It is, in the word’s literal sense, cool outside. I mean, seriously, it won’t even reach 60 today. On the positive side, the autumn seasonal beers have arrived, and that is definitely, figuratively, cool. And as always, we open the season with Redhook’s offering: The Late Harvest Autumn Ale.
I got to be honest here, I was not bowled over. The 5.9% ale is fairly malty, yet seems thin, almost like a summer ale. Now, I did enjoy Redhook’s summer offering, but an autumn brew should obviously not be too reminiscent of that.
The flavor is not bad when it hits the tongue, but leaves a strange almost burnt aftertaste. It doesn’t linger too badly, but long enough to start fantasizing about drinking something else.
Vote for Red Hook Late Harvest Autumn Ale: It’s your civic duty!