Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopsolutely:
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A decent ESB, although without the hop focus for which I'd hoped given Southern Tier's proclivity (which I greatly appreciate). Not a completely standard ESB, but definitely focused on caramelized malts.
Pours a near-iridescent coppered amber with limited white head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is primarily of caramelized malts. The flavour starts with the sweet caramelization but transitions into a pleasant bitterness in the body and finish. Although I can't pick out specific varietals, pleased this is an ESB that has met more than just bittering hops.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 23:29:54 | More by hopsolutely
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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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