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RATINGS: 847   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz bottle from drake party store, Kalamazoo, MI. Clear copper pour into pint glass. Inch tall medium density offwhite head. Left lots of thick lacong on glass. Strong pine hop scent, ever so slightly citrusy. Very subtle, soft, balanced flavor. Hops are more detectable than specific malts. Taste is very piney and slightly metallic, copper like. Finish is bitter, metallic (appropriately-in a good way) and grassy. Very light autumn beer that, because of its subtle hoppiness, will do well weaning one off of the summer IPA's and transition into fall/winter porters and stouts. Note: look elsewhere for a typical fall octoberfest/marzen, this is not that. Another great beer from southern tier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - 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 (591) - 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 (1359) - 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 (49) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (409) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
It pours golden with an orange tinge. The white head sticks around for a while. It does produce some lacing. There is an aroma of hay, barley, and grassy hops. It has a sweet taste to it with grassy hops. It has a bitter finish as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (607) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated from notes taken 14 Sep 2011 -- An Americanized ESB, heavy on the hops, light on the malt. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. The tip of my tongue was swimming in bitter notes of citrus, dough, floral hop and some grapefruit. Zesty finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1108) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear do laden color with a white head it has the aroma of a yoga mat the taste is malty and lingers bitter on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with a malty backbone. Close to an IPA and quite tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
drdrewdown (2) - Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Not a real big fan of this one. I guess I don’t really gravitate towards ESB’s but this one just doesn’t do much for me. It does alright in the "fall themed" category but overall just isn’t my kinda brew.


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