savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
This is a really a hopped-up (literally) version of their pale ale. Maybe a bit less of the spritzy, zesty, hop freshness of the Pale Ale, the Harvest had an immediacy and a tartness that I liked.
Still, if you’re not a hophead, quaff with caution. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Draft - Rich amber color with a fluffy tan head. Near perfect pour. An excellent piney hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a perfect hop finish. Citrus flavors brought out as well in the flavor. Excellent. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma. Sweet citrus hops flavor and a caramel background. tomciccateri (1033) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2006
On draught at Barleys in Overland Park, Kansas. A dark amber, medium-bodied, with a nice early hoppy flavor and even dry/sweet malty flavor balance. Nice underlying hop bitterness. A nice seasonal! Stine (1796) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Beautiful...served on tap at the Nomad World Pub. Translucent amber orange topped with a rich, creamy beige head. Smells and tastes like the air while burning a campfire amidst the towering evergreens of the olympic rainforest. Wonderfully, uniquely, the immense weight of hops propounds a delicate, unaggressive strength, such that other flavors like honey, lemon, and lime are actually highlighted. Brilliance!
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Updated. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Comprehensively muted, incontrovertibly awkward, and flawed. Citrus and ash aroma, off-putting and disappointing, leading to a burnt popcorn, sawdust and melon rind flavor that is no more a comfort. Quite saddening by comparison. Score averaged accordingly.
I had it on tap, it was served to me with very little head. The color was a bright glowing amber and the aroma was a little hoppy. The carbonation was nice on the palate and the taste was a great balance of malt, hops, and alcohol. Very nice... great beer. TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
From a growler. Deep amber with almost no head (sitting in growler 3 days). Big hoppy aroma - citrus,pine and grapefruit, with some malt as well. Sweet malt becomes much more pronounced in the flavor. Hops reappear for a great bitter finish. Wish they bottled this. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
my audionotes had a hard time describing this: pretty hoppy but with a pretty strong malt backbone for an SN. the SN taste was pretty obviously there, but the malts contributed from the beer balanced it pretty well. harrisoni (19194) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
On tap at Pilsener Room, Portland. Amber, lasting beige head. Sligtly floral hop. Nice malts. Has a bit of creaminess. Nice green hop finish. Quite creamy, but full in mouth, but full and subtle. Nice malt and great quality. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Draught @ Piece in Chicago. Reddish amber pour. Smooth, grassy sweet aroma. Sweet, sticky, wonderful wet hops that make this an instant classic. My only hope is that production levels continue to rise and we see more SN Harvest on the East Coast.