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RATINGS: 804   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Thanks to Eugene for recommending this beer; I would have passed it up otherwise - completely clear pale golden beer with a small ring of lace (could probably pass for a pale lager based on looks) - spicy, peppery hop aroma, with some buttery notes and light floral touches - the flavor is a strong, grassy, spicy hop showcase, with just enough malt sweetness to keep the beer from being too dry - the beer remains crisp and finishes rather clean, keeping the hops the star of the show all the way through - a nice, flavorful quaffer, perfect for late summer or early autumn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: October 27, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: hazy orange, whispy head
Aroma: sweet piney malt aroma with a bit of grapefruit
Body: thin body
Flavor: lots of lingering bitter flavor, touch of piney sweetness but not enough to bring balance
Overall: too thin and bitter overall

Date: October 19, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
Score: 3.1 to 3.6
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: perfect sugared grapefruit aroma
Flavor: sweet grapefruit flavor, candy crystal sweetness, lots of citrus, balancing bitterness
Overall: totally friggin awesome, they may have started with an esb but then hopped the hell out of it, fresh makes a difference

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a clear gold color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is ultra hoppy and sweet smelling. Almost spicy-like in character. Pretty aromatic! Lots of flavor notes in here. Sweet pastries lead in, followed by some sort of exotic sugar, and tapers off with grass/herb notes. Very complex for an APA. Smooth on the palate the whole time, until bitterness kicks in at the swallow. Trademark ST freshness too! Aftertaste and feel is well done. Easy to sip or slam. Pretty blown away by this beer. Best one of the night so far, and I have a feeling it will keep that title as well. I really like these Southern Tiers; they do a remarkable job for a NY microbrewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Whoa- is this a Budweiser- it looks like a bud.....But wait!!! Serious smells of cascade/cent hops. This is no bud at all. Great flavour, and a nice sessionable abv. What a nice beer, and no surprise, considering this brewer is always churning out high quality.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Color is completely lucid pale, reaching into macro-looking territory. Just some spit in place of lacing, not nice looking. Aroma is awesome though, I don’t know how they did it but it’s strong on hops but they are not assertive on your nose. First comes citrus and lightly resin-y hops, then some floral/grassy German-like hoppiness and just a hint of sweet light-summer honey. Not aggressive, more of a misty feeling to the aroma. Taste is soooo light and yet full of flavor, more on the floral/grassy side with a good strong carbonation and felt bitterness to round it all off. Light and refreshing and definitely has a hoppy Pilsner (or very light Maibock) feel. Aftertaste is lightly white bread sweet with lingering grassiness. I could probably replace water with this beer, very nice brew, probably the best I have had from Southern Tier. 12oz bottle, Southampton shaker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Very pale straw coloured brew. Sticky lacing. Very fresh hop aroma, zesty lemon citrus, and rich herbal/noble character. Very pilsnerish in its hop selection. Lots of earthy/flowery hops with a bit of soft raspberry-like sweetness. Very fresh with lean crisp malts letting the hops shine through. I’ll be buying more of this one, I guarantee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
Golden yellow colour with off white head. Slight musty aroma with malts. The hops are not strong and overpowering, hops is present but is not hidden. Light hop bitterness in the flavour with a clean refreshing palate with light acidicy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours with and orange-gold body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy with a piney note, a little grass and a touch of malt. Light to medium bodied, smooth and dry.


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