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

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Added by John on 10-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,725
Reviews:
603
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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52
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Harvest Ale is my favorite of all of the autumn beers. It is not too spicey, and is quite refreshing.

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

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours clear with a light, golden-amber color and one finger of head. The hops are definitely present on the nose and come through as a light, lemon-orange note. Nice nose for a style that usually doesn't come through for me in this area.

The body is fairly light with a medium-firm mouthfeel and the taste is pretty balanced, crisp, and refreshing. There is a nice herbal and biscuity flavor on the front of the palate. This develops at mid-palate as hops come in and takes on notes reminiscent of tea and honey. Unfortunately, at the back of the palate the flavor dies on me a bit and finishes a little thin. The finish is still slightly dry, though this beer is by no means bitter.

I don't expect a powerhouse of flavor with this style. All I look for is balance and this beer definitely has that. It is a good example of the style, though I probably wouldn't buy it again simply because ESBs are not a style I enjoy regularly.

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

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was a deep apricot color with a tan head that left a film and splotchy lace.

The smell was leafy fall crispness that was surprisingly minty at the end.

The taste was lightly bitter, a copper penny taste. Husky hops and light apple flavors. A strong "Americanized" ESB. Modest crackery malts, but not too sweet like some Southern Tier beers.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a light carbonation and some alcohol sizzle. Easy to drink despite the ABV (for an ESB).

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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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