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RATINGS: 834   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shapiro85 (9) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
When I want a hoppy beer I want this one. A fine example of a good bitter. Has a bite but finishes clean. I prefer this beer with a good hamburger or steak. Overall a good beer when you something with a kick of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swamp_Thing (36) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This grew on me as I finished the glass. Well balanced with citrus up front and cardamon lingering after. Light and easy, a good beer for day outside.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2246) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Light bronze body with some head, not much retention, slight lacing. Lovely mix of hops and malts. A little bitter. If this is an ESB, count me in on ESBs.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nhuck (1) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable beer for any season, but for the fall season is a very good option.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptMatey (54) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Poured a hazy amber colour with a white head that leaves nice lacing. Very bready and hoppy/earthy aroma. Very apparent malt flavors with spicy and earthy hops. A bitter hoppy finish in this lightly carbonated medium brew. Conjures up images of an IPA/Oktoberfest Blend.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
revolution2718 (239) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a pretty clear amber with a finger of head. Nose floral hops, sweet bready note, bit of citrus. Taste is rye, bready, a lot of hop profile, a bit herbal, a grapefruit pith at the end. It's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie hates this I like its unique blend I gots to work soon and party at the church ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4144) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2014
A very damn good ESB. Light but fresh citrus hops with a fall aroma of rotting leaves. Orange pour, good head and lacing. Very drinkable, great session beer for season. Light bitter finish. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top fine to large sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent golden orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty. sharp semi-thick crisp with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of bitter mild brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rolfc81 (64) - - SEP 27, 2014
Had outside by the fire. Very flavorful fall beer...Crisp taste. ...................


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