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:
1,723
Reviews:
600
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
264
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper in color with a nice hoppy nose. The flavor profile and body are a bit thin, however.

This is very sessionable but the key to an ESB for me is the mutual co-existence between the malt and hop flavors. There is not enough of a malt backbone here to make me happy.

Update September 2015: I'm not sure if ST tweaked this recipe in recent years but it is much more full-flavored now with a body worthy of a high-end ESB.

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