Harveys Reviews




MrTipple
3.3
Harveys Wharf IPA
Sweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, sweet tropical fruits, mango. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet citrus fruits, zesty tangerine, lemon, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter finish. Decent ESB, nice aroma, well-balanced. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

dynamiteninja
4
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
Bottle. Purple brown head. Black body. Brett, smoke, dust, liquorice, black fruits. Taste is savoury like fish sauce and also some sweet notes. Sour and dry finish.
Friday, August 11, 2017

dynamiteninja
3.8
Harveys Christmas Ale (Bottle)
Bottle. No head. Dark gold body. Rich red fruits, glace cherries, sherry. Bittersweet with a dry finish.
Friday, August 11, 2017

EdKing
3.3
Harveys Wharf IPA
Cask at GBBF 2017. Light golden amber ale with small white foam head. Nose is golden cereal grains, lemon citrus, biscuit malt, and that typical Harvey’s fruitiness. Summer berries and slight funk. Taste is lemon citrus, biscuit malt, cereal grains, slight honey.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beerhunter111
3.5
Harveys Wharf IPA
Sampled @ GBBF 2017, Day 2. A clear golden beer with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, wheat, soft zesty fruits. Taste of wheat, yellow fruits, zesty hops.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ginksy
4
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ThreeCats
3.6
Harveys Lewes Castle (Cask)
Deep mahogany with a nice off white head. Aroma sweet, caramel, toffee, nuts. Very nice. Taste sweet, full, nutty, toffee, caramel, rich and very flavorful. Great beer.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.2
Harveys Wharf IPA
Cask at the GBBF 2017. Day 1. 08/08/2017. A hazed dull golden coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is eggy sulphur, green hop , grassy. Flavour is composed od semi swet wheat, eggy grassy hop, rustic grains, green hop. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, grainy, goddess cask condition..
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

thejackpacker
2.6
Harveys Black Stout
Can from the brewery. I’m sorry chaps but this was a big dissapointment. The canned beers have been hit and miss in my opinion for Harveys, this was a miss. It doesn’t deliver as a stout and its not as velvety as a good porter should be. Its ok to drink but it is imbalanced, over carbonated and harsh in the finish.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Erasmus_ro
3.8
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)
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.
Monday, July 31, 2017

MrTipple
3.2
Harveys Noble Jacks
Intense grain and cereal malts, molasses, caramel, straw, honey. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More molasses, grain, and cereal malts, caramel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Somewhat boring ESB, yet inoffensive. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - thanks to Scopey!
Thursday, July 27, 2017

R4N5H
3.1
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)
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.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.3
Harveys Noble Jacks
Can shared on Level 42 19/07/2017. Many thanks to Scopey for this one. A clear mid amber coloured pour with a lasting off white halo. Aroma is spicy hop, rusty penny, metallic, nutty malts. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, brown brown sugars, grassy hop, spicy hop, drying metallic finish. Palate is is semi sweet. Medium light bodied, moderate carbonation.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

mr_h
3.3
Harveys Sussex XX Mild [aka Sussex Dark Mild] (Cask)
Cask (3%; as Harveys Dark Mild), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 3 Jul 2017, weak berry fruits aroma, amber brown with a ruby tint, thin cream head and no lacing, fruity, bubblegum flavour, sweet and thin.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

dynamiteninja
3.3
Harveys Elizabethan Ale (Bottle)
Bottle. Clear amber body. Loose white head. Luscious fruits, generous amount of floral hops, alcohol, jam and nectarines. Sweet with a dry finish.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

thepatrickman
3.4
Harveys Lewes Castle (Cask)
Cask at a festival in East Sussex. It does what it says on the tin -- it’s a brown ale with a nice combination of roast and sweetness. Well made, well balanced, and well tasty.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

dynamiteninja
3.1
Harveys Old Ale (Bottle)
Bottle. Mahogany body. Loose tan head that immediately dissipates. Nose is rich red fruit, mahogany, grassy hops, pears and some toffee. Sweet with some sour notes and a dry finish. Moderate carbonation. Some oiliness in the mouthfeel.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Leighton
2.7
Harveys Noble Jacks
Can shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours clear copper with a faint, creamy head. Toasted grains in the nose, bread, a little English yeast. Light sweet flavour with more toasted grains, grassy bitterness, leaves, burnt caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with wholegrain bread, more grass, earth. Ho hum.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Theydon_Bois
2.9
Harveys Noble Jacks
Can split at L42, thanks to Bropey, 19/07/17. Golden amber with a decent off white head. Nose is biscuit, grains, earthy hop, straw, light spice. Taste comprises biscuit, caramel, grains, light toffee, fruit rinds, brown bread, faint spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Average fayre.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scopey
3.5
Harveys Noble Jacks
Can shared at L42. Picked up at the brewery. It pours clear clear deep amber - brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is earthy, wood, resin, leather, oily, caramel and sweat. The taste is crisp clean, bitter, earthy, roasted nut, earthy, brett hints, caramel, resin and leather with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather nice. Better than their bottled stuff.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

