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

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 113   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 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43032) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7655) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12370) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6176) - 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.

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.

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.

3.5
   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.


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