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Harveys Star of Eastbourne (Bottle)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: English Strong Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in the Royal Oak, Borough. Served room temperature. Clear light chestnut brown, thin white foam head. Nose is caramel, crystal malt, boiled sweet, slight earthy English hop, some biscuity malt. Bit dull really. On the taste it’s as above but there’s some earthy dry hop, bit of ale fruitiness. Old fashioned caramel and boiled sweet bottled bitter. Bottle condition for God’s sake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Pours light amber brown colour with a thin white head, light malt aroma, taste is light bitterness with fruit with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2381) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 15, 2015
Poursa clear amber color, topped with a small and non-lasting white head. Malty aroma, biscuity with some caramel notes. Taste is malty, biscuity with some fruity feel way in the back and a moderate bitterness. Nothing special really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours amber, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is chewy toffee, light sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Paler amber than the bitter, slight buzzy head. Toffee and pineapple nose. Lean grassy bitterness, the "full hop" is a bit of a melon and lime stretch and it finishes clean enough. Agreeable enough finish, firm tinny bitterness.

Bottle, Ash’s "Office" Tasting, Harvey’s Online

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit and apple. Taste is similar, caramel, biscuit and apple. Slightly sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online shop. Appearance - amber with a thin head. Nose - toffee, Taste - toffee, orange tang in the background. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - interesting but more interesting than good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, light spice. Taste is buttery, biscuit. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22350) - , 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.

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