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RATINGS: 888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1964) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2582) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy jerc. Pale golden colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy white head – intriguingly pale for what I thought was an IPA. Lovely aroma – orange, lime, tangerine, leafy, grassy, almost herbal, and lightly candyish with toasty notes. Light toasty malts that let the citrus, grassy, herbal, and piny bitter finish do most of the talking. Medium bodied, firm but juicy and refreshing mouthfeel. A nicely quaffable hoppy pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Not what I was expecting from the nondeScript bottle. Pungent Goldings hops with a tasty, candyish malt base and a great full body. Some grass, some spice, some caramel...a good everyday APA. Very well realized.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Jerc: Poured a deep hazy dirty yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of green hops are dominating with some nice floral notes. Taste is also dominated by some bitter green hops with some floral notes. Body is full with some limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done for the style and something that I wish was available more readily around me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2007
[749-20071010] 355mL. Very grainy sweet citrus grapefruit hops aroma has a hint of sweat. Clear, pale orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. More sweet navel orange rind hops in the flavour with a touch of lemon. Light-medium body is only a little bitter. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Nice salted passionfruit and pineapple aroma. Blistering with hot, juicy tropical fruit. Light herbal qualities. Nice. Pours a very clear gold, even. Lacy white webbing drips off of the glass. Flavor is dominated by similar bright fruitiness now mingled with resin, citrus pith, and grasses. Body is lightly thin. Thin, vaporous alcohols alight the mid-palate. Moderately complex and dry. There’s a palpable thinness that makes it dangerously drinkable, and completely fitting for an APA. I should have served this colder. Cellar temp isn’t working. This has an awful lot of flavor and complexity for an APA. Nicely dry and quaffable. Spicy on the palate, in a Moroccan way. Nice hop utilization overall, backed with a few fruity esters and the light malt is very clean and fresh tasting. A great rendition. A lightly filtered edge. Thanks Sean!


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