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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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87
very good

1,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 1159
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 10-19-2003)
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Reviews by HotHands:
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HotHands

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into glass stein.

A - pours a dark gold with a white head that slowly retreats to half height. Good lacing.

S - not much aroma, just some floral, slightly citrusy hops.

T - biscuity, caramel, and toffee malt flavors backed up by an interesting hop profile. Hops have a touch of citrus and pine but the main hop flavors are earthy, grassy, and a bit spicy.

M - average carbonation and a bit of a creamy feel.

D - Very drinkable.

This is a solid, easy-drinking brew that is well worth a try in the fall. It has some interesting hop flavors and you won't be disappointed. My only disappointment is that I didn't buy more.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 02:27:21 | More by HotHands
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Aroma - Strong biscuity malts, lightly toasted bread, light honey sweetness, some caramel, good juicy fruitiness (apples, apricots and some pears), lots of grassy notes, peppery hops, strong nuttiness, sea salt traces, some leathery traces...

Taste - Spicy / grassy hops to the fore, light toffee sweetness, juicy fruits (oranges, apples, light figs), biscuity maltiness, definite toasty bread, can't really make out any oats, faint metallic notes, light floral / perfume traces, salty...

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On draft at severna park taphouse from notes

A-Pours a medium caramely amber. Medium frothy creamy off-white head, fairly lasting.

S-Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, nice sweetness; citrus/orange grapefruit, toasty.

T-Tasty and flavorful. Citrus. Piney grapefruity finish.

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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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