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Harvey's Armada Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal OakBorough, Central London14 May 2022
The LambEastbourne, East Sussex15 Jun 2021
Lord Nelson InnBrighton, East Sussex06 Feb 2020
Rights of ManLewes, East Sussex07 Jan 2020
John Harvey TavernLewes, East Sussex07 Jan 2020
The PilotMaidstone, Kent10 May 2019
Arlington ArmsEastbourne, East Sussex20 Apr 2019
The GarlandRedhill, Surrey25 Aug 2018
Swan InnSouthover, East Sussex26 Jan 2015
The WheatsheafCrowborough, East Sussex12 Dec 2014
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent01 Jun 2014
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent15 Jan 2014
The Cat's BackWandsworth, Greater London02 Dec 2013
The Mitre TavernBrighton, East Sussex17 Aug 2013
Victoria HotelEastbourne, East Sussex26 Jan 2013
Harvey's Brewery, The Harvey Hoppers Club Annual Meet 2012Lewes, East Sussex06 Oct 2012
The Two BrewersHadlow, Kent11 Mar 2012
The Hatch InnColemans Hatch, East Sussex28 Aug 2011
Cricketers ArmsBerwick Village, East Sussex12 Mar 2011
The Alma ArmsUckfield, East Sussex08 Mar 2011
Hurst ArmsEastbourne, East Sussex15 Sep 2010
Elephants HeadHook Green, Kent27 Jun 2009
The TerminusEastbourne, East Sussex14 Nov 2008
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent13 Jul 2007
The GeorgeBethersden, Kent21 Oct 2006

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Royal Oak, Borough, Central London

WittendenExcellent14 May 2022 SBB's suave elder brother.Oatty.
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2018
ChrisENot Tried09 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried31 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Mar 2014 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Feb 2014 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2013
EdbeckExcellent16 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 May 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Mar 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Feb 2013
Philip PirripGood30 Jan 2013 No distinctive flavour or nose
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Nov 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jun 2012
oz11Not Tried19 May 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Mar 2012
oz11Not Tried14 Jul 2011
oz11Not Tried21 May 2011
IanNot Tried18 May 2010
BlairNot Tried14 Mar 2009
DubbelNot Tried05 Dec 2008
IanExcellent09 Apr 2008 My first pint and just wonderful. I remember it being a bit more tangerine fruity, but still an excellent mid strength beer.
SteveNot Tried03 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried26 Jan 2007
IanGood29 Nov 2006 One of my favourite pints to have. Emminently suppable and has that usual Harvey's yeast with a sweetish marmalade fruit and then dry hoppy finish.
IanNot Tried31 Mar 2006

The Lamb, Eastbourne, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried15 Jun 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Mar 2020
ChrisENot Tried02 Mar 2020
ChrisENot Tried20 Apr 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried20 Apr 2019
ChrisENot Tried15 Sep 2010

Lord Nelson Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Aug 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable14 May 2017 Taste was there but almost flat, rather cloying beer
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2017
AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Mar 2016
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2014
HSBNot Tried17 Jul 2014
AndrewNot Tried26 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2013
HSBNot Tried23 Jul 2013
Philip PirripExcellent22 May 2013 Top notch - what the Doctor ordered
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013
AndrewNot Tried06 Oct 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2012
Philip PirripGood17 May 2012 Not sure what to make of this brew. Was it hoppy or was it malty sweet? Concluded it was the latter
ChrisEGood01 Apr 2011
BrianNot Tried23 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried03 Mar 2007
IanGood09 Nov 2006 Citrusy marmalade bitter and one of my favourites, I could sink pints of this stuff.

Rights of Man, Lewes, East Sussex

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jan 2020
ChrisENot Tried17 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2015
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Feb 2013

John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, East Sussex

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2016
HSBNot Tried20 Aug 2015
ChrisENot Tried05 Mar 2015
AndrewNot Tried20 Sep 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Apr 2014
EddieExcellent02 Nov 2012 Very dry and bursting with hops, quite hazy but does not distract from the taste and quality of the ale.
PedroNot Tried09 Apr 2012
thebrewingmanNot Tried10 Dec 2011
AndrewAcceptable14 Nov 2008 Zesty apple. A bit tight

