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RATINGS: 812   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2007
A dry, fruity, and hoppy APA that is very sessionable. The nose is full of fresh peaches and grapefruit. The palate is light to medium in body with a nice graininess. Long hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2007
clear pale yellow, white head leaves minimal lacing. nice pine and lemon zest aroma. the taste is moderate bitter over a grassy hop. light to mod carbonation. nice clean finish. a solid apa, but nothing super unusual. the malt character could be increased a bit. has more of a ipa feel. however, the clean finish is a plus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Medium sweet aroma. Smells of caramel malts and lots of hops. Poured amber in color with a small, fizzy, white head that mainly diminished. Hazy. Sparkling. Some small particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of caramel malts and Styrian Goldings hops, with a hints of dough, wheat bread, and sourdough pretzel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Boring malt/hop finish. Overall, a very average APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3367) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a moderate off-white head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Pleasant floral aroma. Reminds me of grass and privet hedges in the Spring actually. Flavor was grass with a little bit of citrus. Lightly bitter at the finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Another very drinkable brew from the local boys. Nice hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor balanced by carmel malt and some bready earthy flavors. I like it a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle. The pour into a lager glass initially disappointing in its standard looking macro-lagery-ness. Basically gold, bubbly and with a surrendering foamy white head. However, thereafter comes a pleasing aroma of bright citrusy and grassy hops above wafery malts. Flavor was light and clean, almost wheaty cereal malts with a decent infusion of hops, leaving some refreshing citrusy bitterness on the finish. Not as caramely in the malt like almost every other APA, here instead concentrating on the hop side, which is a nice change of pace. Quite the drinkable light yet hoppy session beer. This is going very well with football.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Anything by Southern Tier that I have not had a chance to try yet is an immediate purchase for me at this point. After being blown away by their imperial series and impressed by everything else (except the raspberry brew), I am all for trying another production. Pours a crystal clear straw gold with a nice white head that has some staying power. Nose is perfumed floral hops in abundance, but not shoving it all down, errr...up your nose. Flavor has a nice balance to it, though it is a bit hop forward. Mild bitter tone there. More than mild, but not overly pronounced leafy character as well. Feel has a pretty full carbonation to it and a decent liquid body. A definite fall time brew. Even though it is still summer weather, I drink this on and feel like fall is almost on me. Another good one by ST.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
On tap @ Coles, Buffalo NY. Nice hop aroma. Medium body & hop flavor. Piney some grapefruit. Good APA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3318) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear, then cloudy, yellow brown with a bubbly, off-white head. Peachy caramel and grass. Medium body with a honey mouthfeel. Soft carb buzz. Vanilla, toffee and candied orange peel play off pine and juicy grapefruit. Barleywine light. Sweet but not cloying. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Potent hop aroma - coupled with floral notes and a nice grassiness. Highly filtered, barely a head at all. Very mild in flavor, with lots of flowers and hops. Clean and tasty, easy to drink.


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