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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Draft at Brew Kettle. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced grapefruit citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2007
12oz via shadey. Pours yellowish gold with a bright white half finger head. Nose is bold and fragrant with citrus and a bit of pine. Overall tastes great, its a pretty big and complex APA. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is citrus hops with a bit of pine as well. The flavor is a solid mix of the citrus and pine hops with a decent malt backbone to keep it in balance. Medium light mouthfeel. Another solid beer from Southern Tier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of grass, citrus and peaches. Fruity taste, peaches with caramel and grassy bitterness. Dry finish. Very fine, fresh flavor makes it a pleasure.

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 (3384) - 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.


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