Harvest Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good
1,723 Ratings
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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:
1,723
Reviews:
601
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
264
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,723 |  Reviews: 601
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ESB pours a nice clear and luminous medium copper, with a nice head of off white bubbles that fades to a thick bubbled ring, thin layer, and spotty lacing. Nose of caramel malts, floral and herbal hops, and light grains on the background. Flavors exceed the nose with solid caramel malts to the front, followed by moderately bitter herbal hops to the mid and floral hops and light honey to the rear. Medium carbonation keeps it lively with a medium dry finish. Solid for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of Patoc141525
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djchrismac
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herze
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toolg
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOSean
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: earthy, floral, toffee;

T: earthy up front; floral from mid-palate through the finish; mild bitterness build to moderate in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: I could drink this all day;

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Photo of JDW4195
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with an eggshell-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Initial impression is resinous bite, but quickly followed by a slight malty sweetness. Overall, the hops win out. Alcohol is evident but not overwhelming. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is dry, with briefly lingering hops bitterness. Quite refreshing, but more bitter than I was expecting.

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Photo of Mississippi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzogine
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To be honest it's a decent beer

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Photo of Keith27614
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samibr
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,723 ratings.
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