Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sebago Brewing Company - Local Harvest Ale

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass

From the Sebago Brewing Company comes their Local Harvest Ale, an American Pale Ale distinctly in the California tradition. The body is a medium to dark brown, very hazy, with a muted tan head. The foam is frothy and of considerable size. The retention is excellent and there's great lacing right off the bat. The nose is hoppy with hints of citrus and pine. There's a slight earthiness that reminds me a bit of a black tea. Finally there's a slight bit of sugary sweetness.

It seems like there is a bit of a delay of the impact of the flavor, but it comes through soon enough. The beer is full-bodied with coarsely cracked malted grains that produce a mild toasty sweetness. Grapefruit defines the citrus hops and they have an incredibly fresh and leafy character to them. The beer seems highly herbal and carries a mild candied finish. Hops linger making this a highly enjoyable APA. Definitely one to try.

Final Verdict: A-

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