Harvest Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 10-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,724
Reviews:
601
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
264
For Trade:
0
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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kind of amber/tan with a two finger head that dissipated into a sheen and left ok lacing.

A bit odd really, quite herbal and floral with citrusy hops notes, bready caramel malt, earthiness, nuts.

Some fruit flavors drift in, but there's still plenty of floral hops, citrus, and caramel.

Body is moderately carbonated, medium and slightly slick. An earthy hops/caramel malt flavor finishes it up.

It's a bit odd, really, but likeable.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 2-finger frothy white head. Nice retention and really nice lacing. Clear with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles.

S – Nutty, bready, and caramel malts with an equal helping of grapefruit, earthy, and floral hops. Apple esters creep in as the beer warms.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and apple esters. As the taste progresses, malt profile develops and gains nutty and bready flavors, which blend nicely with the earthy, grapefruit, and floral hop bitterness that begins to creep in at the finish.

F – Medium-bodied with decent carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit hop bitterness lingers nicely.

O – This is a really tasty beer. It has a nice malt and hop profile that is suited for a fall day – earthy and floral aromas and flavors rather than tons of tropical fruits. I think the apple esters also add a nice touch to the flavor. Another drinkable and tasty brew from Southern Tier.

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

Single bottle from a sixer from Consumer Beverages in Orchard Park, NY.

Poured into a nonic. Light caramel golden, clear, with a sturdy head of foam. Nice lacing, good retention. Solid looking brew.

Nose is grain and resin, a touch of citrus hops, apple peel and some other spices.

Tasty ale - wouldn't have guessed ESB, but there you go. Nice cereal-resin entry, a bit of fruit (again the apple), good woodsiness to it. Granted, I was drinking this while camping, which alters one's perceptions of things.

Lighter body, slightly creamy.

Flavorful pale ale at a pretty reasonable price. Will get again!

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Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,724 ratings.
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