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


on tap

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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gunnfryd (14825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2007
Cask. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, fruit, malt. Flavour is roasted, caramel, hop, malt, fruit. Light bitter finish. A little bit too thin.

faroeviking (10840) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2007
Cask. Nice darkish amber colour. Aroma of fruity hops with a bit sour maltiness. Soft mild maltinessm mild hoppiness, rather waterish. Short fruitish and maltish finish.

Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Orange of color with a offwhite head. An aroma with hops, grass and pineapple. A flavor with hops and notes of caramel.

bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Cask at The Spaniards. Light floral hop aroma. Coppery amber color with a white head that laced a bit. Starts lightly bitter, then a hint of malt, restrained bitter finish.

cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 amber , with lots of fruit maly in the nose,, full balanced fruitmalt with a little bitter linger, good in its class GBBF tasting session amber ... peppery hop ... citrusy fruit ... quite hoppy very fruity ... 3.3 (again good to see consistant scoring)

detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
On draught from the cask at The Three Crowns, N16. A good pint. Plenty of hops, touch of yeast. The body was a little light, a touch watery, but this made it very quaffable. A good session beer.

JorisPPattyn (9928) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
Cask B.C."H." over very dull amber beer. If there’s a nose beyond some stale hops, and a bit of ureum (often with UK hops), I’m not getting it. Oxydized hops, a bit of mixed malts, and a bit of dusty grain. Light - but what’s so "Best" about it? Stronger than a NABLAB? This is poor.

alfa (14) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Serve this from the cask at our cricket club in Kent and it has gradually eliminated the need for "Guest" beers. Best if served from the cask rather than pumped.

lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2006
Cask at The Chequers in Loose, near Maidstone. Popped in for a cheeky half on my way home and was tempted to leave the car behind and grab a taxi after taking a sip of this bitter. Yeasty fruits, rich floral hop notes and a clean sweetness summarise this perfect session beer. Perhaps a little on the thin side, but after sampling plenty of winter beers this made a refreshing change.

berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2006
Cask at The Jolly Anglers, Reading. a dull chestnut clour with an off-white head and a fruity aroma; a complex dry taste with hints of cinnamon and other spices, leaving a well-balanced bitter and slightly nutty aftertaste.

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