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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (279) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 (12/2014) This years version is less complex then my original tasting - could be late in its freshness cycle. Nice ale. Mildly aromatic. Pale clear amber. Refreshing crisp bitter on a solid malt body. Some nuance - taste starts with balanced interplay between malt sweet and hop bitter with the bitter winning out in the finish. Still good, just not as dramatic. (11/2012 - 3.9) Beers like this make me like hops. Nice pour, brief, shallow, off-white head. Warm amber-gold in color - very close to the label color. The Aroma - one of the more complex and pleasing hop aromas I?ve had. The Taste - hop forward, but married to a malt background, very integrated, nicely done. It starts as if it?s going with that overused banana taste and then curves into an elegant, slightly peppery ginger zone. This is one to look for.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours a clear darker coppery amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, light fruits notes, and some toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with toffee and fruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Hazy murky brown, lightly sparkling, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is custard creams, chlorine swimming pool, caramel. Body is medium, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is toffee, biscuity, earthy with a dry finish. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a frothy off-white head. The nose has some rindy citrus, leafy hops, toasted grains. Light to medium sweet flavor with some herbal hops, orange rind, sugary bread, some graham crackers. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with toasted grainy malts, light caramel, honey, aged pine. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9381) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours cloudy orange - amber with a small white head. The nose is fresh, toasty, grainy, brown bread, apricot, marmalade, cereal and fruit cake. The taste is bitter, toasty, grain, brown bread, light spice, brown bread, cereal and light stone fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Rather quaffable stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Draft at The Irish Pol. Hazy deep amber pour with a fair amount of soft off-white foam. Toasty bitter with lots of earthy floral hops. Forest floor. Blonde toffee caramels. Spicy oranges spiked with cinnamon. Challah bread. Chanterelle mushrooms. Dandelions. Wildflower honey. Bitter butter. Green peppercorns. Medium-full body. Better than anticipated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Aroma caramel, cereal, citrus, Appearance amber, clear, frothy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, Palate medium body, bitter, Overall a great beer to enjoy on a beautiful fall night. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (559) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Caramel, bread crust, biscuit, mild nutty, red apple, herbaceous/spicy/mild citric hops. A bit sticky on the palate for the style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (173) - - JUL 21, 2015
서던 티어 브루 - 하베스트 에일 6.4% ABV 한모금 입에 넣고 곧바로 잔을 주문해 따라마신 맥주. 단순한 에일같지만 상당히 복잡한것들이 마실때마다, 혹은 입안에서 두서없이 튀어나온다. 버라이어티한 향연 꼭 다시 마셔보고 싶은 좋은 맥주다. 잠깐 정보를 살펴보니 그해 갓 수확한 보리를 사용해 홉과 함께 발효시킨 후 드라이 호핑 했다고 한다. 신시내Ȝ 오하이오, 미국 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1338) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Ambar oscura, miel. Escasa espuma blanca. Turbia. Aroma muy potente, que se nota desde muy lejos. Pino, floral. Excelente en boca. Muy frutal, floral y lupulada, melocotón, flores. También se deja notar la malta, dando un toque acaramelado, muy rico. Un excelente ejemplo de ale americana con magnífico tono lupulado pero sin el amargor de una IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (46) - - 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


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