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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,252 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 37
Gots: 59 | 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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discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-19-2012 23:30:38 | More by discdueler
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-19-2012 22:27:59 | More by Eastside151
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a becker.

Pours a clear light amber color with an off white head. Head settles to a finger width thick. Layer of lace remains, with minimal patching.

Brew smells of a variety of hops and a biscuity malt backbone. Good nose.

Brew is crisp and has a nice peppery feel up front and finishes slighty bitter. Good hops here; grapefruit, spiciness and barley as well. Good solid rounded mouthfeel. Very nice session brew here. Good umph to it. Lots of english flavor here. Nice hops and a subtle malt noticed.

This is a very good, hoppy, sessionable brew here. A perfect brew to have on a fall evening.

10-19-2012 01:02:18 | More by magine
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-19-2012 00:56:57 | More by XavierMuskies
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

10-18-2012 04:07:40 | More by tmars13
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kuhndog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-18-2012 02:41:00 | More by kuhndog
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-17-2012 18:49:28 | More by UltimateLivewire
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stephensinner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-17-2012 00:43:27 | More by stephensinner
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Stoutman88

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-16-2012 21:35:30 | More by Stoutman88
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ Bevco. Brewed with "Ale yeast, four varieties of hops, two types of malts" in the ESB style. 6.7% ABV

Pours out to a clear dark golden, forming a mthin white head with poor retention and sparse lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation, ~2.3 carbs. The nose is full of fresh american hops...I'm guessing centennial, cascade, with a touch of skunk....Not English style at all...underlying this is some nice fruity yeast esters, a clean fermentation, and some nice malt character. The mouthfeel is bright, with a hoppy acidity, a medium-dense body, and a soft carbonation. The taste opens with the aforementioned citrus hops, followed by the suggestion of orange with a touch of toast and grass, followed by a pleasant well-balanced bitterness and an aftertaste of pineapple and mango from the hops. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste for quite a while. Peculiar water profile almost has a salty character...not chalky like gypsum, but more like calcium chloride, and the sodium accentuates the sharp hoppiness.

Well, this is a well-brewed beer, but it's not an ESB. It's more like an IPA for all practical purposes. Quite a bit different than what I was expecting. Not good enough for me to buy again.

10-16-2012 21:26:21 | More by Mitchster
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mcmeekin91

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-16-2012 17:08:24 | More by mcmeekin91
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-15-2012 20:11:47 | More by Twifiter
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Soomars

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

10-15-2012 13:44:36 | More by Soomars
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-15-2012 10:31:53 | More by IPAFrankieH
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beertunes

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Nice 12oz bottle poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a light coppery-amber color with just a thin cap of off-white head that had low retention and lacing.

Noticeable hoppiness hit the nose first, then a nice grainy malt scent wafted in. The hops were also the prominent feature on the tongue, but the malts were there to provide support and balance.

The body was crisp and smooth with the hops lingering on the back for bit. Drinkability was good, you could too easily drink several of these. Overall, a pretty good brew, certainly worth trying if you see it.

10-14-2012 23:51:18 | More by beertunes
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%

This beer is a clear golden color with a white-ish head. It's a malty, lightly hopped smell, with some fresh earth, grain, and fruit (peach and apricot, maybe). The taste is very well balanced. Some toasted sweetness in the front, followed by a hop bitterness...some herbal flavors. Interesting beer, very drinkable and full in flavor.

10-14-2012 22:01:46 | More by Suds
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prisoner1572

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2012 19:31:39 | More by prisoner1572
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Wow. I suppose wow is a frequent adjective used for Southern Tier brews, but wow. This is an unexpected treat. I wasn't sure what this was when I bought it. There are a lot of things going on with this. There are hops and more hops, and then more hops. And then there are malt tastes and more malt tastes. Wow.

The appearance is an amber color with very little head.The aroma precedes the taste with a bunch of dark hops and maltiness. After that, the dark bitter hops won't quit. This is an amazing value - such a great beer.

10-14-2012 03:51:23 | More by schoolboy
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-14-2012 01:46:49 | More by NoProblem
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-13-2012 02:56:22 | More by jnikkel
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thisisnotmyname

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2012 01:13:52 | More by thisisnotmyname
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-12-2012 23:16:17 | More by jburchett
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tinker

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-12-2012 19:27:49 | More by tinker
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Duenan84

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-12-2012 03:06:21 | More by Duenan84
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-11-2012 04:06:03 | More by rdoggg
Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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