Beer review: Ægir Harvest Ale 2011

Now it’s time for a Norwegian beer from Ægir that appeared at Vinmonopolet earlier this year.

Ægir Harvest Ale is a single hop pale ale with Columbus hops. Ægir usually delivers very high quality beers. Let’s see if the Harvest Ale is as good as the rest of the Ægir beers.

Ægir Harvest AleLooks

Hazy orange copper color with a big fluffy head that laces good on the glass. Looks very good!

Aroma

There are some barnyard notes to the aroma. It is very fruity with some flowery hints as well.

The aroma is very promising!

Flavor

Much like the aroma the flavor is very fruity. The beer has a good malty base with some nice mildly sweet tones to it.

The hops are also very mild but matches the malty profile very good. Pine, some citrus and some soapy notes are present in the flavor.

Finish

Pretty long finish with nice bitterness from the hops. Mostly pine and grape fruit.

Food matches

I had this beer some weeks back with a creamy moose stew, which was a very good match indeed!

Rating

This is a powerful, yet refreshing beer. Very balanced and enjoyable. The soapy hints I’m getting is a bit too prominent for a really high score. Score: 4/5.

Ægir Harvest Ale

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