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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured into pint a nice Amber with white head. Aroma is sweet malts, Carmel, bread. Floral hops in background. In the sip I get floral hops that slowly turn Carmel and bready malts. Finish has hop bitterness. Good balance between hop and malt. Nice

3.3
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark Amber. Bready malt with floral hops and caramel. Very English. Solid, not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Larry_Duffman (598) - - OCT 11, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours a somewhat cloudy copper color with an off-white head. The aroma is floral hops and bread. The taste is strong on hops. It’s definitely bitter. It’s crisp with carbonation and an abrupt finish. As it warmed, the alcohol became very pronounced. This was pretty good.

3.5
trapped (3599) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 8, 2015
Draught @ Rattle&Hum. Clear dark orange with small foamy off-white head, faint caramel aroma, medium carbonation, bitter caramelized malt taste, abrupt finish with little bitter aftertaste. Nice ESB.

3.8
johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sampled at tasting...not into esb brews but had to try...actually pretty good had some hops was mellow on the malt..pretty good brew.

4
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Market Street Frisco. Pours a deep amber color with a thin off white head. The aromas are floral, earthy, leather. The mouthfeel is dry and slightly bitter with a medium body and medium carbonation. Cheers! *** Not a re-rate. Just fixed my mis-typed words.

4.2
Dacrza (1034) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2015
DATE TASTED: September 19, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: mid-afternoon relaxation following another ugly soccer loss... APPEARANCE: mostly clear, orange amber body (I have the right bottle, but no WAY is this ruby, as the above summary states!) that offers reasonable effervescence... head is off-white, thick, and palpable... lacing forms appropriately,, almost like coral...a good-looking pint... AROMA: no doubt East Kent Golding, with that floral, lavender and lemon... spicy enough to also have Tettnanger or Spaltz... the fruitiness is strong for an ESB.. some clove and thyme work their way in, for a full, pleasing array... PALATE: medium to full-bodied, with a sizzle at the start and a strong, lasting malty finish... active and engaging, some froth too, and unlike many ESBs with lesser character... TASTE: a good, roasted quality sits in the throat, with mild caramel developing an ever-present sweetness that pervades the whole of the experience; the hop profile is decidedly balanced too, though undercut by the malts, with citrus, flower, fruit and earthiness smoothed together in a drinkable blend that begs for pub fare or a game to watch...OVERALL: What must be the "Harvest" quality is the label itself--this is a wonderful approximation of the British standard with enough character to set itself slightly apart from the predictable; at 6.7% ABV deceptively sessionable... sweet and smooth--another success from Southern Tier...

3.9
Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Hands down the best ESB I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. The malts and hops are in chorus with each other, beckoning you for sip after sip. I honestly wish I had an entire case of this. Excellent for the style.

3.5
Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pours amber/brown, average head, average carbonation. The aroma is mild apples and spice, and a little bit of hoppy tingle. The flavor isn’t strong upfront, but the back of the tongue is a smooth flood of warm malt. Orange pekoe tea and caramel round it out. Pretty good.

3.4
closey22 (2101) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Amber with login rimming beige head; hoppy sweet and spicy aroma; flava dry woody malt with hint of sweetness and then hops come through ; feels medium to light little fizz ; finishes hoppy slight bitter twang


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