overall
49
92
style
Brewed by Harveys
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular (subject to availability). Also available in 275ml and 500ml bottles.

A premium bitter ale with vibrant hop tones. A brewers choice. In 1988, the Maritime Museum in Greenwich commissioned Harveys to brew a 400th anniversary beer in celebration of the defeat of the Spanish Armada; many of the ships were sunk off the Sussex coast.

Contains: Barley

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Cask draft at the Royal Oak. Gentle amber pour, head dissipates quickly. Malty character throughout, taste adds a bit of caramel and some sweetness. Noticeably dry, but nice lingering brown bread flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (361) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Royal Oak, Borough. Zero aroma. Bright amber. Dregs of a white head. Light to medium bitter. More so in the long finish. Light and airy mouthfeel. Not bad, just not particularly interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2005) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at The GBBF, London. A clear pale amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of orange, fruit, some red berries, subtle toasted malts, a little caramel and slight spicy, earthy hops. Taste of orange, fruit, subtle grapefruit, slight red berries, a hint of yeast esters, a little toasted malts and some spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity and spicy hop bitterness in the finish. For a bitter this is very fruity with quite a lot of citrus and only subtle malt. Is standard yeah but well made. Enjoyed this more than i thought.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2655) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
On cask @ Mitre Tavern, Brighton. Pours an orange color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit, grain. The taste is wet grain, toasted malt, light caramel and fruit while ending dry. Light in body with light carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16250) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Cask at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Dark amber color, small white head. Sweetish berries, malts in the aroma. Light-bodied. Caramel, toasted sugar and light earthy hops in the flavor. Watery finish. Odd combination.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4950) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, Glasgow (9 May 2016), floral, resiny aroma, amber with a thin off-white head and very good fine lacing, resin, toffee, grain flavour, oily, soft carbonation, sweet malty aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9963) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at gbbf 2015 day 4. Light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is red berry, slight tart, earthy, twig. Flavour is composed of nutty grains, light berry, English yeast ester, red berry.light mineral. Palate is light, slightly watery, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Clear and good looking brown body. Mild and sweet barley malt straw bisquit aroma. Mildly hopped dusty straw bisquit flavor. Low carbonation. Short finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (3384) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Clear, amber colour with a creamy, lasting off-white head. Fruity aroma with grass, caramel, nuts, lightly toasted malts, some brown sugars. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and fruity. Fine Bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5102) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
P Charlies bar i Kbenhavn, servert i perfekt temperatur fra cask: fruktig og rund med behagelig avstemt bitterhet. Slank og lett, passet utmerket i sommervaren p CPH Jazzfestival. Klar kobberfarge mwd fint skum helt til bunns i min half pint.


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