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


on tap

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lordhumungus (14) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2006
Floral and complex with well balanced malt. Slightly lacking in body and perhaps a little tarte but easy drinking nonetheless. Each one as good as the first.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shakespiers (11) - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
Sampled on 17/11/06 at Market Porter London SE1. Always a good standby at this tickers pub. The handpumps were full of rebadged bland beers. So if you like beer, go for this instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2006
[Cask at Troon beer festival] Aroma of caramel, floral, earthy. medium body, dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2309) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg, DK. Pours a dark golden amber with a white head. Sourish cereal aroma with hoppy notes. Not that good, Sweetis hhoppy flavour with slight notes of yeast. Has a somewhat ‘icky’ feel to it, Dryish hoppy finish with some apple notes. 14-10-06.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6197) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Cask at The Royal Oak London SE1 15 Sep 06. Golden brown colour. Small white head. Rich fruity flavour. Peaches? Dry bitter finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Aroma gives toffee rich fruits with citruis hops balancing it all out. Taste has a similar kind of balancing going on which gives a great very drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2006
Cask at Speldhurst pub, Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of bready, toffee malt and citrus and earthy hops, perhaps some light smoke too. The flavour is slightly thin, but has good earthy, citrus hops and a very solid bitterness, combining will with toffee malts. A good bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
Half pint. Amber body with a white layer. Spicy aroma with notes of hops. Fruity flavour with roundness of malt. Medium mouthfeel. Quite well balanced bitterness (Cask at The Royal Oak, Borough 15.09.2006).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Cask at Market Porter. Clear copper, medium white head with great lacing. Strong tobacco leaves and birch aroma. Nice bready malt (brown bread), toffee and creamy caramel. This beer is anything but crisp. Very round, rich and creamy. Soft carbonation (even for a cask). I liked it. I wanted to ask the cute waitress at what time we could make out, being french speaking I asked “suce, sex, bite, heure?” and that’s what I got.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
(Cask at Royal Oak, Borough, London, 1 Aug) Colour is dark amber with tawny hints, small head. Nose is fruity with dried fruit and earthy, dusty hops and that lovely yeasty Harveys character. Taste is malty/fruity with dried fruit, raisins, earth/dusty hops, nuts (chestnut?). Hoppy but rather short finish, fairly dry. And that lovely Harveys character making this one of my favourite standard bitters. Lovely!

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