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


on tap

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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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Hugh (214) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2007
Cask in Ramsgate, Kent. Certainly travelled well to this pub. Dark colour, and wonderful in every way. It’s been a while, and it was like returning to an old friend. I felt like crying. No huge IBUs or dominant flavours, just subtle and harmonious, symphonic. If British cask ale needs a representitive to show distinct it is from the beers of any other country, this is it. A modest beer, a drinker’s beer. Oi! Other breweries!. Hands off Harveys!

UncleDunkel1968 (3) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007 does not count
Cask. An old-fashioned bitter, dark amber in colour. Complex flavour with malt and hops vying for attention. Unusual metalic, sulphorous and smoked flavours. Has a cult following in its native Sussex; apparently does not travel well. No fireworks, but a seriously nice session beer that grows on you.

asedzie (832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Cask, Old King’s Head near Boroughs Market in London. Pours dark brown with beige head. Citric aroma, slight caramel malt aroma. Lots of bitterness and citric hoppiness throughout. Aftertaste is resin, copper pennies and bitterness. Nice full, long palate

scanovajr (754) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2007
Amber color with a very small head. Floral fruity aroma. Nice hops. Taste is malt and caramel. Very drikable and well balanced

thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Cask @ YNWA. Pours a deep amber colour with a medium (big for a cask) creamy egg-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and loads of fruit. Low carbonation giving the beer an oily feel. Flavours begin fruity, then turns malty sweet before ending very dry and bitter. Stunning balance and a brilliant example of the style!

gunnfryd (15281) - 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 (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, 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 (15756) - 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 (25987) - 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)

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