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Harveys Sussex Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask: Regular.
Originally brewed in 1920 as Harvey’s IPA with an abv of 4.7%. In the 1930’s it went down to 4.0%. Then down to 3.0% during the war, but eventually settled on 3.5% in the 1950’s. (In 2003 a version named Harvey’s Long Man IPA in honour of the Long Man Morris Men was released.)
It is a well balanced, well-hopped bitter and was awarded First Prize at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival in 1990.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is malty with a hoppy notes. Taste is rather malty than hoppy but with a decent bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at the Royal Oak. Golden amber with rich white head. Aroma of malt, apple, fruit and wood. Taste is a bit tangy, malty, wood and ashes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Cask at the Royal Oak - Borough, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, white head. Crispy grains in the nose with a bit of toasty hay and bread. Light sweet flavor with mild doughy bread, hints of brown sugar, dirty hay and light grassy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Light grass and orange rind bitterness to finish, some husky grains, toasted sugars, bread. Lovely little sessioner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
Tap at some Harvey’s pub. Pretty piss poor. Unbalanced bitterness and really quite tangy which is off putting. No like

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12882) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Cask @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 051013

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Cask Royal Oak, Borough, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, hops and grass. Notes of butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12147) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Cask @ Royal Oak. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, toasted, hop, medium sweet, little toffee and a little bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5456) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Golden with a small head. Has a wild bushy aroma and taste and a slightly smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Cask @ Jack Fairman, Horley, 22/08/13. Thanks Simon. Pours a light yellow with a decent, white head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, lemon. Light biscuit. Taste is much of the same. Refreshing and light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
29th July 2013
Royal Oak. Cask. Light haze on this amber beer, little white head. Light dry palate with very fine carbonation. Tangy watery something dried fruits. Off yeast. Very dry finish. Awful.

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