dynamiteninja
3.7
Harveys 1859 Porter (Bottle)
Bottle. Large thick cream head. Mahogany body. Nose is fruits, alcohol, dark oak, Crystal malt, hops. Bittersweet and tangy. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry fibish. Good.
Friday, July 14, 2017

tandembrauer
3.6
Harveys 1859 Porter (Cask)
On tap at The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, smoked fish, some floral notes. Tastes slightly bitter with some sweetness. Thin bodied.
Friday, July 14, 2017

JoshRaburn
3.8
Harveys Sussex XXXX Old Ale
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.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.6
Harveys Armada Ale (Cask)
Cask at the GRAF 2017.. Copper.. Thin white lacing. Dry toffee fruit nose.. Soft woody toffee malts.. Soft fruits
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stuu666
3
Harveys Armada Ale (Cask)
Cask at graf 2017. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, lemon, orange, taste is similar.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scopey
3.6
Harveys Wharf IPA
Cask at the Rights of Man, Lewes. It pours clear copper with a decent white head. The aroma has a decent malt character of brown bread, cereal, light spice and earth, coupled with some pleasant citrus notes of orange and tangerine. The taste is pretty robust, bitter- sweet, brown bread, earthy, wood, spice, leather, caramel, stewed orange and tangerine with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty well rounded Harveys bitter with a citrus aspect. Solid.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scopey
3.2
Harveys Albion Ale 4% – Promotion Special Edition
Bottle from Harvey’s bottle shop. It pours amber with an average white head. The nose is malt-driven, earthy house yeast, toasty grain, decent hit of caramel and cereal. The taste is toasted brown bread, dull fruity vibe, malt loaf, cereal, caramel/toffee, earthy, woody and leather with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. I’m not sure if I could pick this out from the regular Albion ale, It is perhaps a touch more robust. Decent bitter anyhow, but would love to try in on cask.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

jackl
3.4
Harveys Waterloo Rye IPA
July 9th, 2015. Cask @ Chelmsford Ale Festival. Gold pour with a small head. Nose of honeyed oat and apple bran. Just a bit of that Harveys Sulphur. Flavor’s fairly sweet. Fruit skin and marmalade. Apple bake. Burnt croissant. Medium body, soft carb. Interesting gear.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

jackl
3.7
Harveys Prince of Denmark
July 9th, 2015. Cask @ Chelmsford Ale Festival. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Rich, engaging nose. Earthy. Some salted fudged and singed grass. Leather and tobacco. Old pennies. Expressive yeast. Light raspberry tang. Flavor is similarly yeast-driven. Also has some oxidized character. Old boots. Peppered chocolate. Sherry and soy sauce. Sounds gross, but it’s actually a pretty interesting beer. Soft and oily. Memorable.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

niquillis
3.4
Harveys Sussex Wild Hop
Cask at Bhurtpore Inn, Aston, Cheshire. Pours golden. Quite a dry hop, wheat beer like. Some coriander, clove. Good.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Beerhunter111
3
Harveys Albion Ale 4% – Promotion Special Edition
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours clear amber colour with a mid-sized most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramelish malt and citrusy hops. Taste of reddish malt, caramel, reddish fruits, citrusy hops.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rubin77
3.5
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)
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.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

bartlebier
3.2
Harveys Malt Brown
Canned 330ml BB07/2017. - Thin caramel biscuit and herbal wayside hops make for subtle appeal in this otherwise watery brown ale. Flourishes of orange peel, leafy tea, otherwise mostly straight-up flat malt caramels with some De Strooper tea biscuit appeal, but mainly an thin and easy sessioner.
Friday, June 2, 2017

