of freshly baked bread. This wholesome breadiness carries over into the taste, plus some very light citrus notes. It finishes toasty and with a mild hop bitterness. This is a very simple, yet enjoyable beer. It coats your mouth and has a perfect level of carbonation, though can feel a bit thin.
Harvest Ale’s refreshing nature and drinkability make it almost like a session beer. I can definitely see using it as an accessible start for those non-craft beer drinking dinks. Cheers, Cape Cod.