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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Spring water from Harvey’s artesian well; Maris Otter malted barley; Fuggles, Goldings, Progress and Bramling Cross hops; Harvey’s yeast - repitched for over 50 years.
First brewed in 1955.
A superbly balanced session bitter with a prominent hop character. Our most famous and popular brand - it makes up over 90% of our total brewing capacity. Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA’s Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006. Winner of the First Prize Gold Medal at the International Brewers’ Exhibition in 1980. Brewed to an original gravity of 1036° -1040°. Fermented between five and nine days. Longer fermentations will have Bret character from the resident Bret in the brewery.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Earthy aroma, light hops, light butter. Quite sweet malty flavour, light bitter. Finish caramel, malts. Rather nice.
(from draught -cask- @ The Harp, London)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
symmetry (7) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
Cask at the cambridge beer festival. Combination of sweet crystal and bitter english hops on the nose. Apetizing golden brown colour, light head clining to the edges of the glass. Nice bitter hops- sweet crystal malt taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
On tap at the Arlington Arms, Eastbourne. Classic one with a start filled with fresh hops and some nuts. Easily drinkable with mild carbo, some caramel and bit of roasted chicken. Very balanced piwo with a decent bitter end.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (4314) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Draught at Arlington Arms in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep brown colour with low head and medium-flat body. Aroma of mild hops and barley. Taste of barley, wheat, hops, nuts and leaves. Very bitter finish. Nice but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (350) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Cask at the Snowdrop, Lewes. Pours mid brown with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Bitter dry edge. Typical Harvey’s taste. Great pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1741) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Cask @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours amber with malty aroma. Decent session bitter with caramel, malt, brown bread and classic English hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1400) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Cask at Jolly Brewmaster. Pours amber with a medium, white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cookie malt, pear esters and citrus hops. Flavor is malty, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (707) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Cask@Charlie’s Bar, CPH. Amber color with a white head. Caramel malts, dried fruits, bread. Medium carbonation. Good light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Cask at the George, Croydon. It pouts hazy deep amber with a small white head. The nose is wood, earth, toast, caramel, brown bread, and dirt. The taste is toasty, earth, leather, orange peel, caramel, pine, varnish, brown bread and dried fruits with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good depth for the style.


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