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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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87
very good

1,230 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 37
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 10-19-2003)
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Ratings: 1,230 | Reviews: 545 | Display Reviews Only:
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reynolds2121


3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-19-2012 01:00:31 | More by reynolds2121
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PapiMagnum

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-13-2013 06:54:32 | More by PapiMagnum
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-06-2014 02:22:30 | More by Kaveman
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-05-2012 04:51:45 | More by redfox405
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-25-2014 15:27:50 | More by audioserf
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-07-2013 21:24:00 | More by Whiskeydeez
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-03-2013 08:27:30 | More by beernads
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-24-2013 21:44:04 | More by aqualung23
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-18-2011 21:48:55 | More by Gatordaddy
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

Thanks to Lrrr for this one.

Emerges from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass a bronze golden color. A small white head forms and is backed by some decent lacing.

Aroma is fresh hops. Citrusy and a little grassy as well. Mostly grapefruit in the nose. A touch of caramel malt and a touch of graininess.

Fruity and slightly hoppy flavor. Some good caramel comes through as well. A good dose of fresh hop flavor seems to be the predominant flavor here. Light bodied and crisp with a bit of hop bitterness in the end.

I gave this all 3's because this really wasnt an ESB (in my humble opinion). Perhaps I am wrong, but based on the other 15 or so examples of ESB I have had, this one is nowhere close to the others. Too light in color, lots of fresh hop aroma, light bitterness, light body. If this were an APA, I would give around 4.2. But, with style in consideration, I dont think this fits at all, but I really enjoyed the beer.

10-10-2008 17:03:49 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-21-2014 00:31:32 | More by Nichols33
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-15-2012 18:23:59 | More by jameyp
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supermodified

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-11-2012 04:58:01 | More by supermodified
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-30-2013 00:44:14 | More by djrn2
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stxp

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

appearance: orangy warm color, good head, lacing- foamy/thin

smell: floral, earthy, a little fuity, wintery/piney

taste: light, sweet in the beginning, smooths out to more or a woodsy floral

mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, a little thick

overall:

(bethany's review)

11-04-2012 23:56:36 | More by stxp
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lauries444

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-17-2012 19:12:47 | More by lauries444
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-04-2012 05:17:52 | More by Dana718
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Rickyd


3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-19-2012 20:37:44 | More by Rickyd
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%

A-Pours out a clear amber/copper color that supports 1 1/2 fingers worth of soft,eggshell white foam.Moderate retention with stringy but gummy lacing on the glass.

S-Not much here.Mostly muted,dull,earthy hops with
only a slight citrus character peaking through.Some straightforward caramelized grains and a very soft pine note to finish.

T-Mediocre,fleeting flavors of whole grain toast,brown sugar,watery pine,Hen House oj and some grassy hops.

M-Light bodied with a transient flavor profile and no real substance to speak of.

O-Dissapointing.

10-31-2011 16:30:08 | More by StlHopHead77
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%

A= The pour is a nice orange color with a great looking slightly off white head on it that holds some great lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Hop heavy for sure. There is a lot of tropical fruit hops in it but they are balanced by a little malt sweetness and some popcorn smell.

T= The taste is very similar to the smell. A little too light for an ESB that's 6.4% There is a little hop bitterness as well as some of the sweet malts but not much of either. There is also a little butter popcorn in the finish.

M= Far too thin. Watery.

D= The drinkability is decent. I could drink a lot of them but I dunno how interested it would keep me. Good beer but a one and done for me.

09-28-2010 03:11:30 | More by jjanega08
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engagechad

Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -20.2%

Purchased as a single from Tom Leonards in Glen Allen VA - tulip

Pours an orangey yellow with decent head and not much lacing.

Smells like wine. in a bad way. not enjoable for me

Tastes bitter and stingy and feels the same

Overall this is probably the first beer that I didn't like from ST.

11-23-2011 12:14:45 | More by engagechad
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%

Pours golden with a thin white head that vanishes, but leaves spots of lacing.

The smell is of mild pine and citrus, with that ST house character (which happens to be nice).

The taste is of mild pine and citrus with mild malt/husk that becomes a bit soapy. The malt backbone diminishes, leaving a bitterness that lost the flavor-part. Not quite enough there to round out the bitterness.

It is on the thinnish side with fairly aggressive carbonation.

This just didn't "do it" for me. I was left with an almost aspirin-y bitterness without much else. The flavor started out fine but slipped to almost soap-ish and aspiriny.

09-23-2008 03:11:30 | More by jwc215
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JDV

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%

Bottle courtesy of Miketd. Thanks!
Pours yellowish gold with a lasting white head. Lighter than expected and looks much like a lager. Smell is grassy, earthy hoppiness, and mildly so. Taste is somewhat mild, and not very "green" or spicy like I like fresh hop beers. Melon and tea flavored hops mostly with some earthiness and mild bitterness. A bit watery and muted flavorwise, but this is very drinkable with no offensive qualities. Decent Pale.

03-24-2008 21:17:43 | More by JDV
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farrago

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%

Very loose foam, rises quickly to around a finger and falls back just the same, very little retention, off-white color, close to no lacing as well. The liquid is crystal clear and sparkles like freshly cleaned glass, for as fast as the head rises, close to zero visible bubbles inside the glass, light amber orange in hue. The nose features orange peel, ginger root, scones and baked bread, hoppy in an herbaceous way, not much sweetness here, black tea leaves, more metallic than earthy. Light to medium-bodied, the carbonation is average at best, while clean there’s little life and spring to its step. Malty with cocoa, coffee bean, toffee accents, the orange to lemon citrus noticeable, more pine here as well as peach, apricot, cherry fruit. About half and half grains versus full-on bread, lacks honey or bread glaze. Finishes with an increase in florality and blanched nuttiness, that metallic edge about as close to bitter as it gets. Flat mouth presence contributes to its inability to interest you. Still, no real annoying flaws just the absence of any superlative element.

09-26-2012 00:36:11 | More by farrago
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%

a: This was a slightly chill hazed, golden amber color. It was served to me with a small, wisp of a head.

s: Biscuity aromas with some caramel and mild, leafy hops. There just isn't all that much to the aroma.

t: Mild overall, kind of bland actually. Pale malts with a biscuit-like note backed by more bitter than flavorful herbal hops.

m: Medium body with fizzy carbonation.

o: My bad for ordering this, I was hoping for a hopped to hell harvest ale. This wasn't bad, just more balanced the the name led me to believe.

08-29-2011 19:41:12 | More by DIM
Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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