Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular.

Ingredients: Spring water from Harveys artesian well; Maris Otter malted barley; Fuggles, Goldings, Progress and Bramling Cross hops; Harveys yeast - repitched for over 50 years. First brewed in 1955.

A superbly balanced session bitter with a prominent hop character. Our most famous and popular brand - it makes up over 90% of our total brewing capacity. Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRAs Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006.

Winner of the First Prize Gold Medal at the International Brewers Exhibition in 1980. Brewed to an original gravity of 1036 -1040. Fermented between five and nine days.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros IX (127) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
A perfectly kept and served pint of best bitter. Lots of sweet malt, some bitter hops and minimal carbonation resulted in a lovely mouth feel and very pleasant drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 31, 2017
Ah, I feel like a real old school ticker here. In England ticking real English bitters on cask. Just like Mick the Tick. Why do people rate bitters so low? Its actually a nice style. This is one of the best Ive had. Brilliant reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma is nice and bready, toasty, biscuity, earth, caramel, nuts. Flavor is nutty, toasty, earthy, lightly bitter and somewhat dry. The feel is nice, light, drinkable. Really solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cokemonkey11 (768) - - MAR 26, 2017
Cask. Bog standard English bitter. Scent is off. Like garlic and dust. Taste is standard. Finish is a bit sticky. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Cask. Amber in colour. Full-bodied bitter. Toasty malts. Fruity. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweetish with slight bitter edge. Liked it. Decent. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejackpacker (331) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
UPDATED: APR 20, 2017 A classic Sussex beer. Could drink this for hours, the taste of home. Wholesome tasting yet remaining light. (5-4-7-5-17 on 8th March 17) Definitely still a taste of home for me and supremely drinkable. It definitely flitters however for me between being one of the best bitters ever made to an above average ale. Anyway, it is always smooth, slightly sweet. Not overwhelmed this time sadly (6-4-7-3-15 on 20th April 17 on cask at the Lamb Inn)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4698) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Draft at the Cheshire Cheese. Medium amber pour, small,soft creamy head. Gentle aroma and taste, pure malts, soft and smooth. Nice textures. Nice atmosphere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2446) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Gravity at The Nottingham Beer Festival. A clear amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuity malts, some orange, subtle roasted nuts and slight spicy, earthy hops. Taste of caramel, biscuity malts, slight boiled sweets, a little nuttiness, a hint of orange and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, spicy, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Predominately malty but then the hops kick in late on. A nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (2280) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016
Handpump at White Horse on Parson's Green in London. Amber clear pour, ivory foam with drafts. Nose: some metal (?!), yeast and burnt bread. Mouth: watery, mild nutty, little bitter finish. Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours a brown-amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma, biscuit, toffee, bread, a little fruitiness. Sweet up front, with a nice balancing bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (570) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2016 [email protected] Pours clear amber with offwhite lasting head. Aroma is malty with bread, biscuit and a grassy hoppiness. Taste is malty with bread, biscuit, notes of caramel and a grassy hoppiness. End is pleasantly malty and semi-dry hoppy.

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