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Harveys John Hop

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 30   ABV: 1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Sugar, Flaked maize, Hops, Yeast, Carbon-Dioxide, Colour - Caramel.
A low-alcohol Sussex pale ale (1%), produced from the Best Bitter. The name is derived from the cockney rhyming slang and is a fitting tribute to the generations of Londoners who harvested the crop in the hop gardens of Sussex.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4378) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitt’s gaff. Thanks to Leighton. Aroma is big silage wet grass, mineral wort. Light copper colour with a ton white head. Flavour is dry grass, mineral, some nutty malt. Very dry finish. Light body. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Picked up at the Royal Oak. Pours crystal clear gold with a flimsy white foam head. Light papery malts in the aroma, hints of caramel and bread. Light sweet flavor, very bland and watery with further caramel, papery bread, faint veggies. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Bland finish with subtle papery malt sweetness, minimal bitterness. Eh, it is what it is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scopey (7877) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Massive thanks to Leighton. It pours pale amber with a bubbly white head. The nose is brown bread, faint coriander, cardboard and dirty water. The taste is watery, light graininess, toast, hint of metal, cardboard and bread with a somewhat metallic finish. Lightest body and fine carbonation. Pretty watery for sure. A bit like drinking dirty water...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Deep copper colour with a thin, lasting, white, lacy, head. Smells of caramel, sweet toffee, butter and light hops. Medium oily body.Tastes like a sweet caramel bitter with light fruit and a dry bread finish. The finish has a slight club soda feel. Not bad. Almost like a soft malt drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (4483) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2013
Schöne bernsteinbraune Farbe im Glas, angenehm süßlich-malziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist frisch hopfenbetont, die alkoholfreie Note kommt durch, passt aber irgendwie gut zu der angenehmen Malznote und der angenehmen Herbe, die sich durch den Mittelteil bis weit in den Nachgeschmack zieht. Der Hauptteil ist nicht so körperlos wie erwartet, sondern ausgewogen Malzig mit ganz leichter Säuerlichkeit, dazu die beschriebene Herbe. Alles in Allem ein echt leckeres (fast) alkoholfreies Bier. Vielen Dank an Sean für diese Flasche!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Copper brown. Almost no head. Nose is odd. Sour lactic and caramel malt. Taste is lacking and a bit thin. Caramel malt is strongest, but not a lot. Bit of fruit. This is really lacking flavour for a bitter. Poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
This is fine as low alcohol beers go, fairly hoppy, can’t really tell how low the alcohol content is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Malt aroma. Amber golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5321) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
275ml bottle from the brewery shop. This has character for a light ale. Though much of the character appears to come from flavours associated with vintage beer. There are oxidised notes, cardboard, musty bitterness, damp leather, and through it all Harvey’s signature hop notes, and a touch of Brett. Fascinating! Shame the bottle is so small - it’s all gone just as I’m starting to enjoy myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle, max 1%. Sweet malt syrup aroma. Clear amber colour. Good hoppiness in flavour, some cinnamon. Does not really taste low alcohol except for some breadiness.

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