Harvest Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Harvest AleHarvest Ale
1,740 Ratings
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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Ratings: 1,740 |  Reviews: 610
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Fusion7777
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 57md
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden copper colored beer. Decent he's retention.

Strong citrusy hop aroma. Very striking and surprising. Some roasted malt aroma.

Very citrusy, Very tea-like flavor. Very different than I thought it would be.

Light to medium bodied mouthfeel with a very dry, bitter finish.

Overall, a very odd beer for me. Not sure really what style to compare it to. There is a lot going on. Very complex beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,740 ratings
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