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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 brewer’s 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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3.4
The_Osprey (8714) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, handpull, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Harveys Armada Ale', 4.5%. Pours a deep amber, still and clear with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is light toffee, fruited bread, a touch eggy. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is biscuity malt, light floral hops. Decent stuff. (5-4-7-4-14=3.4)

3.7
ekstedt (6947) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017. Clear copper. Fruity, red apples, floral hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 Cask at the GRAF 2017.. Copper.. Thin white lacing. Dry toffee fruit nose.. Soft woody toffee malts.. Soft fruits

3
Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Cask at graf 2017. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, lemon, orange, taste is similar.

3.5
thepatrickman (1457) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
On cask at the Cricketer’s Arms. Similar to Harvey’s Best, but with both the hops and the malt dialed up a notch or two. Fuller and richer, with more a good amount of flavor but also an excellent balance. Nice pint of bitter.

3.7
thejackpacker (583) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at the Lamb Inn. A very enjoyable pint down the local. More golden than the Best but a bit more flavour.

3
jjsint (3436) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Cask at the Garland, Redhill. Ruddy tan/brown, clear and almost flat. It’s got that nutty/yeasty astringency to the odour that so many Harvey’s beers have. Taste is bittersweet, the bittering hop leads but there’s a roast chestnut and doughy sweetness lingering just behind and coming to prominence in the finish. Vegetal notes in the aftertaste, and the body is oily, so points off there. Flawed but solid enough.

3.3
prawlie (1649) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Cask at Nags Head in Sunningdale. Clean light bitterness. A reasonably tasty and easy drinking ale, sweet and lightly hopped. Lacks distinction though.

3.4
ulrikolsen (579) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2017
[email protected] Pours clear amber with offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, bread and biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is malty with light bread, biscuit, nicely bitter with grassy hops. Finish is malty and dry and has a rich mouthfeel for a beer this light in alcohol.

3
undercurrent25 (2190) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a brown colour. Taste is quite bitter but overall well balanced. Decrnt session ale


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