Brewed by Harveys
Style: Old Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Seasonal - October to May.
A dark seasonal drink. The advent of ‘Old’ is eagerly awaited by its devotees. Reminiscent of the mild ales produced during the early part of this century, it is brewed to an original gravity of 1040° -1044° using a high percentage of crystal malt and black sugars. The result is a soft, full beer with a nutty palate which has been awarded First Prize at the International Brewers’ Exhibition on three separate occasions.

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JoshRaburn (131) - - JUL 11, 2017
More of a dark mild almost. Really grew on me, despite not having any upfront knock out flavours. A slow burner. Soft but rich flavours, toffee and nuts and so forth. A true classic when in perfect condition on cask.

nuplastikk (6373) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Cask at Royal Oak. Deep brown black body, translucent stained glass red edges. Deep malt tones..chocolate, caramel. A pinch of diacetyl maybe, but suitable for the style . Mellow fruity ale yeast undertones. Not really what I associate the style with overall.

thomat (3988) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and nutty tones. Fruit, malt, nuts and hops. Medium to light body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

Rune (13200) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2017
By gravicask at Chelmsford & Mid Essex Winter Beer Festival. Dark brown body under a beige head. Smell of dark dough and caramel. Mixed taste of dough, caramel, tobacco and herbal hops. Sweet malty ending. Medium bodied. Quite alright (16.02.2017).

SlackerMads (3445) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2017
Cask at Charlies Bar. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized light brown head with good retention. Malty nose with dark bread, caramel and cocoa. The flavour is soft and malty with dark bread, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla and dark wood. Medium body, soft texture, medium sweet with light bitterness. Soft malty finish. Good. Imperial nisseøl.

Camons (12908) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer festival. Pours very dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, candy sugar, wood, dried fruit. Flavor is fairly sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 160217

Rasmus40 (21476) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little roasted malt. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 160217

thejackpacker (529) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 Cask at the Ship, Meads in Eastbourne. A beer of huge stature, strong flavour of toffee. Obviously quite sweet and malty but very drinkable, much more pleasant pub pint than the Christmas ale. Also drank in bottle form, more watery, lower abv, much prefer cask version but still an outstanding beer in bottle form. Confirmed at pubs across Lewes.

undercurrent25 (2172) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a dark colour. Appwaranxe quite flat some malt and rancid vinegar not my kind of thing.

mike_77 (6882) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Dark brown with thin head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of rich and fruity malt notes.

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