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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
A dry, heavily hopped strong pale ale with an extremely light colour. Originally commissioned by the National Maritime Museum for the quarter centenary celebrations of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by Sir Francis Drake. We were requested to continue production by numerous devotees.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3479) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
Golden honey colour, small head. Very skunky, bitter flavours at first giving way to malty sweetness. Hops in the finish. Very pleasent.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Cask at C4, Odense: Golden with fine good & solid head. The aroma is very speciel. a little sour hop smell (Northdown hops I beleive) Flat yet soft body that is a little watery. Fine lacings. Pleasant bitter end!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2007
cask at the wenlock arms. flat and amber with some light bubbles. aroma of pine, caramel and menthol. tasted of quinine, very bitter, lightly citric, some lingering minerals in the aftertaste. very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
Dec 06 Cask conditioned @ White Rock Hotel, Hastings. Nice and malty with earthy undertones and funky hints. Dusty drying hops with a moderately bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2006
Cask at the Royal Oak, London. Amber ale. Nyce piney dry ale, with a very crisp finish. Just as I like them.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2006
CASK at Charlies. Amber colour with a small white head. Malty, floral hop aroma and taste. Medium body with a very dry, floral hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Cask at The Royal Oak London SE1 15. Sep 06. Golden coloured. A small white head. Light bodied mouthfeel. Some bitterness in the finish. A bit anonymous.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Cask at Chalies. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and hops. Flavour of malts, fruits, hops and grape fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Pours yellowish and golden in colour with a small head. Very hoppy and with notes of flowers. Very well balanced. Spicy hint.


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