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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is of pine hops and some citrus. taste is similar to a dry-hop IPA with citrus and pine hops balanced with sweet caramel. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice, crisp, but not harsh, bitterness to it. Wish I had more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maddog (522) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2008
A big surprise. I thought I was in for a hideously malty Octoberfest style ale, which in my opinion is the worst style of beer on the market. Harvest ale was light, fresh with a citrusy hop aroma and a flavor of a pale ale or even a nicely hopped pilsner. I was so happy to experience this beer, that I will go out tomorrow and buy a sixer for the first Ohio State Football Game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
bottle from my new craft brew outlet, Canal’s in Lawrenceville. Pours clear and light copper and supports a medium and dense white head. Initially, the aroma is very much that of an IPA. Hoppy, citrusy and piney. The flavors run in the IPA pack as well with a burst of grapefruit giving way to mild caramel and toasted malt. The texture seems thin but enjoyable and the finish is modestly dry and crisp. I wouldn’t peg this for an ESB as it fits more closely along the lines of a hoppy pale ale or IPA. Style designation aside, this is a refreshing beer and another top tier offering from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a really nice golden sun colour, nice soft aromatic wheat with a pleasent mouthfeel that reminds me of summer. Very refreshing, clean finish and a citrus fruit character throughout the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Poured a golden color with medium head and some lacing. Aroma was lots of different types of citrus fruits. Flavor was bitter hops and a lot of them pine and citrus. Not a bad one just not my fav ST

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1997) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Oct. 2007 - Pale yellow pour with some head and lacing. The flavor was light grapefruit nectar with zingy bitterness. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, maybe too much so. Just okay. Not my favorite ST offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Very clear golden with small white head that last. Aroma is grainy, bready, with lots of fresh floral hops. Flavor is much the same floral hops with a touch of citrus and grapefruit and just a clean malt bill with a biscuit breadiness and a clean crisp maltiness. Just a standard pale ale but not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2008
1-19-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to Miketd
Slightly foggy pale yellow with a watery head and rings of lacing. Nice hop apricot smell but a bit too subtle for my liking. Taste is decent, doesn’t taste very hoppy or memorable, for that matter. Strange medicinal aftertaste. Very watered down flavor. Palate just isn’t strong or bold at all. I just wanted all aspects to be stepped up a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Southern Tier’s Harvest Ale is a very good American pale ale that i bought in a Southern Tier variety pack

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Miketd. Thanks!
Pours yellowish gold with a lasting white head. Lighter than expected and looks much like a lager. Smell is grassy, earthy hoppiness, and mildly so. Taste is somewhat mild, and not very "green" or spicy like I like fresh hop beers. Melon and tea flavored hops mostly with some earthiness and mild bitterness. A bit watery and muted flavorwise, but this is very drinkable with no offensive qualities. Decent Pale.

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