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Harveys Southdown Harvest Ale (Bottle)

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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 500ml only. Available on draught throughout September.

South Down Harvest is brewed each September in celebration of the age-old interaction between brewing and agriculture. A quantity of freshly harvested ’green’ hops are included in this recipe which combines three different malts and three different hop varieties to produce a dry biscuit like palate with a fresh tangy bitterness.

Contains: Barley.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1746) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Gold with a medium foamy head. Smells of yeast, berries, bread and malt. Light body with light carbonation. Tastes sweet with grain, berries, vegetable and paper. Grain and hay

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is quite sweet, floral, light citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, dark golden with little white head. Not much aroma, some caramel. Taste of caramel, biscuit. Quite clean

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Clear amber, no head. Toffee, brassy and clean enough nose - slightly wet bready. Firm sweetness, loose bitternes and simple lemon cordial buzz. Clean enough, soft soapy and a passable "artificial carbonated" mouthfeel.

Bottle, Ash’s "Office" Tasting

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online. Appearance - amber with some head. Nose - strawberries, going into rhubarb jam. Biscuit backdrop. Taste - more fruit and biscuits. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly decent finish. Overall - interesting beer, probably needs just a bit more zip on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of floral hops, light caramel biscuit, red fruit. Taste is more of the same, quite sweet. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle split at the Bottle Shop, thanks to 2015 Harveys Fanboy - Bropey - Croydonias smallest big rater, 10/01/15. Clear golden amber with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is bready, caramel, toffee, raisens, yeast esters. Taste comprises bready malt, vanilla, more yeast twitches, faint brett, light caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 Bottle shared at Bottle Shop. It pours clear deep amber with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, bitter-sweet, floral, light vanilla, toffee, fruit loaf, candy, dried fruits, brown sugar and cake. The taste is bitter, sweet, brown bread, earth, toasty, dried fruits, grainy, earth and some other gear with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours clear golden-russet with a mild foam head. The nose has simple yeast, berries, bread. Medium sweet flavor with light paper, grain, ripe berries, faint leafy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Simple bready malt finish, some faint caramel, leaves, grain, toasted hay. So so.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2015
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