ThirstyBird
3
Harveys Sussex Champion
From a bottle, pours a clear deep golden color with a loose off-white head. The smell is rich toasted malt, caramel, fruit. The taste is caramel, toasted malt with a bright crisp hop presence in the middle and lingering into bitterness on the aftertaste. Light+ on body with average carbonation.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

harrisoni
3.5
Harveys Wharf IPA
On tap at the Berry Walmer. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Some ok malt some sherbet hop. Its pretty decent premium bitter. Good bitterness on the finish. Decent enough. Quite malty. Served cold but not too fizzy.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

thejackpacker
3
Harveys Sussex Champion
Bottle from brewery shop. A pretty standard Harvey’s ale with a big bitterness. Like a mix of star of Eastbourne and Sussex best. Nice but average.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Erzengel
3.6
Harveys Albion Ale 4% – Promotion Special Edition
Bottle from the brewery. Great nose of caramel and malty ale. The beer starts malty and moderate bitter. Sessionable and great fruity with nice caramel ale characteristics. Moderate bitter, dry with caramel fruity hints. Very nice and round, great typical Bitter aroma, fresh dry malty bitter in the aftertaste. Very nice.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

thepatrickman
3.5
Harveys Christmas Ale (Bottle)
Bottle from the brewery. This is rich enough to give you gout (which is a compliment). It’s a combination of Christmas pudding and vintage port, with a big upfront sweetness, with lots of raisins and plums. It fades slowly and finishes with a long lasting bitterness. It’d be excellent on Christmas Eve.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Zlotta
3.4
Harveys Wharf IPA
Sampled from tap at ’The Shakespeare’. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, moderately fruity, floral and a bit herbal-grassy aroma of orange jam, honey and some lemongrass. Sweetish, slightly bitter, moderately fruity, quite herbal-grassy taste of orange jam, tea leaves, lemongrass and some honey, followed by a short, moderately bitter, herbal-grassy and quite dry finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!
Monday, May 22, 2017

Zlotta
3.1
Harveys Malt Brown
Sampled from tap at ’The Shakespeare’. Clear, very dark red to brown with a thin, beige head. Sweetish, malty and slightly fruity aroma of caramel, raisins and blueberry. Sweetish, moderately bitter, slightly malty and a bit fruity taste of caramel, blueberry and some raisins, followed by a short, moderately bitter, quite grassy, slightly roasty and a bit dry finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, a bit one-sided though.
Monday, May 22, 2017

nuplastikk
3.2
Harveys Sussex Pale Ale
Tap at Royal Oak. Doughy, malty, minimally hopped Pale Ale. Toffee is the main flavor component. Rather boring, standard cask feel.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

thepatrickman
3.5
Harveys Armada Ale (Cask)
On cask at the Cricketer’s Arms. Similar to Harvey’s Best, but with both the hops and the malt dialed up a notch or two. Fuller and richer, with more a good amount of flavor but also an excellent balance. Nice pint of bitter.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

thepatrickman
2.9
Harveys India Pale Ale (IPA) (Cask)
On cask. Quite light in flavor, even for its 3.5% abv. There’s a whiff of hop aroma, a dash of malt flavor, and some esters from the yeast, but other than that this is mighty close to water. Definitely not an IPA in the 21st century meaning of the term.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

thepatrickman
3.5
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)
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.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

shrubber85
3.8
Harveys Elizabethan Ale (Bottle)
Bottle. Brown sugar, raisin, caramel malt, hay, and alcohol aroma. Cloudy brown with minimal head. Very sweet brown sugar, raisin, caramel malt, and moderately bitter alcohol/hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Very nice.
Monday, May 15, 2017

EdKing
3
Harveys Knots of May (Cask)
On cask in The Harp. Clear chestnut brown beer with a big foamy off white head. Nose is nutty, caramel malt, fruity. Taste is very tangy nutty, dryish Hop, caramel. Very little of the Harvey’s character. Not sure I’d call this a mild either.
Friday, May 12, 2017

nuplastikk
3.1
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Cask)
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.
Friday, May 12, 2017

nuplastikk
3.5
Harveys Sussex XXXX Old Ale
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.
Friday, May 12, 2017

nuplastikk
3.5
Harveys 1859 Porter (Cask)
Cask at Royal Oak. Creamy thick beige head. Nice classic Porter. Medium bodied. Diacetyl laced caramel finish. Enjoyable, but not that much depth. OK.
Friday, May 12, 2017

nuplastikk
4
Harveys Sussex XX Mild [aka Sussex Dark Mild] (Cask)
Tap at Royal Oak. Ruby brown-red body. Ultra smooth, creamy body. Nutty, smooth caramel malts. Excellent. World Class example of the style. My favorite Mild perhaps.
Friday, May 12, 2017