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Harveys Kiss (Bottle)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottled: 500ml only. Also available on draught throughout February.

Kiss was first brewed in 1999 to celebrate the return of Rodin’s famous sculpture to Lewes (from where it was commissioned) for a summer-long exhibition.

A Valentine beer brewed with malted barley, pinhead oats and a marriage of English and continental hops. It is the only beer that Harveys produce using oats in the mash, creating a unique mealy character.

Contains: Barley and Oats

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7403) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from the brewery shop in Lewes. Smooth and round malty beginning. Fresh smooth, nice with hints of grain. Not too sweetish, round with a nice and intense bitterness. The Golden Ale aromatic is smooth, mild grainy sweetish in the aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5038) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online. Appearance - golden with nice lace. Nose - pungent citrus, maybe getting towards tamarind. Taste - loads of green herby notes Palate - medium bodied or so. Creamy and fairly fresh on the finish. Overall - it’s not bad, it’s not good, it has more character than plain water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2747) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshleyMcCobb’s. Clear copper orange. Nose is all vegetables, some sweet malts as well. Taste is sweetish malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, citrus, floral, toffee, taste is dry, sweet, toffee, floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (11993) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from the Harvey’s bottle shop. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is toasty, grainy, buttered cheap white bread and straw. The taste is crisp, lightly bitter, straw, floral, sweet dough, pale grain, earth and light lemon rind with a dry finish. Light-medium body and average carbonation. Pretty basic stuff. Not bad, just plain. One of my least favourite from Harvey’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Harvey’s Brewery Bottle Shop, Lewes, E.Sussex. Gold with white head, slightly fizzed. Thin malty beer, light, grainy, some lemon notes, rather dull unfortunately. Preferred the cask version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Clear medium to light amber with a thin light lacy fair slightly lasting white head. Smells of pale malt with fruit, caramel and light herbal tones. Medium watery body. Not too sweet but nice with brown sugar, malt and fruit. Smooth and buttery. Not sure if this is now conditioned but it doesn’t seem to have any carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011

Bottle 275ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, light cardboard - yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, oxidide, cardboard. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20110730]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24924) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, caramel malts, some slight floral and herbal notes. Flavour is fruits, earth, mild nectary notes as well as some slight bready notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear gold pour with a bubbly, white head. Caramel malts, some age, touches of toffee. Moderately sweet flavor, slightly watery but not bad. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Brown sugar and aged malts in the finish. Alright.

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