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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,352 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 41
Gots: 92 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

muraco3, Today at 01:48 AM
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1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kmos27, Yesterday at 05:03 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Motozappa, Yesterday at 04:29 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Harvest Ale is my favorite of all of the autumn beers. It is not too spicey, and is quite refreshing.

CraftyViki, Friday at 08:04 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Brams17, Friday at 07:11 PM
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

glass_house, Friday at 02:47 PM
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Zsaevre, Friday at 02:26 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

memphischas, Friday at 02:25 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

sachie23, Thursday at 08:05 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

Clear medium amber pour coupled with a dash of dark ruby and with a good head. Retention is normal, lacing is above normal. Very nice nose of blended hops (citric, tropical and a touch of dank pine) over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Very nice balanced flavor profile that is complex. It begins with a rush of hop flavor - the citric and tropicals lead then flow into a dank note that is much more prevalent than suggested in the nose. The middle is a mild bitterness over biscuit, with a touch of caramel, light sweetness. The finish somewhat dry, but leaves you with the classic English ESB flavors and bitterness over a fading light biscuit. The 6.7% alcohol is completely hidden in this outstanding ESB.

tillmac62, Thursday at 07:56 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

This was a surprisingly good beer, expecting a malty harvest brew, but got a nicely balanced hoppy beer. Very drinkable and satisfiying

Naugled, Thursday at 06:44 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

Patlee3324, Thursday at 01:26 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Meyers1023, Thursday at 12:10 AM
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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz.

Pours a deep clear golden, eggshell film for a head retains very well.

Smells of rich caramel malts and a floral hoppiness.

Flavor is of biscuit malt and some lightly floral hoppiness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a disappointment by Southern Tier standards. It's just not as good as a lot of their other stuff. That said, it's still Southern Tier, so it's still very good and definitely worth trying. It's just not on par with their admittedly high standards.

Cylinsier, Wednesday at 11:48 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden with 1 finger of white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation.

Grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and caramel.

Firm biscuit and caramel malts along with some toasted bread. Grapefruit, pine needle, and hints of pineapple. Dry resin sticks the finish along with some bright florals.

Medium bodied, smooth, semi-dry, and juicy with a medium bitterness.

Bitter and juicy yet well malted. A strange but good "ESB."

justintcoons, Wednesday at 02:44 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jmmy3, Wednesday at 08:30 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

DruC4, Wednesday at 02:00 AM
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

A: Dark gold/rusted orange. Fairly dull looking. Nice 1 inch off-white creamlike head. Strong lacing accents. (3.75/5)

S: Sweet fruity flavors are dominant. Hoppy and bright orange, very resinous. Grassy, light caramel sweetness (4.5/5).

M: Light to medium bodied; low carbonation. Robust but smooth (4/5)

T: Pale malts, biscuity flavor second to citrus flavors of grapefruit and orange. Grassy and hop forward with moderate pine bitterness (4/5).

orcrist_cleaver, Wednesday at 01:19 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Austin_Cohen, Wednesday at 12:49 AM
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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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