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Harveys Star of Eastbourne (Bottle)

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Brewed by Harveys
Style: English Strong Ale
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A strong, old style India Pale Ale reminiscent of the ales exported across the globe by British breweries during the early 19th Century. It has a full hop aroma, golden body and tight head. The bitterness lingers on the palate giving a dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up, thanks to Paulo 10/12/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, light citric peel, bready notes, light must. Taste comprises pale malt, must, dirt, bready, nutty. Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok - a little basic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
10th December 2014
Tasting at Leighton’s Flat. Thanks to Paul. Clear gold beer, nice bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Airy malts bring decent creamy sweetness. Hops are pithy orange with lesser grapefruit. Mild peel. Light semi dry finish. Pithy linger. Nice balance of sweet and bitter here and it drinks well under it’s abv.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle picked up at Harvey’s. It pours clear golden-amber with a medium white foamy head. The nose is soft, toasty grain, cereal, melon, apple and pear. The taste is smooth, bitter, toasty, earth, cereal, honeyed grain, light alcohol, melon, pear and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Hides abv rather well. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle shared at Leightons pre Christmas tasting. Very clear golden / orange colored pour with a loose lasting white head. Aroma is medicinal hop, light nutty malt, berry hop, and English yeast esters. Flavour is composed of little nutty, caramel grainy malts with a berry, medicinal hop, hop leaf. Nice yeast character. Palate is semi sweet, moderate to low carbonation. Lingering dirty green hop. Drinks very well for 6.5%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle shared in London. Thanks to Paul. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose is mostly doughy white bread with hints of grain and lemon meringue. Medium sweet flavor with ripe citrus fruits, grainy pale bread, slight grass, dirty hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet on the finish with more pale, bready malts, touches of honey and grains. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Harveys Brewery Bottle Shop, Lewes, E.Sussex. Amber with white head. This certainly feels like a little journey into the past, there is a full, earthy maltiness with a mid roasted character, dusty and slightly toasty. On top of this there is a slightly oily hop note with a dry leafy taste to it, bittering and slightly resinous. A decent beer for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Slightly sweetish with some peaches and hops upfront. A bit of syrup in taste and aroma. Thick piwo with a fruity and light background. To recommend.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4608) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle bought at Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes - Firle. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium to flat body. Aroma of hops, light malt and basement. Taste of mild hops, cloves, barley, straw, mild fruits and mild herbs. Easy drinkable and quite nice, yet nothing very special regarding taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden brown with a minimal head. Aroma is floral with pine. Taste a little sweet. Oily on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Rating from 2010: Dunkelgoldene Farbe, weißer Schaum. Der Geruch ist herb aromatisch. Im Antrunk ist das Bier süßlich-herb, schön aromatisch. Zum Hauptteil wird die ausgeprägte Hopfenherbe deutlicher, die leichte Süße harmoniert sehr gut mit dem hopfenaromatisch-herben Grundton des Bieres. Der Nachgeschmack ist langanhaltend, frisch-herb und malzig-süßlich zugleich, schon fast dickflüssig. --> schönes aromatisch-herbes Exemplar eines Imperial IPAs, auch wenn es sich selber nur East India Ale nennt. Für meinen Geschmack einen Tick weniger malzsüßlich sein könnte. Sehr zu empfehlen!! --> 12,12,11,11,12,12 - 11,70


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