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Harveys Tom Paine Ale (Cask)

Harveys Tom Paine Ale (Cask)
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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - July.
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask conditioned at The John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, E.Sussex. Amber with white head. There is a rich maltiness to this, fruity, some caramelisation with a sweetish fruitiness. Full palate with a late hit of alcohol notes. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (872) - Nibe, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Cask amber with little head. Aroma malts. Taste mat and a little bittrness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Amber/brown pour with a medium off white hand. Dark dried fruits, toffee, syrup brown sugar, and caramel malt, woody, nutty, some hoppy notes. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2531) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask at the royal oak. Light amber colour with a thin fleeting white head. Aroma is neutral sweet malt. Flavour is nutty malt. English yeast esters some sour. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask in Harvey’s Royal Oak. Condition is superb as one would expect. Clear rusty chestnut light brown, medium white foam head which dissipates to thin quickly. Nose is ale fruity, caramel, apple chutney spice, raisin, touch of orange liqueur, old antique wood. Taste is ale fruity, caramel, raisin, slight English acidic hop prickle and dash of alcoholic bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Cask ESB. Deep amber color with a bubbly head that disappears fast. The nose is all about the sweet malts - raisins, citrus, treacle. The taste has floral hops, but my focus is really caught be the sour flavors: dark druits, blackberry, tangy citrus and brown sugar all reveal themselves. The palate is medium, the texture slightly oily. Overall, this is a really nice, complex ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask at the Royal Oak, London. Dark orange color. The aromas and flavors of raisins, orange, lemon and toffee. Bittersweet. Nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ Royal Oak, London. RBESG 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Balanced flavor. Peach and grain. A bit anonymous nose. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at the Royal Oak, RBESG 2011. Pretty amber color with a solid head. Grat hoppy nose, citrus and minerals. Lovely clean, hoppy, and tasty flavor. Earthy, light malt but great solid hops. Some citrus and grass, and a nice, peppery bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Cask pint at Royal Oak (Borough). Lovely hazy amber with a decent frothy beige head. Somewhat sweet intensely grainy and floral aroma - taste is massively floral and bitter - true IPA bitterness levels, no alcohol and enough sweet grain to restrain. Fairly thick and chewy, Very mild carbonation but a lovely cask mouthfeel and long, impressive finish - my UK trip FINALLY starts!


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