Harpoon – UFO Winter Blond Ale

This beer pours light straw yellow and a decent moderate white head. The aromas from the initial pour surprise with a definite coffee tone. The mouth flavor is typical blonde profiles with a prominent fresh brewed ice coffee flavor. The overall experience is bright and with a moderate intensity. This is quite different from most Winter / Seasonal beers but is one of the best seasonal beer I have tasted from Harpoon.

Harpoon – Winter Warmer

This is quite possibly the quintessential Christmas Beer. Dominated on the nose with Cinnamon and Nutmeg, the flavors are more prevalent with the pour.   With a lush 1 finger creamy head this beer displays a dark copper hue.   Rich full malt forms a rigid structure around classic comforting holiday spices.   A surprising sweet tongue is balanced by bittering hops that finish with a lingering presence of spices that harken the holiday spirit.

Contributor Shawn Klumpjan

Beer for Review Provided by Lipman Brothers, LLC