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Harveys Old Ale (Bottle)

Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Old Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Bottled: 275ml and 500ml. Also available on draught from October to March.

Old Ale is a premium cask and bottled beer originally brewed as No.1 Brown. It was renamed Exhibition Brown Ale (XXXX) due to the numerous awards it had won.

This dark, full-bodied beer combines sweetness and strength to produce an exceptionally smooth palate for a discerning public.

Contains: Barley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (2414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel, bread malts, grain, light bitters coming up, dry, bitter finish. Overall: very malty, super low ABV, not sure what this is exactly, not offending, but an Old Ale, really? Bottle from the brewery shop, Lewes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
275ml bottle from Harveys Brewery Shop. Clear dark mahogany brown ale with light and lacey tan head. Feint sweet malty aroma. Slightly watery and oily mouthfeel but flavour is balanced really well. Taste is like brown sugar over malty cereal with a distant hop edge which lingers in the long medium dry finish. A really satisfying drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Dark brown. Sweet, artificial aroma, malts. Taste issimilar, not pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online. Appearance - Nose - tar, light herbs, malt. Taste - more tar and herbs. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy middle section and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - decent ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at ash?s. Pours deep amber, nose is toffee, caramel, berry, taste is rich, fruity, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle picked up at Harvey’s. It pours deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is toasty, earth, burnt wood, caramel and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, treacle, caramel, cola, wood, candy, wood, earth and dried fruits with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. No real depth to it. Simple and easy-going.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle bought in Lewes shared with McTapps. I would compare that one a bit to an oud bruin due to its sweetish, mild taste and aromas of chocolate, some malt and bit of sugar. Drinkable and easy going with a nice creamy end. Liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle bought at the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes-Firle. Beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of barley and malt. Taste of mild malt, light barley, light nuts, straw and leaves. Mild and thin finish with no real taste. Average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 051013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
bottle from Noble Wines Tunbridge Wells. Deep brown colour, small beige head. Light-bodied, malty start and some shy hops. Hints of dried fruit and caramel. Quite flavourful for the strength!

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