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Harvest - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

606 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 13
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2001

The culmination of a long growing season, the autumn harvest comes once a year. We mark the end of summer with the release our seasonal brown ale, Harvest. Vermont maple syrup added during the brewing process yields a lasting sweetness on the palate that's guaranteed to warm your soul.

Raise a glass and enjoy the spirit of the season. Pairs well with wood-splitting, leaf-raking and pumpkin carving.

In celebration of the autumn harvest we’ve brewed this brown ale with locally harvested Vermont ingredients... a truly unique Taste of Vermont!

13 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Harvest opens with a yeasty, malty aroma, like rising wheat dough and toast crust, but with layers of delicate sugars dancing on the surface, including tender pink grapefruit, light rose petal, fig, pear, and just a touch of maple syrup. A more solid orange and apricot layer rises just above this, but by and large the bready grain flavors take center stage, reminiscent of wheat fields after a rainstorm. As a whole the nose is good, but slightly light on sugars, and for a beer brewed with maple syrup, the actual maple syrup notes are very light--light enough that I'm not sure I would have known they were there, were it not printed on the label, and would have attributed the aromas to brown sugar.

On the tongue, Harvest opens with a grain-based movement, being full of wheat stalks, whole wheat toast crust, biscuit, and floury baguette. The sugars come in later, and while they do bring some sweetness to the brew in the form of brown sugars, light vanilla, some caramel, and the faintest hint of maple syrup, the grains still win out handily. In fact, there's even a slight tobacco layer near the bottom of the figurative well, and this alone creates more attention than the maple syrup. The aftertaste does bear a few more berry notes, as well as wheat stalks and brown sugars, and lingers for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, I like this as a friendly and accessible summer beer, being lighter on flavors without sacrificing nuance. However, for a Fall beer (Harvest only being brewed September to November), I would like a bit more sugary punch to accompany the already-present and excellent layer of grains and breads.

There's obviously a large difference between the reviews of this beer posted by regular users and those posted by The Bros. According to the one Bro review, the reviewed bottle apparently contained "A blurb about using 17 different malt and hop varieties." However, a quick check of Long Trail's website reveals only five malt and hop varieties: Two-Row, Wheat, Amber, Nugget, and Mt. Hood. I'm not sure if the recipe changed, or if a review was posted incorrectly.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of obywan59
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear brown to orange-brown with a light tan 3 finger head that leaves good lacing.

Nutty aromas of roasted malt and coffee.

Seemed lightly tart at first, but was balanced by sweet malt after it settled down. Toasted malt and coffee flavor with light bitterness.

Light bodied with light peppery feel and a bit of warmth in the throat.

Nicely done. Should be a crowd pleaser. Normally I prefer more substantial beers, but this is a nice change of pace. It would make a good session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking brown color, it had good clarity to it along with a nice thin white head on top. The smell of the beer gave off some autumn spice along with some roasted nutty aromas. The taste of the beer wasn't too bad either, it had a semi-sweet roasted quality to it along with a dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was on the lighter side even for a darker brew, the carbonation wasn't too overpowering and the finish had a light tingle to it. Overall this beer wasn't too bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent brown with white head that fades. Aroma of toffee, light brown sugar, and slight nutty. Tastes of toffee, light brown sugar, subtle cola, and light cinnamon, nutty and caramel towards the finish. Medium carbonation with light body.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.