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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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Fredis23's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredis23 (568) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Nice Orange Color, Quickly Disappearing Thin Head, Lots of Lacing. Barely noticeable Pine aroma. Light Pine, Bitter and Hoppy Taste. Light malt aftertaste. Reminds of IPA. Pretty Good.


4.4
shawnmurphy (637) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear golden amber with trace of off-white head and lacing; lots of visible south-to-north carbonation in glass. Aroma: autumnal fallen leaves, toffee. Flavor: fresh-baked whole wheat bread, roasted chestnuts, sweet potato pie, pecans. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, somewhat oily yet still soft on the palette on the finish; perfectly balanced bittersweetness. Incredibly fresh-tasting and satisfying. This is listed as an ESB, but it's more like a hoppier Oktoberfest/Marzen style; instead of cloyingly sweet, like most Oktoberfests, this is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. This is my new favorite fall-time beer.

3.5
angrystar (9) - - OCT 5, 2017 does not count
This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste. This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste. This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste. This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste. This is my personal rating. Bit of an aftertaste. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
StoutTrout (1) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2017 does not count
A very hoppy American take on the English style of ESB, that comes off tasting like a middle of the road American IPA. Very hoppy in contrast to the ESB style which isn't marketed very often in the USA due to the lack of dynamics in the flavor. A true ESB also stays under 5 or even 4% ABV. ESBs are often marketed as Scotch Ale and serve as a bridge between pale ale and porters, Harvest Ale is on the other side of the English version of IPA in terms of hops and bitterness. They may have used the exact same ingredients as a true ESB, but this just proves that a brewer has a lot of license in their craft.

3.4
ehaak26 (726) - - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of malt with some citrus bitterness from the hops.

3
LetsGoState (912) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Taste is a very nice balance between lightly bitter hops and sweet malt. Overall solid.

3.3
rollinsr (820) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 16, 2017
Pours slightly hazy amber with white/orange head. Aroma is orange hops with mild spices. Flavor is smooth with sweet honeysuckle and caramel malt with mild orange hip bitter character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Chudwick (3396) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2017
12oz bottle DOB 08/03/16 at 5:27AM - prolly the most specific DOB I’ve ever seen. Who’s up at 5:27 to brew beer? That’s the story I want to know. Now to try this currently to 50 for the style beer. Nose is grassy, caramel and buttery "biscuits" from Normandy. Sip adds light booze, citrus and more grass. I should say I should mowed my overgrown yard and I’m getting similar flavors. Dry finish. Interesting flavor and modest taste.

2.9
Carlisle (841) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Draft. Not reminiscent of an English style bitter. This is more similar to an American pale ale with its hop-forward aroma and flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
ffaoe (960) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2016
light malt aroma. gold and lightly hazy in color with no head. taste is towards the hoppy side. flavors are of piney, resinous hops with caramel malt undertones

3.5
tfontana (1151) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Julio’s Liquors. Appearance is clear gold/light amber with faint sparkle, 1/2-finger width fizzy white head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is light malt, fruit, resin. Taste is fruit, resin, with mild earth and malt base. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation and malty and light citrus finish. Overall, good amount of hops though a lot of that is bitter resin, which isn’t my favorite. Good for the style.


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