thejackpacker (685) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017 mt_hall (211) - Hertfordshire, - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour with a very small off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and molasses, slightly floral. Smooth and slightly sweet malty flavours, some raisin, and a drier finish. Good.
Bottle from the brewery in Lewes. Don’t have much to comment I haven’t for other Harvey’s ale. All enjoyable although this one came across as more bland than the others. MrTipple (6592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma: bread and grain malts, caramel, some red berries. Appearance: clear amber, small, frothy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: caramel, bread and grain malts, remains lightly bitter throughout, dry finish, soft carbonation. Overall: somewhat boring ESB, lacks complexity in both aroma and palate. Bottle from brewery shop, Lewes. worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Mid brown with a fine creamy head. Smells of bread, fruit, dark malt, and sugar. Medium sweet flavour, fruit and sugar, dark fruit and light hops. Sort of a mix of beer and a fruit drink. Erzengel (9629) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Schöner aromatischer Ale-Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig-süßlich, dabei sehr malzig. Im Hauptteil wird das Bier milder, die typische Ale-Note tritt hinter dem Malz in den Hintergrund. Der Hopfen ist erst im letzten Teil des Nachgeschmacks spürbar, aber trotzdem ausgewogen. Quack-Duck (9534) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
--> Deutlich malziges Ale mit leichter Süße. Lecker.
bottle from Noble Wines in Tunbridge Wells. Brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base, robust and with a fruity touch, shy but pleasant hops. Hints of caramel.
Theydon_Bois (20950) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle split with Rilester at the Sussex Arms (not purchased there - from Harveys online!), Twickenham Green, 12/01/13. Leighton (22562) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Clear mid brown/very dark amber with an off white head.
Nose is toffee, dark malt, sugars, dark fruit.
Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, light hop presence, dark fruits, biscuit notes, light spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with some bitterness in the dry finish.
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration Tune-Up, London. Thanks to Duff, from RateBeer, for cracking open this rarity with us underlings. Pours clear, honey-amber with a fine cream head. Big fruity, toasty-bready nose. Medium sweet flavor with nice berry fruits, nice toffee sugars. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dried fruits on the finish with light leather, toffee and caramel. Very nice ESB. jackl (8454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle at Scopey’s Pre-CBC tune-up. Light brown color with a tiny head. The nose is very mellow caramel malt, pecan nuts and strawberry jam. The taste is light raisins, burnt brown sugar and pear. The finish is long and a bit salty. The body’s light, the carbonation soft. Overall, there’s not much to say really. I found it to be a pretty boring ESB. Scopey (15921) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, big thanks to the legendary Duff for pulling these Harveys out of the bag.... It pours deep amber-ruby, with a thick white head. The nose is toffee, wood, leather, varnish and a touch of white sugar. The taste is leather, leaf, wood, grass and dust, with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not too shabby at all.