Brewed by Great Oakley
Style: Bitter
Towcester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Harpers (4.3%) is named after the Harpers brook which flowed behind the original brewery.
It is a traditional English mid-brown bitter with a malty taste and slight hints of chocolate and citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Great Oakley Harpers ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, fruity malt, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, nutty, orange, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Cask (Bacchus, Newcastle) - Amber with a foamy head. Floral and fruity aroma. Nicely balanced taste with toffee, sultanas and dried apricot detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and malt with a hint of diacetyl. Sweet and fruity flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Cask handpull at Malt Shovel Northampton. Clear brown colour. Solid best bitter with good malts and some white pepper hop on finish. Extremely good condition. Very drinkable. Lovely brown best bitter wot used to be made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9843) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask, Cow and Plough, Stoughton. Amber with a firm cream head. Aromas are caramel and cream with hints of vanilla. Light oranges with hints of pine and grapefruit. Quite hoppy. Flavours are sweet oranges with toffee and biscuit malts. Some light nuttiness with a hoppy, grapefruit bitter finish. Similar to London Pride.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 10/04/2010 Floral aroma. White head. Golden bronze coloured and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9591) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Cask handpump at The Turf Tavern, Oxford, 17-04-10 Pours amber with a white head. This is a tasty tangy beer with a medium bitterness, some maltiness and a steak of sweet citrus throughout. Had this in the company of many Morris men and women, a wonderful though tiring day of dance. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Amber with white head. Dry, bitter and hoppy beer, good sharp flavours, crisp with a dry malt, biscuity then a leafy hop finish. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Cask handpull, The Malt Shovel, Northampton. Copper under a white film. Stewed tea, husky malt, nuts and citrus aroma. Dab of damp rabbit. Softer, less citrussy fruit again (moving backwards from Wots Occurring); peach, rose and orange perhaps. Bits of earth and ash. Unfussy shampoo dryness to finish again. Good but not quite Great; the earthiness does add a layer of complexity that gives it a slight edge over Wots Occurring and Gobble..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
A Mes rate: cask handpull at the Pembury Tavern.
Pale amber coloured with no head. Yes, I’m at the Pembury... Full on hop aroma. Absolutely glorious. Loads of citrus, even some faint lime, plus plenty of grassy notes too. Really aromatic. Flavour, bloody hell chaps, this is excellent. Absolutely stunning pale malt base with just the right level of sweetness topped off with lashings of grassy hops. Superb blend of earth and bitter in the finish. Nothing particularly outlandish, just a bloody excellent bitter.

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