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RATINGS: 835   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shreveryan (3) - - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
Tasted at Martin city brewing company. Great fall beer. Better than most pumpkin ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Style and Glass: ESB; English pint ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.00 Aroma: nice, wheat, hay, hops, corn, sugar. 8 out of 10. Visuals: good design, golden, clear, long lasting white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5. Taste: expertly balanced, medium malt, medium hops, medium strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10. Palate: high quality, chalky texture, long medium bitter finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: A beautiful example of what an everyday or session brew should be, an absolute repeat, not a favorite, but it’s not my favorite style either, high value, high craft. This is what Budweiser Ale should strive hard to be. 20 out of 20.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gogaterz (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
What a surprise this beer was. Most of the "exceptional" Southern Tier ales are only available in 22oz. bottles. Most of their 12 oz. bottles are good beers but not exceptional. Harvest Ale is exceptional. A great hoppy earthy flavor. Not much of a lasting head, but a great smooth finish. It’s a shame it’s seasonal.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (609) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Big draft at Harold’s Restaurant in Hopewell, PA. Slight tastes of spice and a pleasant warmth and smoothness. Perfect for a cooler evening.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2011
On Tap. Dark and inviting with a lasting head. Aroma is dominated by hops. Flavor is very hoppy but not overly bitter. Clean finish and smooth palate. Would pair well with fried foods or hot southwestern dishes.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tpdaman (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
This is one of favorite seasonals. I look forward to it each year. I think it is an outstanding ESB with an ode to an Octoberfest.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Nice deep hue to beer. Nice head. Initially smells of fruits and hops. First taste explodes in your mouth. After two on tap I feel this is one of the best PAs made. I got this on tap at McGregors in Rochester, NY

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (285) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Tap from mellow mushroom. Good medium amber color. Light medium head. Hop nose and smooth mouthfeel. Some malt and octoberfest style spice there but seems more of a hoppy pale ale. Regardless it's great and I wish I could have more of it. ---Rated via my mouth

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours clear bronze with a white head. Smells mildly malty, hints of biscuit and toffee. Taste is light toffee sweetness and a hint of bitterness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Southern Tier Harvest Ale finishes with a touch of bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (123) - - SEP 21, 2014
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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