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Harveys Olympia

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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - April to October.
.A cool golden summer ale. Very refreshing with a balanced complexity. The latest in our main range of beers it was first produced in 2005 to celebrate our major summer award at Kensington Olympia for Best Bitter. It became an instant hit and is especially appreciated when served at 11 degrees Celsius.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask at the Lord Nelson, Brighton on 23rd August 2014. Gold with thin white head and lacing. Grassy, herby hop aroma. Lush grass in-mouth with delicate citric tang. Floral and grassy finish. Zingy mouthfeel and plenty of body. A good pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (631) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 1, 2014
Cask at the John Harvey Tavern, Lewes 31/7/14. Pours golden with a white head. Bitter finish. OK golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10877) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Gold with white head. Basic malty golden beer with a sharp fruitiness overlaid, quite apricot in character. Slightly thin. It’s ok but just a little dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1482) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2013
Better than the basic beer low gravity awesomeness. A very nice brew light malt flavor and aroma thin hoppiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear gold beer, suddy white head. Light palate, a little dry and a mildly crispy. Fresh tangy palate, malty and dry. Crisp citrus with mild nettle like hops, some pine as well. Dry finish with a little marmalade.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Cask. Summer ale. Golden color. The nose is subpar - a little too light. There’s hints of honey, grassy hops and pears. The taste is watery sweet with a little but of dry earthiness from the hops. The palate is a little unstructured, watery and simple. Not great, Harveys does much better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
Cask @ In De Wildeman. Golden colored brew. Fruity aroma. Flavor has fruits, some caramel sweetness. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
Cask at The Elephant’s Head, Lamberhurst, Kent. Pours a hazy copper with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of light hops, apples, more fruit and malt. Flavour’s the same, and quite light, with light leafy hops, apples, caramel malt and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Simple and pleasant, an O.K. beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mad_Ferret (688) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2011
Cask @ Lord Nelson, Brighton. Clear golden with some white bubbles on top. Slight resiny and perfumy hoppy but quite nasty citrus fruity aroma with some peach that is embedded in a funky sewer aroma. Euch! (After a bit down in the glass the smelll disappeared. The problem might have been the tap and not the beer). Taste is pale caramel malty with toffee and a decent citrus fruity hop punch. Medium body with some light tickeling carbonation. Refreshing and light but with a nasty smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and citrusy. Herbal and slight grassy hoppy flavoured. Mild sweetness and bitter dry. Slight grassy before the finish. Bitter and citrusy finish.

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