Tuesday, August 14

Beer Review: Bridgeport Brewing Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale

"A spiced harvest ale with rich caramel color, unique dry-hop character and subtle hints of caramel and nutmeg."


The first this year of my Fall ale reviews...  Bridgeport will be releasing some new brews and I especially look forward to one that will be out in about a month following this.

Appearance: (3.0)
- Dark molasses brown, very clear, and very low carbonation. A quick fizzling head of off-white leaves but a trace over the brew, and a tiny ring in the glass. Fitting though for the style..  to a point.

Smell: (4.0)
- Nice sweet caramel and molasses notes with a nice earthy and grassy hop character. The cinnamon and nutmeg shine through just perfectly. Seems like a drinker to me.

Taste: (3.5)
- Nice caramel and light toffee flavors and certainly a grassy and earthy hop flare with a nice zesty little bite. The cinnamon and nutmeg play very well with the rest of the ingredients, creating a very nicely balanced, and tasty brew. Certainly worth the try.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Medium to light bodied, bubbly carbonation, and a little chewy and drying..  a touch cloying really. Not bad, and the hops certainly do dry this number up a little.

Overall: (3.5)
- This is a solid above average Fall seasonal. It doesn't really bang in any particular category, it just is what it is...  a solid tasty drinkable seasonal brew.

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(BeerAdvocate.com Rating Scale)

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