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Harveys Blue Label

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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Pasteurised bottle only.
"Best Sussex Pale Ale"
Awarded first prize at the International Brewers’ Exhibition in 1976, this premium pale ale is brewed to an original gravity of 1036° -1040° and ‘dry hopped’ during the period of maturation prior to bottling. The result is a full-bodied pale ale which should impart a delicate hop character behind the residual sweetness of the malt sugars.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, metallic, thin, sweet toffee, dry, some slight fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
500ml bottle. 3.8%. Pours chestnut brown, small white head. Aromas of red fruit, brown sugar. Taste is more brown sugar sweetness, watery thin finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
bottle at home .. copper ... thnin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits .. dry zezty fruits ... dull thin soft fruits ...

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
frale (3) - Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
One of my favourite beers and a real taste of home. I have to buy it online from the brewery shop, which is a very good service. Fairly full bodied but lightly hopped, very refreshing, and being lower in alcohol than lots of beers today doesn’t make me fall over!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Half pint bottle @ Migration 2013. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is malts with some fruits and hops. Basic bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (111) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottled. Pours a clear, mid-amber colour with a small off-white head of large bubbles. A light resin aroma of hops, with a touch of malt to balance. Flavours are clean but fairly subtle; hops again but with a balanced finish. A good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1840) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, the taste is slighty bitter with malt with a short dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
(Bottled) Not a bad pale ale if you want something you dont have to think about that retains nice texture. Some light fruity hops and toffee malt sweetness

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Light, honey-yeasty ale aroma. Good bottle, light pale amber with an off white head. A little tinny, a little tannic, lightly sweet, not very bitter. Slight woody finish, thin bodied. Thanks to Triock for bringing this back from Sussex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
50cl bottle picked up in Hastings. Golden amber with a loose off-white head; malty aroma; sweet malty flavour, with a few light hops thrown in. Not my favorite Harveys.


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