Mybeerbuzz.com Highlights Harpoon Flannel Friday Amber Ale

07 September 2016

imageI hold in my hand the first new fall seasonal introduction since 1989 from Harpoon Brewery.  Say that a few times slowly and you’ll realize just how special this new fall seasonal beer is.

This is Harpoon Flannel Friday and it is a hoppy, malty and crisp amber ale.  This beer is named for when Harpoon employees noted that they knew fall was coming when more and more employees came to work in flannel.  In honor of this tradition, Harpoon started Flannel Friday where “Harpooners” wear flannel to work on Fridays…thus the perfect name for the new Harpoon fall seasonal, Flannel Friday.
image
This beer isn’t your traditional fall seasonal and it’s definitely not your typical amber ale.  Flannel Friday pours a rich reddish amber color with loads of citrus and malty caramel in the nose.  Due in part to the addition of Citra and Cascade hops, this beer strikes a decidedly hoppy take on a traditional malty fall amber ale….and as a hop lover I consider that to be a good thing.  There’s definitely a dominant malty thread to the flavors in this beer, but I really liked how the resinous and citrusy hops really balanced it all out and cleaned up the finish.  You won’t mistake Flannel Friday for an IPA, but you also won’t mistake it for a sweet malty amber ale. 

As a side note, we did try this beer on a late summer (pretty warm) evening.  I also can’t wait to try this beer again as our fall nights actually turn colder…so stay tuned on that one.

Harpoon Flannel Friday will be available in Sept and Oct in 12oz cans (and bottles) and on draft; so no, this beer won’t get in the way of your Oktoberfest celebrations (and drinking).  The beer hits 5.7%-AbV and 35 IBU so I think you’ll find it as drinkable as I did.  Try Harpoon Flannel Friday f

or yourself

….and when you do

….be sure to let us know what YOU think.
.

0 comments (click to read or post):

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment...I do moderate them so it may not immediately appear...and please be nice!

WILK Friday BeerBuzz

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

Lets Talk Beer!

We've added some tools to encourage interaction. First and foremost, you'll see the Recent Comments section up above. This list displays the most recent comments from individual posts. Feel free to comment on ANY post by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of any post, or any link in the Recent Comments section. Comments are moderated, however you can choose to post anonymously.

Please also remember mybeerbuzz is very active on Facebook & Twitter and we DO support RSS feeds for posts and comments.

Advertising

mybeerbuzz.com is not affiliated with any of the advertisers shown above. We run Ads as a way to help offset the costs to run this FREE blog....BUT if you do happen to click on any of these ads (even if you don't buy), we do eventually get a few pennies....literally.
Creative Commons License
mybeerbuzz.com by mybeerbuzz.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mybeerbuzz.com.

  © Copyright 2016 mybeerbuzz.com

Back to TOP