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RATINGS: 894   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13173) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Golden color with a medium head. Very big hops in the aroma, resin and pine, with a caramel backbone. Spicy and resiny hop taste with caramel in the background. Sticky, full bodied. Very nice. It’s a hop bomb bitter... I like!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8634) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head. Wonderful fresh hoppy aroma, with floral, citric and peachy notes. The body is smooth and the flavor is very well balanced, with more floral hops and peach. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2008
nice golden color, with big fluffy white head, lots of lacing on glass. lots of hop smell and grain some malt, lots of bitter and hop taste, pretty nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Pours golden with a white head. Tons of hops on the aroma, mostly pine, and a touch of malt. Lots more hops on the flavor, bitter but under control, malt is good for balance. Not my favorite style but still a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Pours a clear yellow gold with a medium white head. Aroma of bitter piney hops with a floral tone touch. Taste is bitter hoppy with hints of light pine and grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours a very clear light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, light grapefruit and malty. Flavor is grapefruit, light caramel, light spice and bready. Medium dry finish. Light-medium body, light sticky texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Say, this is good. Wasn’t sure what to expect; thought it might be an Oktoberfest style. Instead lovely fresh hops on the nose, and nice and toasty malt. Slightly nutty flavor of toasted pumpkin seeds. Good malt balance. Really tasty.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5578) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
ST, expecting an over the top experience. Lid pop yeilds hop candy pine aroma. Looks ubiquitous pale yellow but is sparkling nicely. Rude hop taste bud bitter mowing palate. Premium bitter? More like an IPA. Soapy oily with lots of biting personality. Lingering bitter nearly terrible slippery mouth coating medicinal finish. Most likely would not purchase again. Burping volatile hoppy gasses. Quite difficult one time 12 oz bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (910) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle: pours a nice clear golden amber color with a frothy white head, nice fresh hoppy aroma, a little citrus, taste is hoppy with a nice bitter finish - though not overpowering bitterness, I could drink a lot of this stuff. Southern Tier always seems to do the hoppy beers real well and this one is no exception.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very light copper, yellowish color- certainly not the "deep ruby" noted in the description. Decent head. Nose is sharp and crisp, lots of light floral and some citrus notes. Flavor is mostly hops- heavy on the bitterness, but not at all abrasive. Heavy on the grapefruit and lemon, c-hop citric flavors. Good, though no especially exciting.


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