Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by lbkornlb14:
4.22/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
If you are thinking this beer is going to be an octoberfest or pumpkin type beer, you are wrong. But you can see how one would make a mistake, being as it is grouped in the fall styles, and at my particular beer distributor in the pumpkin/ofests. I really enjoyed this beer. It has a nice sweet taste on the back of your tongue and a nice hop aroma of citrus and sweet pine almost like pine needles sprayed with some maple syrup. it pours orangey light yellow, just about a gold. a nice head with obvious lacing. mouthfeel is light-medium to medium, drinkability is really nice, i bought a six last week and again this week, I rarely do that. bottom line is in the great season of pumpkin beers and octoberfests, it is a welcome change up for the hop craving thats not over the top. a must try for all "harvest type" lovers.
Thank you Southern Tier.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 20:02:01 | More by lbkornlb14
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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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