Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,528 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 45
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: John on 10-19-2003)
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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1.02/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- The beer first begins with a one finger head that within 5 minutes disappears completely leaving amazing lacing. The beer has a clear light orange body with a good amount of carbonation bubbles. This is not good.

S- You first smell the pine hops, then the bitter, then the smooth malts. Again, a little too much.

T- There is some hop, but mostly bitterness. Not exactly drinkable.

M- Watery, some carbonation.

D- Couldn't really drink this beer all season, if all day for that matter. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Hopefully Pumking is better.

Serving type: bottle

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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured way to light it was a pale yellow color like a pils with a small white head it all dissipated and left just a flat yellow liquid in the glass ..not impressed the smell was faint in all areas faint hops and malt no real aroma here just plain..the taste was more of the same not a strong or bitter brew not hoppy or malty pretty much tasted like a budwieser ..just awful..do not recommend this one at all

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.16/5  rDev -43.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

mixed six from ABC - i was expected more maltiness from this autum beer. very hop forward...

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2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color, with only a small ring of lacing and a small off-white head worth mentioning.
Aromas are lacking indeed; a faint amount of fresh hops with a hint of light, breaded malt. Left me flat and not expecting much for the taste
Flavor consists of a lightly toasted malt and a light floral hop with a fairly bitter finish. Followed the nose as I feared; quite a let down as I expect greatness from ST, maybe too high of expectations on my part. There is also a bit of tangy in the mouth. Smooth but forgettable.
As mentioned several times above, very light in its characteristics. Certainly more could have been done with this recipe. An unfortunately average offering from an otherwise excellent brewery.

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2.44/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - pale straw yellow, with more than a finger of frothy pure white head held aloft by several streams of carbonation

S - a light and airy aroma that at first hits me as citrine, however a deeper whiff puts it more accurately at spiced malts, not quite as sharp as coriander, but perhaps nutmeg/ginger/clove, or other autumn-esque spices and these rest atop the sweet, wheaty, malty profile

T - the palate is far hoppier than i had expected plus a non-hop spicy bitterness that neither compliments the hops or succeds well on its own. unfortunately this bitterness drowns out any flavors that would be there

M&D - drinkable a bit colder than i tried it at, just too non-hoppy bitter for me, i love southern tier stuff, to me this is just a miss, not bad flavors, just to bitter for me, esp for a harvest ale

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.