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


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1286) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2017
On cask at the Cricketers Arms. Similar to Harveys 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejackpacker (376) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2922) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Cask at the Garland, Redhill. Ruddy tan/brown, clear and almost flat. Its got that nutty/yeasty astringency to the odour that so many Harveys beers have. Taste is bittersweet, the bittering hop leads but theres 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (573) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (2109) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a brown colour. Taste is quite bitter but overall well balanced. Decrnt session ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6367) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Dark golden colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have light hops. Well balanced and sessionable British style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4853) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (670) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2562) - 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.

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