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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. DOB 7/16/13.

A: Pours a clear copper amber with an average white head. Not a lot of visible carbonation. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Hoppiness is the first thing I notice as it has a nice piney aroma. Earthy quality as well. Malts come through to add a touch of carmel sweetness.

T: Starts off with a nice hop bitterness, then transitions into a medium malt body that is again overtaken by the bitter. Lingers in the aftertaste with hops and sweet malts. The hop is fairly high for the style but just barely overpowers the malts.

M: Somewhat low carbonation, resinous mouthfeel that is a bit sticky upon finish. Warming quality to it.

Overall quite an extreme ESB that lingers in IPA territory. I'm a hophead so thats no issue for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite southern tier offerings. Whenever this is on tap somewhere that I am, I am getting it. Perfect malty flavor you would expect in a harvest beer. Nice bitterness for the style, comes across very nicely and not overpowering. The malt flavor is what keeps me coming back...nice and roasty, but not smokey.

Highly recommended.

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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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