Brewer Reviewer’s Take: While Southern Tier’s special ale harvest seasonal is not a typical ESB it could be in a category of its own. Harvest seasonal has the traits of a typical Extra Strong Bitter in its Carmel/deep ruby color and mouthfeel. A bitter aftertaste that lingers is stylistically accurate and it is paired nicely with 4 varieties of hops. Brewer Reviewer’s neighbor brought some back from a trip to Buffalo, NY. While New York is anything but southern, this is a great brew from Lakewood, NY. A good addition to Southern Tier Brewing Company’s seasonal offerings artfully crafted for a September release yearly. Cheerio!
Scale 1-5 (5 being the best)
Aroma: 4; Appearance: 5; Flavor: 4; Mouthfeel: 5; Stylistic Accuracy: 4; Overall Impression: 5
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.7%
Brewed By Southern Tier Brewing Company
2072 Stoneman Circle
- Brewer’s Notes: Our celebration of the change of the seasons, a deeply comforting ale to usher in the sunset as the evenings get cooler. In salutation to that special moment in time when the years harvest is a gracious cornucopia before us, we take a combination of English hops, cracked barley and hard work to brew a classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Let Harvests deep ruby color take you away to a bright autumn mountainside where a warm sweater, a good beer and the gratitude for the seasons are all you need.
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