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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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Thanks to iNBe. Amber clear color. The hops are an strange mix. Some of the straight bitterness of the English hops with some grassy and herbal hops as well. Serving: Bottle


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (19) - - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Very hoppy nose. Medium amber color. Medium carbonation. Very robust hoppy taste, just bordering on astringent. Overall, a strong tasty ale, one of my new favorites

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 oz bottle. Amber orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of oranges, spicy hops, grain, dandelions, and dried apricots. Taste is of spicy hops, moss, earth, bitter florals.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. The look is clear, white head, orange pumpkin colored. The smell is grainy, slight spiced, rye, florals, and perfumes. The taste is a pleasent, grainy, sweet, florals, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (401) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2015
This brew is excellent! The extra hops lends a powerful kick in the aroma. The taste is toasty barley wonderland--I just love it. I would certainly get this again when it comes out again next fall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, spice, yeast, some bready and toast, hints of earth, nice buttered popcorn. Taste is a mix of grass, butter, bread, hints of spice, yeast, some red fruit, finishing bitter, grassy, buttered toast. Very nice, wish there was a bit more malty notes, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Une bouteille partagée. Un liquide jaune dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez agréable de houblon et de grain sec. Une touche de caramel agrémante le tout. Une bouche bien faite avec des notes de grains et de houblon. Une finale amère.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3634) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bonne bière offerte par rodenbach99. Houblons américains et touche anglaise. Malts grillés. Aucun sucre résiduel. Bonne sécheresse. Trois ou quatre gorgées plus loin, le verre est déjà fini. Facile à boire avec sa pointe citronnée en arrière-goût. Une véritable aubaine. J’aimerais bien la reboire un jour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a clear copper orange color about a one finger beige head. Nose is grass, grapefruit, mango. Medium body, medium carbonation, medium caramel sweetness, dry finish, slight bitterness. Great interpretation of the style, even if it’s more IPA like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Appearance: deep gold, with some pinkish orange amber highlights, with one finger of foamy just off-white head that’s extremely persistent. Aroma: grapefruit, apricot, blood orange, some toasty rye bread. Taste: grapefruit and spruce are in your face right up front, with the bitterness holding over as some sweet fruits and light grains try to come through. Finish: astringent, but slick and smooth, with a lasting bright bitterness, a bit of toast, a surprising shot of mint, and just a hint of hand soap. Notes: Would have liked just a bit more malt backbone to balance this, with maybe a tad more heft in the palate. Maybe some rye. Maybe I was just really jonesing for their 2X Rye when I had this… Bottle from Total Wine, McLean, Virginia.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (80) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Nice bitter ale style beer, with nice hops presence on the first taste. Nice Amber color and white head. Very smooth finish with more hops on the back end.


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