overall
49
93
style
Brewed by Harveys
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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3.1
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear deep golden with tiny off white head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes sweet flavor with peach, carolus and floral hops that gives it a bitter end.

3.8
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
Cask at The Royal Oak, Borough. Hazy amber with a small froth. Fruity, cellarish, earthy and woody aroma which is reflected in the taste as well. A bit perfumey and certainly more complex than your ordinary bitter. Good bitterness, too. A complex little thing.

3.9
tompete (333) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
Thin head with a very hoppy nose - alfalfa hay. Wonderful hop flavor and bitterness. I was looking for a tiny bit more body or malt flavor for balance.

3.2
yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
From [email protected] Pours clear and golden with a lacing white head. Light fruity aroma. Flavour is mild malty with a mild fruity and light soapy note. Lingering mild into the finish.

3
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2008
cask at John Harvey tavern, lewes. amber with small head. A little bit thin, and not as satisfying as the other harvey offerings

3.1
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Cask at the Royal Oak with Mes and reakt, 2nd Sept 2007 plus bottled version on many occassions. Deep gold colouration. Grassy hops and fruit nose. Sweet malt taste with a good body. Sweeter and less hoppy in the bottle. A nice ale, but not a great one.

3.2
ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 6, 2007
Cask at the Royal Oak, London. Full pint.
Pours a hazy pale orange/golden colour with small soapy and flowery nose. Nice hoppy and fruity aroma with flowery hoppy finish. A bit too watery.

3.4
thewolf (12591) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s, Cph. Pours a clear golden with a small, but staying frothy white head. Aroma is grassy hops and slight caramel. A little watery at first, then feels a bit oily. Flavour is a bit thin at first with a relatively dry hoppyness. A little fruity malt as well. Pepper, grassy hops as well as a little strawberries in the aftertaste.

3.7
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2007
[Cask at the Royal Oak, Borough] Golden-orange best bitter with a great hop aroma and flavour.

3.2
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 1   Orange : XX   Herbal : 1   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : 2   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A rather toasty, well-put together bitter of fine lineage.


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