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RATINGS: 841   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1752) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
They ain’t lying about the bitter and it is pretty special. Maybe even extra special. Caramel malt, pine and grass hops and bitter bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (123) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Very hoppy nose. Medium amber color. Medium carbonation. Very robust hoppy taste, just bordering on astringent. Overall, a strong tasty ale, one of my new favorites.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Big draft at Harold’s Restaurant in Hopewell, PA. Slight tastes of spice and a pleasant warmth and smoothness. Perfect for a cooler evening.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (237) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Clear medium amber pour coupled with a dash of dark ruby and with a good head. Retention is normal, lacing is above normal. Very nice nose of blended hops (citric, tropical and a touch of dank pine) over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Very nice balanced flavor profile that is complex. It begins with a rush of hop flavor - the citric and tropicals lead then flow into a dank note that is much more prevalent than suggested in the nose. The middle is a mild bitterness over biscuit, with a touch of caramel, light sweetness. The finish somewhat dry, but leaves you with the classic English ESB flavors and bitterness over a fading light biscuit. The 6.7% alcohol is completely hidden in this outstanding ESB.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
I have a love hate relationship w/ ST beers. Ordered this cause it was only thing on draft I haven’t had. For style, best American esb I’ve had in a while. So nice to be surprised by something. Little more hop bite to it then other esb’s. Really dig the malt profile on this. Well done brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (471) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Really liked it. A nice fall beer that is malty and delicous. Pours a hazy orange color.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....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 (4645) - 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 (790) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Had on draft. Very nice. Drinkable and easy. Wouldn't mind having a keg of this on tap


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