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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,354 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,354
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:
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(Beer added by: John on 10-19-2003)
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Fusion7777, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Light copper. Nice hoppy nose. The flavor profile and body are a bit thin, however. This is very sessionable but the key to an ESB for me is the mutual co-existence between the malt and hop flavors. There is not enough of a malt backbone here to make me happy.

57md, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

YamagamiTravis, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TimRex, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of UnderPressure
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden copper colored beer. Decent he's retention.

Strong citrusy hop aroma. Very striking and surprising. Some roasted malt aroma.

Very citrusy, Very tea-like flavor. Very different than I thought it would be.

Light to medium bodied mouthfeel with a very dry, bitter finish.

Overall, a very odd beer for me. Not sure really what style to compare it to. There is a lot going on. Very complex beer.

UnderPressure, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

zimm421, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Skramer, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

BeerLover99, Jan 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

440kk, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jmccullough108, Jan 20, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled on date reads 07/31/2012. Poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.

A - Pours a coppery orange color with a fair amount of bubbles and a nice one finger of white foam head. Some nice lacing on the glass on the way down.

S - Smells like what I'd imagine a hopped up spiced pumpkin beer might smell like. Some pine hops. Dry malts. Vague fresh cinnamon. Some gourd. Some other kind of spice which I'm not sure about.

T - Nice hop bitterness in the foreground, with a dry malty finish. Green apples. Maybe some pear. Nicely balanced, but I was hoping for a little bit stronger of a hop bite. With 4 hops and 2 malts (as the bottle says) I still feel this beer is more forward on the malts.

M - Mouth feel is good, the beer is very dry though which isn't my favorite. Not resinous, but still sticky and bitter tasting hops lingering around.

Overall, a decent beer from Southern Tier. They usually don't disappoint, and this was above what I was expecting for sure. Got this 6 pack from my local beer store for $2.99 also, so I don't really see how you could go wrong with that deal.

Southern Tier Harvest Ale ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jan 20, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- golden
Smell-floral hops, a small tiny bit of pine, an earthiness
Taste- A nice blend of hops with malts. There a slight caramel taste.
Mouthfeel- true to style, a nice bite
Overall- A great ESB which will please hopheads, but is balanced an smooth. A well blended beer. I'd pick it up again.

caulfield, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 14, 2013
Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,354 ratings.