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


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Cask: Regular.
This dark traditional mild ale, brewed all year round to an original gravity of 1028°-1032° is a well balanced beer with a soft, slightly sweet palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Cask (Royal Oak, London)
Hoppy aroma for a mild. Slight bit of sulphur in the first taste, but covered soon by a slightly hoppy, slightly perfumy malt taste. Not enough malty body for a mild IMHO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a short to average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Dark brown with copper highlights, and a small white head. Malty aroma, light grassy note. Sweet and malty. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Cask@Royal Oak, Borough. Rubyish amber colour with not much head. Aroma is popcorn along with butter along with some sweetish malts. Flavour is slightly buttery along with malts and some balancing up hops. Quite dry palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF. Nice chesnut color, attractive foamy light tan cap. Swampy, feral aroma, a bit earthy. Light minty bitterness blends gently with earthy chocolate. Nice biscuit note. Clean finish with a touch of chalk. Really nice mouthfeel for a 3% beer. Tastes pleasant, smells...not so good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Nose is sulphuric and bad. Watery, some malt. Dark, slightly cloudy chestnut. Flavour is slightly tannin with freshness. Butter. Palate coating tannin. Must be bad, surely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Cask@GBBF07. Earthy and sulpher aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, molasses, dark malts, light earthy. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Dark brown, lightish coloured mild. Slightly farty and sulphuric in the aroma. Decent fruity flavour with a tangy malt finish. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
Cask Chestnut coloured beer under B.C."H.". Smokey, meaty nose, like smoked brisket or smelling like some good quality children’s sweets. Very mild (obviously), sweetish, bit bready and pleasing taste with a delicate sweetness, some mild chocolate and a straw/hay flavour. Palate - there’s the plug. It’s lighter than light. Nothing there to speak for itself. NIce mild, paying hommage to its class/name, well worth trying.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Dark brown with a small, off-white head. Unpleasant sulphurous aroma. Slight malty sourness in the taste. Last day of the Festival; they had to tip the cask to extract the final drops. Very much on its last legs, I’m afraid.

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