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RATINGS: 853   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2007
The color was a golden color. The head was off-white. The aroma was hoppy, apricot, and citris. The flavor was apricot/peachy, hoppy, citris, and few acidic notes. The palate was smooth and refreshing. The finish was clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Pours a clean sharp golden yellow with one finger of offwhite head. Spicy and citrusy nose with some pine resin and sweet malt. Resinous piney flavor with citrus zest and oily hop character. Medium body with a piney nose.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2007
(bottle from shadey,thanks for re-sending it man!)murky yellow with a bit of a white head,but not much.aroma is dust,hay,bitter hops,and caramel malts.the flavor does much of the same with a bit of a 7-up type lemon/lime bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
poured a nice golden hue with a white head. Aroma was mostly malts with a nice hop background. Flavor was initally fruity but finished with a really nice hop profile. Very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Aroma is ctirusy. Strong ctirus hop flavor with a long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2965) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Whew! A nice a delicious change of pace. I would not classify this as an APA though. Aroma was all hops. Nothing else. Pour was an amazingly light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very hoppy with nothing else. Actually I tasted a lot of lemon..not vaguely citrus, but lemon. No malt at all. While I love this beer and the taste, I associate APAs with heavy malt taste. This is more like an EPA if anything.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 White skin on a clear body of sunshine. Wafts a summery orchard. Nectarine, bitter peach skin, and cotton candy. Rich, smooth caramel. Bitter, tight, and simple flavor akin to an unsweetened and oversteeped black tea. Pungent, old fruit and a burnt toffee sweetness. Quickly, a thick smoke of wet autumn leaves and grass clippings intrudes and rests heavily. Certainly flimsy malts. A fleeting, foul whisper of diacetyl before the finish. Bitterness with no character, and some sweet corn in the post-script. Crisp and somewhat light texture doesn’t lend a lot of interest. Earthy, and bitterly herbal. A few flaws, and not even that bright for what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2007
bottle from shadey...pale yellow orange with a quickly disappearing white head. grapefruity hop aroma is very light and sweet. light to medium bodied. flavors of brewed tea, sweet malts, straw and undefinable spices. lightly bittered hops on a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
12oz. bottle - pours almost crystal clear pale gold with a fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Impressive. Flavour is earthy American hops with some orange and quite a bit of spice. Piney and fresh. Flavour is similarly piney, some light citrus/grapefruit notes, earth, and mild bitterness. Malty body comes through in the middle and integrates perfectly with the hop forward flavour. Warming. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2007
12 oz bottle from shadey. Clear, pale yellow/oragne with medium white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, piney hops and mild caramel malt. Pine hop flavor with grain, medium sweet, okay. Medium to light body with sharp carbonation, a little chalky. Okay, but I want more of a malt background.


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