Sartori Harvest… doesn’t meet the hype

The good folks at Driftwood make some fine lagers and ales. In fact they have such a grand reputation for making fine lagers and ales they have built up a bit of a cult. Among their cult worthy beers like Birds of Prey and the almighty Fat Tug is the King of cult beer thing (i’m out of metaphors and buzzed, ok): Sartori Harvest. I’ve been looking for this beer for years and finally got my hands on some. I couldn’t wait to drink it so i made a video instead:

So, whilst being a decent IPA its not a euphoric state inducing, epiphany causing IPA. The hop flavour is great but the construction is a bit of a mess, poor balance, pour mouthfeel, maybe even some off flavour. Is it worth trying? Yea but one is enough.

DRIFTWOOD Sartori Harvest- 3.25/5

6 thoughts on “Sartori Harvest… doesn’t meet the hype

  1. mikescraftbeer September 24, 2015 / 1:04 am

    Darn. More of the same. My first experience with fresh hop beers was great but I have been enjoying them less and less. Still hope I get a bottle to make my own decision though.


      • mikescraftbeer September 24, 2015 / 1:30 am

        Really they recommend a pint glass? Yikes! Should be in a snifter or proper IPA glass. I would personally never drink something so aromatic out of a pint glass.


      • cturton September 24, 2015 / 1:59 am

        yea funny enough, i don’t have a proper IPA glass but i do have a snifter, should have used that but i was too excited.

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      • mikescraftbeer September 24, 2015 / 2:00 am

        Sometimes you have to follow their rules even if it is wrong. Lol

        Liked by 1 person

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