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A good month for Harveys?

 
 
On 6 Feb 2010 at 4:15pm windymiller wrote:
Just wondering what time of year people think is the best for Harveys. I think the Best suffers during the summer months and for me it's tastiest in November, when it can be enjoyed alongside Bonfire Boy and Old on tap and much merriment can be had. And what's everyone's verdict on Kiss? (The beer, not the band.)
 
 
On 6 Feb 2010 at 5:46pm Off-Message wrote:
Good question windymiller. I've not myself noticed a seasonal variation in Best, in the beer itself, and would suggest that the variation probably comes as much from the ambient temperature, the seasonal cellar temperature in the pub in which you're drinking it, turnover on the pump, and your state of mind during the different seasons of the year etc. Perhaps during the warmest months some of the more subtle top notes on the nose are lost but then I think they probably are on all beers in the summer, which is why a so-called 'golden ale' with a fairly straightforward hoppy/citrussy nose and a bit more cut on the palate can seem more appealing. Of the seasonals, Porter is my favourite and in my view is a much better more 'serious' beer than Old. Shame it's not on tap for longer. Bonfire Boy's too strong for me.
 
 
On 7 Feb 2010 at 6:44am Stig of the dump wrote:
I had a few pints of Harveys in the Volly when we had the snow and it was warm !!! I asked the barmaid if they heated their cellar.
 
 
On 7 Feb 2010 at 10:54am 'ere be monsters wrote:
I LOVE Harveys. Doesn't matter when, as long as it's often.
 
 
On 12 Feb 2010 at 1:30pm Harveysdrinker wrote:
Obviously Harveys is real beer produced in batch, always subject to variation, as is your pint depending where it is in the barrel. I have found that best seems to suffer at times of high demand such as around bonfire night or christmas; lacking body and tasting 'green'.
 
 
On 12 Feb 2010 at 11:16pm Harveysdrinker wrote:
Obviously Harveys is real beer produced in batch, always subject to variation, as is your pint depending where it is in the barrel. I have found that best seems to suffer at times of high demand such as around bonfire night or christmas; lacking body and tasting 'green'.


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