Harvest Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale
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3.84/5
Very Good
1,751 Ratings
Harvest AleHarvest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by John on 10-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,793
Reviews:
610
Ratings:
1,751
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Mastodactyl
1.03/5  rDev -73.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- The beer first begins with a one finger head that within 5 minutes disappears completely leaving amazing lacing. The beer has a clear light orange body with a good amount of carbonation bubbles. This is not good.

S- You first smell the pine hops, then the bitter, then the smooth malts. Again, a little too much.

T- There is some hop, but mostly bitterness. Not exactly drinkable.

M- Watery, some carbonation.

D- Couldn't really drink this beer all season, if all day for that matter. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Hopefully Pumking is better.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Bluesman2383
1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Photo of duvel1979
1.87/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of gatornation
2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured way to light it was a pale yellow color like a pils with a small white head it all dissipated and left just a flat yellow liquid in the glass ..not impressed the smell was faint in all areas faint hops and malt no real aroma here just plain..the taste was more of the same not a strong or bitter brew not hoppy or malty pretty much tasted like a budwieser ..just awful..do not recommend this one at all

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Photo of Angryzen
2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.16/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of CJake
2.18/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What should you know about this "special ale" It's an IPA. Lots of hops. Definitely not what I was expecting when I poured it. If you like IPA I'm sure you'll like it, but it's no ale.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

mixed six from ABC - i was expected more maltiness from this autum beer. very hop forward...

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2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of claspada
2.38/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color, with only a small ring of lacing and a small off-white head worth mentioning.
Aromas are lacking indeed; a faint amount of fresh hops with a hint of light, breaded malt. Left me flat and not expecting much for the taste
Flavor consists of a lightly toasted malt and a light floral hop with a fairly bitter finish. Followed the nose as I feared; quite a let down as I expect greatness from ST, maybe too high of expectations on my part. There is also a bit of tangy in the mouth. Smooth but forgettable.
As mentioned several times above, very light in its characteristics. Certainly more could have been done with this recipe. An unfortunately average offering from an otherwise excellent brewery.

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2.44/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,751 ratings