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Harveys Tom Paine Ale (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Tom Paine is a premium dry hopped bitter named after the celebrated radical who lived in Lewes in the eighteenth century. America celebrates ’Independence Day’ on the 4th of July and in Britain CAMRA has designated July ’Independents Month’ in celebration of Britains independent brewers. This strong pale ale was awarded silver medal at the BBI Awards in 1993.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
A glorious esb tasting, smelling and feeling exactly like an esb should. Sweet at first with caramel and toasted malt, then movies to a bitter full lasting finish with a hint of roast without a lingering hop. Fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
Bouteille 50cl, BB 06/2016. Merci Pierre T. Léger orangé, col épais crémeux blanc. Arôme au bouquet malté léger très anglais, houblonné en rétro apportant une pointe épicée. Palais est léger au niveau des malts, pâle et Marris. Pointe de caramel. Addition houblonnée reste modérée tirant sur un houblon vert et frais noble. Ce dernier est légèrement, fleuri et fruité pour une amertume minimale. Epicé avec un léger côté coriandre. Ok, léger très anglais.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the Royal Oak. This bottle is at least a year+ old. Pours clear copper with a small, foamy off-white head. A bit of oxidation is present in the nose, with other notes of ripe berries and caramel. Light-medium sweet flavor with jammy berries, grainy bread, nips of metal, bitter leaves and grass, dried caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and bready, with more ripe berries, oxidation, caramel. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours clear amber, nose is quite sweet toffee, taste is floral, bitter, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Pale amber, light ringed head. Soft apple, sweetness in the nose and initial taste. Neat carbonation throughout. Fleshy apple vibe throughout, finishes brassy.

Bottle, Ash’s Office Tasting, Harveys Online

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, tangy apple. Taste of caramel, apple, some biscuit. Little sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s Online. Appearance - Nose - toffee and green apple. Then more and more green apple. Taste - more toffee and apple. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - maybe the green apple note is a flaw in the beer but it’s actually quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of apples and toffee. Taste is light sweet, more apples light herbal bitter. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6927) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Picked up at Harvey’s. It pours clear amber with a tiny white head. The nose is malt-driven, toasty, brown bread, biscuit, earth, damp basement and leaf. The taste is smooth, toasty grain, bitter, biscuit, brown bread, cereal, earthy, leaf and light spice with a pretty bitter finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Earthy bitter. Pretty decent considering its pasteurised. Interesting.

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