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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 275ml and 500ml bottles, as well as on draught.

Armada was originally commissioned by the National Maritime Museum for their quarter centenary celebrations of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by Sir Francis Drake. It has been kept on as a regular beer due to it’s unprecedented popularity amongst Harveys fans.

A golden ale with a fine hop aroma and a clean, balanced bitterness.

Contains: Barley


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mt_hall (158) - Hertfordshire, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottled. Light copper colour with a small off white head of large bubbles. Floral hops on the nose with some biscuity malt. A balance of malt and hop flavours, a sweet start and a dry bitter finish. Not bad.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Bouteille 50cl, merci Pierre T. BB 06/2016. Couleur dorée-ambrée, col crémeux blanc. Arôme offre un malté modéré typiquement anglais sur un rétro léger de grillé. Houblonné reste noble avec également un style anglais tirant vers un agréable fleuri. Palais est léger, malté, cara et grillé subtil. Houblonné reste tout autant minime apportant juste le soupçon d’amertume - citronné. Pas mauvaise mais on reste dans la grande lignée anglaise mainte fois revu.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of apple and caramel. Taste of caramel and apple with a cardboard finish. Little sweet

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4057) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from the Harvey’s online shop. Appearance - golden with a thin head. Nose - stewed apple. Taste - light toffee and more stewed apple. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a fairly decent finish. Overall - a decent bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch, caramel. Taste is sweet, biscuity. Sweet.finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2015
bottle ambrata limpida poca schiuma non molto intenda delicata nota luppolata discreta secchezza buon amaro abbastanza bilanciato

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (9350) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Harvey’s. It pours clear pale gold with small bubbly white head. The nose is toasty, grainy, straw, earth and bread. The taste is lightly bitter, grainy, straw, watery, pithy lemon, grassy, musty and bread with a short, dry finish. Light body and low carbonation. Pretty light, earthy and musty. Nowhere near as good as the cask version. Meh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (5827) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Malty upfront with some nuts and caramel in the middle. Bit thin and watery. Drinkable but boring piwo.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (5838) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes - Firle. Pours out in a deep amber colour with low ehad and medium to flat body. Aroma of basement, hops and old fruits. Taste of old hops, dust, basement, barley, malt and herbs. Medium bitter finish. Not my kind of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, sweet and thin, dry toffee, floral fruits, ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
bottle at home .. golden amber ... small white head ... soft fruits ... floral fruits .. soft hop nose .. juicy fruits ... soft light flortlaa fuits ...


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