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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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small head quickly dissipates with minimal lacing. Golden amber color. Beer has a nice earthy taste to it with some hopiness reminiscent of a pale ale. Definitely a different option from many of the other fall beers available. In my opinion a good fall option for fans of ESBs and pale ales.

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3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've enjoyed Southern Tier's IPA so thought I would give their Harvest Ale a whirl...

Pours a pale golden with a short-lived white head. Brilliantly clear.

Aroma is of earthy hops and Munich malt with a tea aroma in the background.

Strong piney and earthy hops flavor. Strong bitterness too. The hop bitterness overwhelms most of the malt flavor.

I enjoyed the hop flavor in this beer - I thought the pine and woody and earthy characteristics blended very well together. Bit too bitter for me though and wish their was more malt backbone.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sothern Tier Harvest is a pale golden amber in the glass, very clear with a foamy white head that leaves respectable lacing.

The aroma has bready malts and very fresh spicy/citusy hops.

The flavor is definitely more hop centric than malt with a decidedly bitter and ever so slightly sour finish from the earthy spicy hops with a resinous-citrus background. The pale malts are fresh and bready and stay in the backseat but do impart a good amount of flavor, especially as it warms.

The mouthfeel is on the light/medium side and nicely carbonated.

A very drinkable and refreshing bitter!

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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,749 ratings
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