Southern Tier Harvest Ale

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Type: Extra Strong/Special Bitter (ESB)
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  • 4.5/5 
  • 05.70% 
  • 817/3686 
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Southern Tier 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.

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Reviews: 2

  • Oct 16, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
    3.8
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    Inviting copper color with a sticky, if thin, head. Caramel and apricots in the nose. Wheat, dried apricots, caramel, and a dry finish. Some lingering banana, too. The hops provide a late, but pronounced character.

    Pretty tasty
  • Oct 8, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass

    Appearance: It has a bright golden color with a slight chill haze and a small creamy white head. It fades to just a very thin covering that still makes some nice lace on the glass.

    Smell: The aroma has a hop filled nose with piney/citrus notes and a hint of caramel and toasted grain.

    Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has a good malty backbone with light toasted notes as well as a mild almost fruity sweetness. This is balanced by good bitterness from the hops which add some piney/citrus notes. In the finish I picked up more of a herbal tea like hop flavor that slowly fades off the tongue. It has a solid medium body with good carbonation and a slightly slick texture.

    Notes: I wasn't expecting a ESB for a harvest beer but it was very enjoyable.