Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)

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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.

Ingredients: Spring water from Harvey’s artesian well; Maris Otter malted barley; Fuggles, Goldings, Progress and Bramling Cross hops; Harvey’s 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 CAMRA’s 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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2.8
77ships (10432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2017
(2017 London) 1/2 Pint Cask @ Harp. Sampled cask @ Waterloo Tap. Amber clear, off-white head. Nose is buttery, grainy, milky. Taste is far too buttery grainy, spoiled milky, bitter grain, soggy cereal, spoiled caramel. Body is spoiled milk, grainy,… I heard great things about this beer, should it be like this? Am I not getting something here?

3.8
Erasmus_ro (3090) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Cask @ Queen Adelaide, Shepherd’s Bush, London, 20/07/17. Pours golden with a good, white head. Aroma is fruity, flowery. Taste is dry, flowery, nutty, fresh. Good, strong and dry, flowery finish.

3.1
R4N5H (1267) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
On tap (cask) at The Three Johns, Angel Islington on 21-Jul-2017. Amber colour with a small white head. Earthy aroma of malt and caramel. Light body and soft carbonation. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, stewed fruit and spices. Lightly hopped. Easy to drink but lacks complexity.

3.5
Rubin77 (2374) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
F: small, light off-white, not long lasting. C: coppery, light hazy. A: malty, caramel, grassy, fruity, toasty. T: malty, caramel, grassy, toasted tones, fruity, medium body, low carbonation, very good, enjoyed, half pint @ The Wheatsheaf pub near Horsham.

3.5
thepatrickman (1398) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
On cask. This is a really classic bitter. There’s a biscuit and caramel malt profile that never gets overpowering and cloying, and some earthy and floral hops at the end. Great, traditional English bitter taste. Excellent.

3.1
nuplastikk (6358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at Harveys. Unfiltered caramel orange-brown body. Foamy steady head. More butter than bitter. Stale caramel. OK perhaps, but not as nice as I remembered or hoped for.

3.7
Davros IX (414) - 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.

3.9
nickd717 (4769) - San Francisco, California, USA - 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? It’s actually a nice style. This is one of the best I’ve 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.

2
Cokemonkey11 (993) - - MAR 26, 2017
Cask. Bog standard English bitter. Scent is off. Like garlic and dust. Taste is standard. Finish is a bit sticky. Fine.

3.4
john44 (3189) - 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)


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