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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Harvest Ale is our celebration of the changing weather and the sowing of hops and barley that will be used in our upcoming brews. We usher in the fall with a classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor… in fact, we throw fresh English hops into every brewing vessel, then dry hop after fermentation to impart a zesty kick. This beer has real hop character that mingles with fresh malted barley for an experience that will make you wish it were fall year ‘round.

2011 vintage: 6.7% abv


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
was expecting something different from the name, happy with what i got .. . pours a deep caramel orange .. . such a solid bitterness .. . dark brown hay, crust, and assorted grain .. . a great beer, in the top from american breweries for this style .. . . i don’t remember the last time i went to a diner and had a big slice of pie. or ever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12oz bottle. nice hops taste, pine and grassy, just a touch of spice and sweetness

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
On tap in the Tasting Room at the brewery at 6.7% ABV. Amber with a thin white head; aroma of malts and grassy hops; great grapefruit taste - crisp, clean and fruity; with a residual caramel sweetness. Satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Had on draft. Very nice. Drinkable and easy. Wouldn't mind having a keg of this on tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12 oz bottle, $10/6. Deep amber, soapy head, medium lacing. Pine, floral, citrus, caramel, pepper. Medium body. Fairly high level of sharp bitterness but the balance is really there. Well rounded. Pushing 7% but still reasonably light, and the alcohol doesn’t show. Really solid late-summer/early-fall brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2719) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours brownish-amber with a thin filmy off-white head. Nose is grassy and herbal hops with a little grapefruit. Spicy, dry bready malt. Taste is dry, bready, and spicy. Lots of herbal hops and a juicy citrus finish. Nom nom nom. Medium thin with a nice amount of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (177) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a deep amber, pretty clear, and a nice sudsy white head. Aroma of pine, floral, some sweet malts, and a bit of citrus hops. Taste follows the nose very well and is nicely balanced with the bitterness aspect. Medium bodied and the finish is pretty smooth. This is and always has been one of my favorite Southern Tier beers. I look for it each year.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egg (76) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle on 8/13/14. Pours a medium to dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrusy, sweet. Taste is pretty hoppy for the style but nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1819) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a sudsy head that light spiderweb lacing. The nose has some earthy pine and floral notes. Flavors of caramel, citrus (especially rind and peel notes), some grains and light tannins finish with a peppering spruce-pine bitter and light spices. Nicely balanced, the medium body provides a great autumn quaff, smooth yet active, complex and substantive yet not overbearing. Decent ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2133) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2014 batch. Attractive light to medium amber pour with a modest off-white head. The aroma tends to emphasize the hops more than the malts. A hint of spice. It smells nice. The body is medium. The taste tends to be hop-bitter with a slight sweetness and good finish.


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