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Formerly brewed at Harveys
Style: English Strong Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask. A traditional October Ale - the true forerunner of the historic IPA.
Harvey’s commemorative quartercentenary ale, issued as part of the 2005 Lewes Bonfire Celebration.
Also available bottled as Quartercentenary Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2006
My ratings do not match others and wonder whether the cask was not up to scratch. Pint pulled at The White Horse in Parsons Green (London), brown in colour that took a long time to settle, with a bubbly head. A very rich aroma with fruits (cherries). Cherries again in the flavour, but a little tart and very strong. Would like to try again elsewhere to re-rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Cask at the Royal Oak, London
Cloudy dark amber color. Peculiar aroma, a bit sour and fruity. Sweet, full bodied, mellow, raisins, fruits, like a Christmas Pudding, spices. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2005
Draft at The Royal Oak, Borough, London. Dark copper-coloured, small off-white head. Acidic aromas, fruity. Sweet and sour flavours, very fruity, some caramel, port-like qualities, dry finish. Full body.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2005
Garland, Redhill. Beautiful! Soft radiant fruit - intensely, yet curiously gently sweet. Just enough hops to balance and hold down the malt, giving a barely noticeable, but initially important, bitter finish. Vague hint of vinegar on the nose which could be because the pub have kept this on for too long?

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