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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3532) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Deeper golden ale with a small bubbly head, has a malty aroma and a very small fruity taste. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1023) - PORTUGAL - MAR 11, 2013
A tasty beer to appreciate with a good group of friends in a pub while the rain pours outside.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2013
Cask at Market Porter, smallish head, clear amber colour, malty biscuity flavour, malty musty flavour reminiscent of a cellar with a strong sourness and a medium strong bitterness. Easy drinking but a bit mediocre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joemateix (2) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
Quite brilliant. My favourite bitter in The Lewes Arms is about as good it gets with trousers still on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1095) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Pint on draught at the Retreat in Reading. Red brown with short lived head. Not much of an aroma. Bitter, dry, fair. Leaves you feeling thirsty! A hint of sulphur. Doesn’t really do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guesty (1) - - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
Probably my favourite bitter, not overpowering and goes down nicely a really good session beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mogulmeister (1) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012 does not count
I drink this beautiful beer at The Cricketer’s in Berwick, Sussex where it is poured straight from the cask. A beautiful session beer with balance and flavour .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
(Cask @The Station Hotel, SE London) Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma and the taste are caramel biscuity malt and fruits, and nice hop profile. Good mouthfeel and very nice bitter finish. A very distinctive taste on the palate. Really like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6502) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes earthy grain and a bit of sweet biscuit. Flavor has earthy grain and biscuit throughout with a hint of backing pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On cask at the Crown and Anchor, Covent Garden, London. Fairly nice pour, a bright and healthy looking brownish-orange with a silky head. Soft leafy notes in the nose along with pale malts and a moderate, understated citric quality. Pleasantly full mouthfeel, even more leaf and bitter notes to taste. Solid.

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