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Harvey's Bonfire Boy

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal OakBorough, Central London28 Nov 2018
Lord Nelson InnBrighton, East Sussex10 Nov 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London15 Nov 2017
The Alma ArmsUckfield, East Sussex26 Nov 2016
The Gardener's ArmsLewes, East Sussex31 Oct 2016
The Ram InnFirle, East Sussex29 Oct 2016
The White Rock HotelHastings, East Sussex20 Dec 2015
The PilotMaidstone, Kent07 Dec 2013
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent11 Nov 2012
The GarlandRedhill, Surrey06 Nov 2012
John Harvey TavernLewes, East Sussex02 Nov 2012
The Queens HeadIcklesham, East Sussex19 Nov 2011
The Bull's HeadBoreham Street, East Sussex25 Oct 2011
The Two BrewersHadlow, Kent23 Oct 2011
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex20 Nov 2010
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London28 Oct 2005

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

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2016
ChrisENot Tried30 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jan 2016
ChrisENot Tried07 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Nov 2015
HSBExcellent14 Nov 2015 Rich and dark
Philip PirripExcellent11 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Nov 2014
HSBExcellent08 Nov 2014 Very tasty beer.
Philip PirripExcellent28 Nov 2013 Starve a fever feed a cold. So I did just that with this superb full bodied food
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Nov 2012

Lord Nelson Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried10 Nov 2018
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
IanGood09 Nov 2006 Chestnut with disappearing head. Harvey's yeast and fruity malt aroma. Syrupy malt in mouth, some nice fruit. It's a good English strong beer, but lacks the heights.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent15 Nov 2017
Philip PirripExcellent06 Nov 2017 The very best of this beer I have ever had
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Nov 2016

The Alma Arms, Uckfield, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Nov 2016

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2016

The Ram Inn, Firle, East Sussex

WittendenExcellent29 Oct 2016 Rich roast malt, a bit of woodsmoke. Mellow, perhaps too mellow for lunchtime.

The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Dec 2015

The Pilot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Dec 2013
AlenomoreExceptional03 Nov 2012 Superb. One of Harvey's best seasonals. Two pints of this heaven-in-a-glass devoured. (I'd strongly reccommend to Mr Pirrip to get to the Royal Oak a.s.a.p?)...
AlenomoreExceptional25 Nov 2011 Most of the group went through the range but I chose the extremely drinkable November seasonal. Stayed on this and in tip top condition tonite.
AlenomoreExcellent19 Nov 2011 The November seasonal. On top form too.

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

MickNot Tried11 Nov 2012

The Garland, Redhill, Surrey

Philip PirripExcellent06 Nov 2012 At the recommendation of Kentish Ale in a previous post for the Pilot at Maidstone I hunted down this Harvey's seasonal to here. Full bodied but did not set me on fire
SteveNot Tried08 Nov 2006

John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, East Sussex

EddieExceptional02 Nov 2012 Now I would have been very disappointed had this little beauty not been in tip top order and luckily I'm not this was wonderful very heavy with hints of smoke, cracking!! :)

The Queens Head, Icklesham, East Sussex

PedroNot Tried19 Nov 2011

The Bull's Head, Boreham Street, East Sussex

thebrewingmanExcellent25 Oct 2011

The Two Brewers, Hadlow, Kent

oz11Not Tried23 Oct 2011

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

PedroExcellent20 Nov 2010

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

IanExcellent28 Oct 2005 Undergoing a run of good beers at the moment, Harvey’s continues with this strong ale. Russet/deep ruby in colour with thin off white head. Distinctive Harvey’s yeast on nose, but also incredible malt aromas too of toffee and choc. Mouthfeel is good and full with yeast, drying hop and toffee sweetness on the end. Brilliant

Harvey's Bonfire Boy

5.80% ABV.

Originally brewed to commemerate the gallant work of the Fire Brigade during the fire at the brewery in July 1996 and was originally called Firecracker. We now brew this for the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations each year. This is a Seasonal Ale and only availab.

We have tried this beer 16 times.

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

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