Harveys John Hop Sussex Bitter

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Closure: Crown cap

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alc./vol: 1%

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Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

A low alcohol ("not more than 1% vol.") beer marketed as resembling a well hopped pale ale. To quote the label, "The name is derived from rhyming slang and is a tribute to the generations of hop pickers who enjoyed a 'working holiday'".
Ingredients listed as being: water, malt, sugar, flaked maize, hops, yeast, carbon dioxide and caramel colouring.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 08/08/2011

Appearance:

Clear, dark chestnut brown amber with little or no head.

Aroma:

Malt loaf, fruit cake, cigar tobacco and dark honey.

Taste:

Malt loaf with thinness and lack of alcohol saved by hop flavours.

Aftertaste:

Tobacco, caramel and caramelised dried fruit. The good news is at just 0.2 of a UK unit per 275ml bottle our nanny-like state approves on men drinking as much as 20 bottles of this bitter a day.

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