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Harveys Bloomsbury Brown (formerly Nut Brown Ale)

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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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Originally called Nut Brown Ale - name changed early 2012.
Historically called Nut Brown due to the flavour of the beer, whose roasted malt and caramel sugars produce the ‘nutty’ palate of this dark, smooth ale. Priming sugars are later added to impart a background sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, thin, cardboard, sweet, roasty malts, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Pale brown, faint head. Sweet oaky nose. Soft bitter peppery, dank gripping finish. Salty dank sock sweetness.

Bottle, Cheers LONick, I think, April Not So Fools Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee malts .. light juict roast nose .. thin body ... ligth oxidised malts .. soft toffee fruits ... light malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2013
27,5cl bottle mild-malziger Antrunk, leicht süßlich, sehr süffig. Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier vollmundiger, dabei trockene Röstmalznoten zusammen mit einer milden Herbe, die allsamt gut den geringen Alkoholgehalt und die daraus resultierende leichte Wässrigkeit überdecken. Der Nachgeschmack ist mild-weich, röstmalzig-angenehm zusammen mit einer feinherben Note. --> Sehr leckeres dunkles Mild Ale! 12/13/13/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mt_hall (105) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown with a medium sized, short lived, light brown head. Lots of malt and molasses aromas. Flavours are light, with sweet, malty molasses and syrup, balanced with some floral hops. Low alcohol content gives a light, thin palate, but still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1618) - AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2012
Dari brown with a dark brow head. Almost black. Smells of daro berries, malt, caramel, and a smooth nuttyness that combined with the brow sugar smells very desserty. Medium oily body. Strong sweetness with a berry nut on the finish. Prunes, licorish. Nice sugary dessert beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle at Scopey’s CBC Tune-Up. Massive thanks to Duff for sourcing this mega-Whale for the tasting. There was an audible gasp emitted when he pulled this from his bag. The appearance is deep brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is light sweet strawberry malts and rotting fruit, some hints of nuts. The taste is light roasted nuts and floral rainwater. There’s some chewy caramel, too. The body’s very light and watery. It’s a soft and generally muted beer. Overall, it’s a fine beer, uncomplicated and a bit boring. Perhaps the massive expectations hurt our chances of a truly objective rate!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, big thanks to the legendary Duff for pulling these Harveys out of the bag.... It pours clear deep brown, with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is leaf, toast and soap. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, nut, toast, brown sugar, leaf and soap, with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Easy drinking for sure, just a little unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle at the CBC Tune-Up, London. Huge thanks to Duff for pulling this one out. Pours a clear, red-brown with a creamy, light beige head. Doughy-toasty malt nose. Medium sweet flavor, some sugary bread, caramel, light toasty leaves, maybe some ripe fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more sweet bread, mild caramel. Pretty basic but easygoing. Thanks again Duff for going out of your way to bring us this beer. It was served at optimal temperature, too. Thanks, Duff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Pours dark brown with thin white head. Nose is sweet malty. Lots of caramel. Very sugary aromas almost sherberty. Flavour is very much a mild. No particular flavours bursting through and quite flat on the first sip, but there is a really nice caramel finish that settles on the tongue. not bad as a mild, but nothing of the nuttiness promised in the name.

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