Beer #153 is Catamount Maple Wheat (Session 35) by Harpoon Brewery. Harpoon hails from the glorious state of Massachusetts. This beer is an American Pale Wheat Ale with an ABV of 6.8%. This is part of Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series in which a different Harpoon brewer chooses a different recipe every month and brews a limited run.
I finally get a chance to use my Harpoon glass that I received from Cavie (fellow beer blogger http://cavalierbeer.wordpress.com/) for this pour. Just look at that beautiful color…a nice clear amber with a small off white head. I loved watching this beer in action…there were a ton of tiny little bubbles rising to the top of the glass. The nose was subtle but pleasant, an aroma of maple was present but it wasn’t overpowering. There were also some wheat and bread like aromas. That maple was the first thing that hits you in the taste. It was also grainy with a noticeable wheat flavor. A good way to describe it would be like liquid bread. Again though, all of the flavors were very subdued. It had a lot of carbonation and a medium body. This was really easy to drink.
Overall a nice beer. I enjoyed this one on my back deck while soaking up the springtime rays.