wimpyjoe (4152) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden glowing copper ale with a very small bubbly head. Not much pale character, very mild in this respect at best, but certainly an easy to drink session ale.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13, as Hadlow Bitter.
Clear golden with a bubbly off white head that retains well.
Nose is fruit, light veg, toffee - a little muted.
Taste comprises toffee, malty, apple, fruits.
Medium in body with moderate carbonation and some bitterness in the finish.
Quaffable but a pretty basic bitter with little depth.
kwik-lime (1333) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty session beer, nicely drinkable but not much exciting here. Some caramel in the finish.
blankboy (6139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The White Hart, Arundel, West Sussex. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with an average size lasting fizzy off-white head. Good lacing. Mild aroma of light hops and not much else -- smells nice though. Flavour has a good amount of hops, especially for a U.K. Bitter, backed by malt and a touch of apple/ Average bodied. Quite good, another fave on this trip.
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2011 Cask in John Harvey Tavern, Lewes. Pours amber/brown. Touch of the ’Burton snatch’ when held to nose. Caramel dominates the nose with some fruity hop notes. Taste is mildish with malt dominating and caramel with a bit of fruity hop bitterness. Unremarkable standard bitter.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) as Hadlow Bitter at the John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, during the Harveys brewery tour day, 7 June 2009. Attractive amber colour. A clean, fresh basic bitter. Some light bitterness and a little dry malt. Quite understated all round. Decent but not exciting.
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Woking Beer Festival 2009. Pours a pale brown colour with a small white head. Good hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. The taste is sweet with plenty of hops and the caramel still comes through.
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Lord Nelson, Brighton. Copper colour, off-white head. Lager malts. Flavour is malty, fairly bitter, with some hops.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at the Garland, Redhill. Amber with a white head. I’ve been drinking this for years as ’Pale’. A graeat session beer, drinking rather like a light mild. Plenty of Harvey’s house characture and not in the least watery. Spiffing stuff on a hot summers evening.
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Garland, Redhill. Amber pint domed with bathfoam. Burton sulphur, peppery hop, touch of apple fruit on snout. Caramel, earthily fruity hop, chalky smoothness. Op-Ale? Drinks like a bottled Belgian ale of modest strength - plenty of mellow English hop character and dusty sherbet fruit from the yeast. Sulphur throughout. Assertively bitter finish lingering with vanilla malty afters. Big flavour at 3.5. Tasty sessions, nothing special.