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Harveys Kiss (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - February. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Brewed to celebrate the return to Lewes of Rodin's sculpture.( This great work ranks among the most famous sculpted figures in the world and has an extraordinary history which mirrors the enigma of the Masterpiece) "the Kiss" in 1999. The brew also marks (appropriately) St. Valentine's Day February 14th. A light coloured honeyed brew from a special mash including Malted Oats and finishing at 4.8% A.B.V.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5340) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Royal Oak, London. There’s so much going on here. Sweet malts, fascinating glittering minerals, warm, chewy hops, characterful yeast that brings the beer to life. Temperature and condition bang on. So drinkable yet so fascinating.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Cask at the Market Porter. It pours clear golden-amber with a decent off-white head. The nose is earthy, dough, mild Harvey’s sulphur, biscuit and straw. The taste is crisp, bitter-sweet, biscuit malt base, earth, grassy, straw, floral, pepper and a touch of honey with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation.a big step up from the bottled version. Solid Harvey’s action.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (12393) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Cask @ the Wharf, Aalborg. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 130414

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2730) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
cask@Charlies, Copenhagen - golden pour small to medium white head. Aroma and taste is grassy, straw slight floral hoppy tones, lemony, sweet malty. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Cask at the Royal Oak - Borough, London. Pours clear, bright yellow-gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma is crispy cereal, biscuits, faint lemony citrus. Medium sweet flavor with sugary pale malts, further biscuits, honey, hay, cereal. Light-medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Sweet on the finish with a bit of white sugar, dry cereal, lemon rind, tangerine, straw. Decent drop.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma: some malts, not sweet, some hops. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: dry towards medium long end, flat carbonation. Overall: boring golden ale. Pint at the Carpenters Arms Marylebone, London.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 2014 - Cask in The Royal Oak, Borough. Clear golden amber, medium white foam head. Nose is sulphurous Burton snatch, grain malt, light honey, classic Harveys yeast (light sulphur, fresh cut field mushroom, sweet and sour), sweet grain malt. Taste is sweet grain malt, light honey. 3.1 Re-rate 1/3/15 - wow. Such is cask ale that only could this happen with it. you go from a 3.1 to a 4.3. Clear light brown to amber, with a thin white head. Nose is just amazing. So much going on. Led by a slightly tangy and sour rhubarb fruitiness which is coming from yeast esters, There’s also papaya, white apple, light aged wood, some peach in the background and then the subtle fruitiness of Harvey’s yeast and that slight musty grain character. taste is tangy fusty rhubarb, spice, deep rich woodiness, musty grain. This was one of those sublime cask ale moments. Right time, right place, right beer, although The Royal Oak always delivers something like this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Lord Nelson, Hyskenstraede 9, 1207 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear medium yellow - amber to orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, caramel, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100314]

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Cask at The Wharf Aalborg. Slightly orange colour, with a white fizzy head. Weak aroma of malt and some hops. Flavours are citrus and grassy hop. Crisp and light mouthfeel, and reminds me somewhat of a lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Cask @ Royal Oak, London. Clear golden with small but laced white head. Caramel and toffeeish malt in aroma and flavour with subtle hop notes. Smooth and malty finish. A little subdued all round.


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