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RATINGS: 884   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
bp (926) - 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
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.

4
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2008
I love this beer! Pours a light clear orange/amber with lots of tiny bubbles and a medium thick white creamy froth. Fantastic fresh citrus hop aroma with lesser notes of pine, grapefruit and sugary malt. First taste is very earthy and extremely bitter. One of the best "everyday" beers (bought in a six-pack at normal price). I get real annoyed when brewers try to Americanize English styles... however this one is done correctly and is delicious! Lighter body, very drinkable, lots of lively carbonation. Light malt character with loads of fresh piney bittering hops and a decent amount of citrus for depth.

3.9
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is of pine hops and some citrus. taste is similar to a dry-hop IPA with citrus and pine hops balanced with sweet caramel. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice, crisp, but not harsh, bitterness to it. Wish I had more.

3.9
Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2008
A big surprise. I thought I was in for a hideously malty Octoberfest style ale, which in my opinion is the worst style of beer on the market. Harvest ale was light, fresh with a citrusy hop aroma and a flavor of a pale ale or even a nicely hopped pilsner. I was so happy to experience this beer, that I will go out tomorrow and buy a sixer for the first Ohio State Football Game.

3.5
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
bottle from my new craft brew outlet, Canal’s in Lawrenceville. Pours clear and light copper and supports a medium and dense white head. Initially, the aroma is very much that of an IPA. Hoppy, citrusy and piney. The flavors run in the IPA pack as well with a burst of grapefruit giving way to mild caramel and toasted malt. The texture seems thin but enjoyable and the finish is modestly dry and crisp. I wouldn’t peg this for an ESB as it fits more closely along the lines of a hoppy pale ale or IPA. Style designation aside, this is a refreshing beer and another top tier offering from Southern Tier.

3.4
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a really nice golden sun colour, nice soft aromatic wheat with a pleasent mouthfeel that reminds me of summer. Very refreshing, clean finish and a citrus fruit character throughout the beer.

3.6
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Poured a golden color with medium head and some lacing. Aroma was lots of different types of citrus fruits. Flavor was bitter hops and a lot of them pine and citrus. Not a bad one just not my fav ST

3.1
Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Oct. 2007 - Pale yellow pour with some head and lacing. The flavor was light grapefruit nectar with zingy bitterness. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, maybe too much so. Just okay. Not my favorite ST offering.

3.4
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Very clear golden with small white head that last. Aroma is grainy, bready, with lots of fresh floral hops. Flavor is much the same floral hops with a touch of citrus and grapefruit and just a clean malt bill with a biscuit breadiness and a clean crisp maltiness. Just a standard pale ale but not bad at all.


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