Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.44/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Editing this one (1-17-2013... no date on the bottle): Trying it again tonight after several years.... saw I gave it a fairly low rating and was shocked. I'm really enjoying this one the second time around.
A - Still not much of a head, but there is a bit of nice lace on the glass. The color is almost identical to the color of the label on the bottle. Cloudy and yeasty.
S - Sharp hop notes jump out of the glass, followed by a spritz of citrus and a crisp cracker or crusty bread note. Round "Belgian-esque" yeast aromas. Musky.
T - Yeasty, bready, and quite hoppy. This one hides its ABV extremely well. I would never have guessed that this was above 6%. Big time biscuity with floral British style hops (although thoroughly American in the level of hoppage. Tasty.
M - Medium-full. Extremely balanced with a big hoppy finish that is not overly bitter, but leaves just enough malt in the mix to balance this brew perfectly.
I had to go back and change everything about this review. I don't know why I didn't like this one the first time around. Bad bottle? Bad timing? Bad food pairing? Who knows. I LOVED this beer tonight, and I really enjoy ESB's in general as a food/session beer. This is a winner for sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2009 17:13:34 | More by pmcadamis
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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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