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: 109   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2007
Cask @ Charlies, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
(cask) Amber with a thin white head. Hop nose with grassy notes. Bitter soapy hops taste with a malt finish. Thin on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
bottled and on tap at the brewery. Dry and pleasantly hoppy. Solid malty background with hints of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (13080) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
Cask at C4, Odense. Light amber with a small, but lasting white head. Odd grassy flavour, with herbs and green leaves, overwhelming and not entirely pleasant. Dry and very bitter with a some grassy hop flavour and a hint of butterscotch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2007
[Cask at the Royal Oak, Borough] Golden-orange best bitter with a great hop aroma and flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Royal Oak. Golden brown with very very slight head. Dusty hop and tobacco nose with some malt underneath. Tasty as hell. Nutty, good malt and hop balance with a lovely herbacious finish. Nice mouthfeel. One of the better cask Harveys I have had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Cask at Charlies. Clear golden - white head. Aroma & Taste: Malty, berries, citrus, fruity, dry bitter hoppy, ryebread, light flowery, citrus zest. A bit thin body. (4/3/5/3/11) ------- Rerate: at Charlies again, this time a lot more fresh sharp.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Cask @ "The wharf", Aalborg. Amber colour with white head. English hop aroma. Bitter stalish/oldish hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25764) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2007
[email protected] Oak. Pale amber colour, not much head. Aroma is malts, hops, herbs and some spices. Flavour is spicy, malty, hoppy and has some grassy hints in it also. Very pleasantly mixed. aftertaste is mainly herbs and spices.


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