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Harveys Blue Label

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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
bottle at home .. copper ... thnin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits .. dry zezty fruits ... dull thin soft fruits ...

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (1972) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (93) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1748) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1305) - Brentford, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (3914) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4207) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
Pours clear copper with no head. Nose is bit of caramel malt and lemon and fruity hop aromas. Taste is fruity citrous hops and a caramel malt backbone. Bit weak and watery though, probably because pasteurised bottles. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (1812) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2010
Harveys bitter är en ljus lätt ale med ganska mycket humlenärvaro. Lättdrucken.

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