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Harveys Bonfire Boy (Cask)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: English Strong Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Cask: Seasonal - briefly, around Bonfire Night. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Originally brewed to commemorate the gallant work of the Fire Brigade during the fire at the brewery in July 1996 and was originally called Firecracker. We now brew this for the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations each year. This is a Seasonal Ale and only available for a short period of time. Highly roasted Malts are used during the production of this beer to give a slightly burnt quality and a hint of smoke to this amber coloured ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Cask at the Royal Oak. Amber pour. A malty fairly caramelly beer. Has a bit of molasses and brown sugar character that leans more towards American style amber than most of the other dark stuff I’ve had here. A little bit fruity and fairly sweet it also has some apricot and pear notes. Good - although I like stuff a bit drier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask at the White Horse. It pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is fruit cake, oily, wood, varnish, honeycomb, toast and tangy marmalade. The taste is wood, earth, marmalade, varnish, toffee, raisin, sultana, honey, oily, fruit cake with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Very nice marmalade character going on. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask at The White Horse Old Ale Festival, London. Pours clear ruby with a light, white foam head. Lots of ripe fruits in the nose, apple, banana. Big sweet flavor, pretty malty, with ripe fruits, bread and light toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more toffee and ripe fruits, bread, more banana. Very pleasant stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Cask at the White Rock Hotel.A beautiful reddish copper colour with a tight cream head; aroma of sweet vinous fruit and deeply roasted, smokey malts; smooth in the mouth with purple fruits and milky chocolate malts; the a dry earthy finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3516) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
Dark amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of caramel, nuts, bread and apples. A flavor of caramel, nuts, fruits and crispy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt and floral hop. Flavour is sweet malt, light bitter and floral hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2010
Clear deep amber-brown colour. Pleasant caramel malty sweet bit fruity aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour of toasty malt and caramel with some dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11392) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of grass and caramel with a hint of sulphur. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and biscuit. Grassy hops and bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11001) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
cask at charlies. dark amber, small offwhite head. spicy sweet malty aroma. flavor is sweet faint spicyt faint dark fruits, malty, brown sugary sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6704) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Cask at Charlies Pub. Clear reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is very fruity and filled with sweet caramel notes. The flavour is fruit, berries, sweet caramel and toffee. Nice.

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