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Harvest Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,506 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 46
Gots: 138 | 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 -2.6%

mobrockman, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mike099, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Crystal clear amber with an inch tall white head which receded to even surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Nothing much

t: Hops forward over light malt backbone. Enough hops to register easily but not enough to linger on the tongue very long. Actually more hoppy and less malty than any other ESB I have ever had. An American take no doubt.

m: Light. Darker color is the only hint that this is not a summer IPA.

o: Pretty good as a fall IPA, but too many other good ones out there to search this one out again.

scotorum, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bcheng, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smb71481, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

woodchipper, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jkball01, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

heerboth, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

jerefreakinmiah, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

sketchyhoodie, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

timoteo833, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

anhigdon, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

lockewoodfin, Oct 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

sansho, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kroller86, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jminch, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Troville1990, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

erha2, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

cw13, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CDCNAM, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of CowsCanBark
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into standard pint glass from 12 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a transparent, dark gold with a two finger tan-white head. The head is actually retaining quite well, leaving sticky, soppy residue on my glass. A very quality looking beer, for sure.

Smell: The first smell that whiffs into my nostrils is a strong scent of slightly spicy hops, followed by an almost equally strong malt backing. It is also very sweet smelling, almost like caramel, with a mild alcohol emittance. Overall, it's just very malty and hoppy.

Taste: Ah, the smell did not disappoint! Upon my first sip, I am greeted with a fairly strong and bitter hop kick, followed by that oh-so-recognizable malt that I was smelling. The hops are definitely very piney and just a little flowery, with notes of alcohol much stronger than it smelled. I may detect some citrus and cinnamon/nutmeg, but I'm not entirely certain. Regardless, it's delicious!

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel goes along very well with the taste. It is a medium-light bodied beer, with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is not overly thick or heavy, it's pretty great when compared to the taste profile.

Overall: This is just a great beer overall, a beer that would have no problem with both hops lovers and malt lovers. The almost perfect blend of flowery and spicy hops paired with the sweet, caramel-like malt is just awesome. Highly recommended for ANY fan of craft beer!

CowsCanBark, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WDJersey, Oct 06, 2013
Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.