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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 30   ABV: 1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 275ml only.

Bill Brewer is a low-alcohol version Sussex Old Ale (1%), retaining the essential character of this brew. As with John Hop, the beer is produced identically to the parent product and the alcohol is only removed prior to bottling. A low alcohol Brown Ale with a full malty palate and slightly burnt aftertaste.

Contains: Water, Barley, Sugar, Hops, Yeast, Carbon Dioxide, Colour – Caramel E150c.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Reddish dark brown. Stingy malts and bitterness, taste has dark malts, some syrupy sweetness,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, light roast, taste is sweet, fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from the Harvey’s online. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a thin head. Nose - orange and malt. Light toast. Taste - same again. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - solid considering the ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Taste is light sweet, toffee. Finishes sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11382) - 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 (5358) - 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 (13956) - 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 (9000) - 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 (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (1741) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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.


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