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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,535 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 48
Gots: 160 | FT: 0
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: John on 10-19-2003

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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served an amber colored beer with a small white head. The head faded rather fast to leaves a light amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was of a malty biscuit smell mixed with citrus and pine hops. While these were the dominant aromas there was a lighter caramel sweetness.

Taste – The hops show up early in this one and create a hopped pine and citrus flavor on top of a lightly sweetened malt base. As the flavor advances more caramel sweetness comes to the tongue with some of the hop flavors growing slightly lighter in intensity. This changes however as the sweetness lessens again more toward the end due to a roasted malt flavor that comes to the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly higher than average side in terms of creaminess with the carbonation level being on the lower side.

Overall – Really not the best ESB out there, but not bad either. It has a decent flavor profile with some nice flavors. It is well worth a try if you have the chance.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour is a clear amber, well carbonated, and a 1 finger head the dissipates fairly quickly.

Aroma is malt forward with some pine notes.

Taste is initially bread, sweet, a hint of caramel, and then the hops kick in with some modest bitterness and slight tart grapefruit. Not ultra bitter in the end...very well balanced. A little pepper lingers.

I was getting a bit tired of Marzens this fall, and Harvest provides a really nice alternative for the season. Another good one from Southern Tier.

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4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle picked up at Wegman's -I enjoyed this on tap before and wanted to try in the bottle -enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is resplendent tarnished golden with good clarity/visible carbonation and thick white cap with copious lace stickage. The smell is herbal spice with some hop fruitiness and yeast esters augmenting with slight apple notes and mild sweet toasted malt. The feel is balanced well with hops giving a bite up front relaxing into a slight sweet tinge of malt with moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish with low alcohol in the feel.

The taste has some pine hop flavors with herbs and slight grassy tinges with a light dried fruit element from the yeast. The malt flavor is mostly dry with slight toastiness you may expect in a pale beer with some nice caramel accents and the hops become citrus as the finish arrives with some light lemon and possibly a hint of grapefruit. The malt and yeast anchor the beer with some very gentle pear and pine returns in the hop flavor as it warms. The overall take is a good Pale ale or ESB as it is listed here with plenty of drinkability a very quaffable brew to my taste.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint glass(two brothers) with dark orange color(not really amber). Head is small and goes fast.
Aroma is malty and very floral.
Taste is complex with malty sweetness upfront and floral hops near the end and after taste of pine. Some fruitiness and biscuit as well. Mouth feel is light and carbonated. It does not linger long. As I said, just some pine after taste.
Overall, a good seasonal beer that really comes across as different than most you might get in the fall.

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice amber color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Mild carbonation and mild lacing present. Not as lively as you might expect for a recently released, fresh beer

S: Malt, hops, citrus, hints of nutmeg and pumpkin, and a slight floral smell.

T: Revealing a bit more than the smell, with malt, hops, nutmeg, grapefruit, other citrus, floral and even pumpkin notes coming through with a hint of cinnamon.

M: Earthy yet smooth, slightly dry, and slightly bitter. Presents a decent balance of flavors. Slightly thin on the back end.

O: A good mix of decently balanced flavors that come together for a good autumn taste. I found hints of a pumpkin ale, slighter hints of an IPA, and even a brown ale. Interesting profile, even if it might be a bit all over the place. For me, it's not quite there but it's close.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours light orange with a one finger head. Dissipates t a light cap and a minimal but sticky lacing.

S - Sweet malt and piney hops, the pine almost melds into a woody smell. Certainly reminds me of fall.

T - Tastes almost exactly like it smells, sweet caramel from the malt at first, with a woody pine following. Bitterness throughout, persists into the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and light on carbonation, crisp.

O - I really like this as a fall beer, especially as a more simple alternative to a pumpkin ale or similar spiced beer. Crisp and refreshing, nice flavor and smell. Has a little too much of a leaning towards an IPA though. Another good beer from Southern Tier.

Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,535 ratings.