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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 42
Gots: 93 | 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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Handed across the bar a clear, dark copper-gold body (looks like brewed tea), with a thin coating of white suds. Standard laceworks on the way down.

Smell: Pale malts with some soundly bready and biscuit-hinted notes to it and sweetish touch of golden syrup, maybe an infinitesimal bit of light caramel. Modestly spicy, fruity as well.

Taste: Bready, biscuity maltiness given a thin drizzle of treacle for a kiss of sweetness. Earthy, spicy hops with some dried lemon peel. Moderate bitterness. Some late fruitiness with a rebound of sugar for a hint of candied apple. Bittersweet, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Harvest Ale is an enjoyable, quaffable brew for early Sunday morning drinking.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Yancey82
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Yancey82, Today at 04:49 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

username, Yesterday at 11:30 PM
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BigRedDog, Yesterday at 04:13 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

EdwardK77, Yesterday at 12:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Bluesman2383, Saturday at 07:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kmos27, Saturday at 05:03 AM
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BigFatOgre, Saturday at 04:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Motozappa, Saturday at 04:29 AM
Photo of CraftyViki
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
Photo of tillmac62
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
Photo of Cylinsier
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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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.