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Harveys Bill Brewer

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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Low Alcohol
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 30   ABV: 1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle only.
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Sugar, Hops, Yeast, Carbon Dioxide, Colour - Caramel.
A low-alcohol Sussex old ale (1%), produced from the Old Ale and retaining the essential character of this brew. As with the John Hop, the beer is produced identically to the parent product and the alcohol is only removed prior to bottling. A Bronze Medal Winner at the BBI Awards in 1990.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled, 500ml at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Chestnut with thin head. This had a caramelised malty body, some fruity tartness, slightly nutty. Thin on the palate but more depth than many with this ABV. A decent Low alcohol beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2855) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitt’s gaff. Thanks to Leighton. Chestnut brown red coloured pour halo of off white head. Aroma is nice nutty raisin bread. Flavour is dry nutty malt. Low fruity esters. Touch of raisin. Some sweet wort. Weird hairspray note at the back of the throat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Picked up from the Royal Oak. Pours clear amber with a frothy tan head. The nose holds berries, grapes, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, slightly rotten fruits, more berries, faint leather and earth. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary bread to finish, some straight toasted sugar, light toffee, aged fruits. OK low ABV old ale, anyway.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, wood, caramel and supermalt. The taste is dry, woody, caramel, earth, leather with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Punchier than the John Hop for sure. As 1% old ales go this is a belter.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany with zero life. The flavour was flat, lifeless, a little like syrup but not in a nice way. Not nice to drink at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2013
Dark brown with a red tint and a disappearing, white head. Smells of caramel, liquorish, Unfermented wart. Light thin body. Tastes of cola syrup, caramel and malt. Nice and simple, yet very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3775) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma has some sharp roast, malt, caramel and some bready note. Flavour has caramel, wort, some roast. Very nice for the abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours clear reddish brown with a small ring tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wort and water. Flavour light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice for the low ABV.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deanso. Almost clear ruby red color, no head. Smell and taste malts, weirdness and shoes. Some fruits and wort as well. More flavor than I expected from a 1% ABV beer. Low body, thin texture, low carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3325) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle @ ABCbeers tasting. Clear brown pour. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar and varnished wooden tables that have been in a pub for ages. Flavor is watery, spicy and woody.


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