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


on tap

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

Orgeogre's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orgeogre (10) - Lyon, - NOV 6, 2011
I grew up on this one (late 70’s yes I’m an old taster) as I lived not far from the brewery. The quality of this is (or at lest used to be) quite variable from one pub to another. When it at it’s best it is the epitomy of Southern English ale. Perfect balance between fruit and hop biterness. If I had to chose a last pint before dyeing it would be this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2221) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
Cask @ pub in Rye. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Bready with notes of caramel. Bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2164) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Fat @ Harp, London. Bärnstensfärgad med ett generöst smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell och frukt. Smakinslag av smörkola, citrus och blomster. Fruktig och besk avslutning. Medelkropp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4316) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
1/19/2008 10:29:38 PM Cask at Market Porter, London. Bright orange. Slight head. Fruity taste of orange, peach. Hoppy. Then gets progressively bitter, spicy too. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (570) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Cask, from a fresh barrel. Appearance is dark brown, hints of amber, clear, with a small bubbly head. Aroma- brown bread, raisin, caramel malt. Taste is smooth, slightly chewy, dark fruit hints, bread, caramel, some nuttiness, undercurrent of hop bitterness. Perfect bitter in many ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5877) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
Amber color with a fine off white head. Good lacing. Nice mixed aroma with caramel, mild citric, hoppy and fruity. Medium (light) body and a soft carbonation.Flavour are also more powerful than a ususal British bitter at a pub. Caramel/toffee, mild citric and fruity. A really pleasant session ale.
[Handpull at Market Porter - London Bridge/Borough in London, England]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London. Clear amber, medium white head. Nutty, caramelly, floral and herbal hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
From pump. Pours amber with a small head. Lots of fruits on the nose with the malt base. Taste is malty with fruits and hops. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (243) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 23, 2015
draught pint at Dolphin, Eastbourne. Pours dark amber with small white head that doesn’t last long. Aroma - malt and floral hoppy note. Taste is malt with strong floral and bitterness from hops - decent bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4761) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(cask) clear amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of heavy yeast and some light chlorine, slightly grassy, with a touch of yoghurt and treebark. flavour is mostly grainy pale malts, floral hops and yeast, slightly buttery, with a hint of gooseberries and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at Bristol pub. Pours a dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma like an old brewery but a very nice bitter palate. A very good Bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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