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Harveys Tom Paine Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5893) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7643) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10771) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottled, 275ml with thanks from Bill, cheers. Gold to amber with slight head. Slightly thinnish beer with a tinny, metallic edge on a grainy malt. There is a softening caramel note, a little boiled then a leafy dry hop element. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1960) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a amber brown colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and malt in the aroma, the taste is bitter at first then has a long dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at home (Harveys online) - 22/09/12. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a very thin off-white head that moves quickly towards the edge of the glass and soon vanishes without trace. Nose comprises caramel malt, biscuit, orange, citrus fruit. Tastes follow, a little hops and grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a bitter finish. Drinkable and average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
25th November 2009
Clear amber beer. Slightly dry and slightly crisp palate. Crisp malt well integrated with light fruity hop. Finish is a little over dry for me but this is an easy drinking light ale. Fruit is peach and light orange.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly floral, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4718) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
50cl bottle found in Hastings. Golden amber with a ring of white head; rich malty aroma with a touch of sozzled raisins; full and fruity malt aroma; with a dry, solidly bitter finish with lingering hops. A rather good ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Rating from an old notebook. 275ml bottle. Delightful deep chestnut colour, no head, very low carbonation. Unmistakeable Harveys aroma, berry fruit, caramel. A distinctive sweet bitter, little in the way of hopping. Bitters don’t usually work in bottles, especially when they are pasteurised but as with the Armada these are among the very best examples. I really enjoyed this and look forward to drinking this on cask.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (684) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Clear redish chestnut with a short head that lace. Sweet nutty caramel roasted aroma with faint fruits and flowery hops. Sweet nutty and sligt roasted toffee flavour with some fruit and a vague note of chocolate and mild hops. Syrup. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Tasty but way too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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