Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by TangTKE402:
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The picture on BA for this beer is different than the bottle I have, which says only "Harvest Special Ale," but that's probably because they changed the label since last year.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice 1 finger ivory head formed, which settled into a nice light froth and some decent lacing on the way down. Golden amber in color with good bubbles, and a slight haze.
Smell is hoppy and bright with some resin notes and a touch of flowers. It smells like a nice IPA.
Earthy flavors of sap and roots work on the palate. This has a nice dry bitterness right off the bat with a copper, metallic finish.
The mouthfeel is substantial enough, if a tad thin, and the hollow feel left in your mouth on the swallow is less than ideal.
This beer is great alternative to the more malty altbiers that are typically offered in the autumn, but one or two should suffice on a nice autumn afternoon.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 20:43:25 | More by TangTKE402
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.39/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle bought online from CraftBeerCo
Poured an orange copper colour with a little haze. Light creamy head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to nice firm layer... very sparse carbonation drifts very slowly to surface... very little lacing...
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...
Feel - Quite sharp and dry... medium bodied... pretty quaffable
Overall - A decent excellent example of an ESB although my bottle wasn't too fresh... would like to try a fresher bottle as this would be a good sessionable ale
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 10:01:35 | More by mdagnew
3.99/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
M-Mouthfeel has a medium body. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. A little oily. A little creamy. Soft. Moderate dry finish.
O-Overall a well-made beer again by Southern Tier
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 22:33:58 | More by reebtaerG
Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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