The Pilot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried10 May 2019
TobesGood26 Sep 2015
TobesNot Tried11 Jul 2015
DosserGood03 Apr 2015 Much better than I expected after disappointing pints in the past here
Archie14Not Tried12 Apr 2014
ChrisENot Tried07 Dec 2013
oz11Not Tried25 Oct 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried22 Sep 2013
TobesNot Tried10 Aug 2013
ChrisENot Tried30 Mar 2013
AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2012 Very refreshing.
AlenomoreExcellent28 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent15 Dec 2012 Spot on.
AlenomoreGood14 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent09 Dec 2012 In tip top condition. Went down well with the Roast Lamb.
PedroNot Tried01 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent01 Dec 2012 Top condition.
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Nov 2012
AlenomoreExcellent28 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent20 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Oct 2012
EddieNot Tried26 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent17 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent24 May 2012
PedroNot Tried07 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried13 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried04 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried19 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried10 Feb 2012
AlenomoreExcellent29 Dec 2011
ChrisENot Tried23 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent27 Nov 2011 Excellent.
AlenomoreNot Tried25 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent19 Nov 2011 On top form.
PedroNot Tried26 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried23 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried06 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried16 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried16 Jul 2011
ChrisENot Tried03 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried26 May 2011
IanNot Tried19 May 2011
PedroNot Tried14 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried25 Feb 2011
IanNot Tried16 Oct 2010
AlenomoreExcellent03 Oct 2010 Very tasty.
PedroNot Tried17 Sep 2010
PedroAcceptable27 May 2010
IanNot Tried11 Apr 2010
IanNot Tried13 Feb 2010
ChrisEGood13 Feb 2010
PedroNot Tried06 Jan 2010
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2009
PedroNot Tried20 Aug 2009
AndrewAcceptable17 Apr 2009 Green apple taste.
IanAcceptable14 Feb 2009 OK, lacked a little condition and flavour. Some tangerine fruit
IanGood04 Sep 2008 Intensely drinkable, tangerine is still there along with the Harvey's yeast. Good hop on finish. A little harder in the mouth than I remember. Bit watery to be honest.
IanNot Tried09 Dec 2006
AndrewExcellent12 Aug 2005 Marmalade coloured bitter with a full flavour and hints of apple and orange peel and that distinctive Harvey's yeast taste
IanGood12 Aug 2005 Orange colour with little white head. Nice though with Harveys yeasty nose with apple and orange peel. Good hops
IanGood19 Mar 2005 Dark gold in colour. Light fruit and malt in mouth with Harvey's yeasty nose. Very pleasant and refreshing beer with a fruity spicy hop finish

Arlington Arms, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Magnus GreelNot Tried20 Apr 2019

The Garland, Redhill, Surrey

Philip PirripAcceptable25 Aug 2018 Past its best or first out for a while
ChrisENot Tried22 Feb 2018
ChrisENot Tried24 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Aug 2013
Philip PirripExcellent06 Nov 2012
Martin the MildmanGood12 Jul 2012 Bitter but also with good malt character and the characteristic yeasty flavour. My score 15/20.
SteveNot Tried08 Nov 2006

Swan Inn, Southover, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried26 Jan 2015

The Wheatsheaf, Crowborough, East Sussex

HSBGood12 Dec 2014

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Good01 Jun 2014
oz11Not Tried31 May 2014

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

MickExcellent15 Jan 2014 Good malty strong bitter, very drinkable.

The Cat's Back, Wandsworth, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried02 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried06 May 2012

The Mitre Tavern, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2013
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013

Victoria Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex

DosserAcceptable26 Jan 2013 Ok only

Harvey's Brewery, The Harvey Hoppers Club Annual Meet 2012, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2012

The Two Brewers, Hadlow, Kent

oz11Not Tried11 Mar 2012
oz11Not Tried29 Jan 2012
oz11Excellent08 Jan 2012 New barrel put on earlier in the day. Only a slight haze prevented a 5* rating.
oz11Not Tried11 Dec 2011
oz11Excellent27 Nov 2011 A long time since Armada has been available here, very nice drop.
PedroNot Tried26 Feb 2011

The Hatch Inn, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried28 Aug 2011

Cricketers Arms, Berwick Village, East Sussex

WittendenExcellent12 Mar 2011 Apples followed by citrus hops.A wonderful grown up beer.
Martin the MildmanExcellent19 Aug 2009 Golden in colour, bursting with citrus flavours and the traditional Harvey's malty, yeasty taste. My score 16/20.

The Alma Arms, Uckfield, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried08 Mar 2011

Hurst Arms, Eastbourne, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried15 Sep 2010

Elephants Head, Hook Green, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried27 Jun 2009
AndrewNot Tried26 Dec 2006

The Terminus, Eastbourne, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2008
IanGood14 Nov 2008 Harvey's yeast aroma. Slightly less tangerine than some pints of this I've had, but still good. We were both impressed with how the barman pulled beer off before serving us.

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanExcellent13 Jul 2007 At a mear £2 a pint this was a complete bargain. First pint disappeared in 5 mins. And the second pint lasted 10 mins. Great Harvey's yeast on end. Not quite as tangeriney as I would like.

The George, Bethersden, Kent

IanExcellent21 Oct 2006 One of my favourite Harvey's beers. I love the mix of Harvey's yeast with the marmalade fruit and dry hop finish. Excellent.

Harvey's Armada Ale

4.50% ABV.

A premium bitter, born from the bottled ale of the same name. Brewed to an original gravity of 1044° -1048° , this golden bitter is ‘dry hopped’ in cask to produce a dry, bitter palate and a splendid aroma of hops. It was awarded Second Prize at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival in 1992.

We have tried this beer 50 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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