Harvest Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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

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

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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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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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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,725 ratings.
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