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


on tap


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular (subject to availability). Also available in 275ml and 500ml bottles.

A premium bitter ale with vibrant hop tones. A brewer’s choice. In 1988, the Maritime Museum in Greenwich commissioned Harveys to brew a 400th anniversary beer in celebration of the defeat of the Spanish Armada; many of the ships were sunk off the Sussex coast.

Contains: Barley

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
(cask) Amber with a thin white head. Hop nose with grassy notes. Bitter soapy hops taste with a malt finish. Thin on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Royal Oak. Golden brown with very very slight head. Dusty hop and tobacco nose with some malt underneath. Tasty as hell. Nutty, good malt and hop balance with a lovely herbacious finish. Nice mouthfeel. One of the better cask Harveys I have had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
Cask at C4, Odense. Light amber with a small, but lasting white head. Odd grassy flavour, with herbs and green leaves, overwhelming and not entirely pleasant. Dry and very bitter with a some grassy hop flavour and a hint of butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2007
Cask@Royal Oak. Pale amber colour, not much head. Aroma is malts, hops, herbs and some spices. Flavour is spicy, malty, hoppy and has some grassy hints in it also. Very pleasantly mixed. aftertaste is mainly herbs and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
bottled and on tap at the brewery. Dry and pleasantly hoppy. Solid malty background with hints of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Cask at Charlies. Clear golden - white head. Aroma & Taste: Malty, berries, citrus, fruity, dry bitter hoppy, ryebread, light flowery, citrus zest. A bit thin body. (4/3/5/3/11) ------- Rerate: at Charlies again, this time a lot more fresh sharp.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
If it was me i say needed more time however i got the idea. Sulphur, caramel, toffee apples, no aim almost useless.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2007
Cask at the wharf, Aalborg. golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, honey. I dont like this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2007
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. Clear, golden ale with a small white head. Weak malty aroma with some hops, but there’s also a papery note. Malty start in the mouth, but then there’s some paper and a weak hoppiness. Thin to medium body. A boring session-style beer. (070331)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Cask. Pale golden of color with a thin white longlasting head. The aroma is nice fresh with notes of grass, fruits, apples and citrus. The flavor light and bitter in the good way with notes of bisquit, malt, hops and dry hops.

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