Harveys Elizabethan Ale - Harvey & Son Ltd.

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138 Ratings

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harvey & Son Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 12-31-2001)
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Photo of Samp01
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ruby amber on the pour with a small short lived head. Aroma is very fruity, with a bouquet of dark fruits, plums, dates, some yeast, caramel malt, and sweet alcohol esters are present, almost like a brandy. Taste is caramel malt, yeast, dark fruits, plums, dates and some light bitterness. Palate is a full body with a rich creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, dates, plums, maybe some light chocolate notes, ending with some sweet slightly bitterness and a lingering alcohol presence, flavors become more pronounced as it warms up. Overall a good ale to sip on cold winter nights

Photo of cofeeguru
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #2152, brewed in 1997. Poured into a Swiss wine snifter.

Upon popping the cap there is a slight hiss. When pouring into the glass no head is formed, but a light ring of foam clings to glass around the surface, and bubbles form all over the inside of the glass below the level of the beer. The color is a remarkable dirty ruby when held to light showing just a hint of haze. The fact that this beer retains those beautiful red hues after nearly 15 years is awesome.

The nose is strong, and displays heady notes of old port, oxidized red wine, dried dark fruits, and a slight savory quality that might be smoky and brings to mind dark meat.

The flavors are not nearly as brash as the nose indicated. Old dusty toffee with dried dates, figs, and maybe prunes is the central flavor. All the flavors present have been affected by oxidation (or caused by it). The savory flavor is present as well and manifests almost like chocolate in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly full for the age of this beer, but still shows some of the thinning and watery qualities to old age. There is obviously carbonation left, but very little of it is felt in the mouth.

Conclusion: For not being bottle conditioned, this has taken the years with surprising grace (although the pasteurization helped ensure it didn't end of a sour mess). It is certainly the best 20th century beer I have had (the other was Gale's millennium brew). I love old beer and will continue looking for older and older examples of beers that are known to age well.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An exquisit ale that carries all the flavors, aromas, and appearances that are expected of classic English Barleywines, except with the lighter body and higher drinkability of Old Ales- It's a pleasure to see this shared bottle of '98 vintage, bottle #4287 in front of me.

A pour of dense tawny/rusty brown carries a lowly carbonated and visual weighted haze releases the faintest of delicate creme foa that struggles against the weight and infussed creaminess. No lace, no retention- this ale carries the stately appearances of cognacs and ports.

Bold and succulent aromas of fruity prunes, grapes, and raisons rise from the caramel and biscuity scent. Toffee richness, leathery, and raw tobacco all weave into the aromatic matrix. This in a seriously seductive scent.

Flavors deliver on the promises made by the nose- hearty malt sweetness and bread flavors weave into a port wine-like flavor that borrows complenting flavors of rum, sherry, walnut, brown sugar, soy sauce, brine, toffee, and tobacco. All of these contribute to the beer from either the sweetness of malt, the malliard reaction of boil, or the oxidation of dark grains. Delicious and succulent with only an herbal evidence of hops from underneath.

Full bodied and densely creamy, the fleeting carbonation quickly allows for the full weight of the beer to lay on the tongue and coat the palte for a lightly oily and coated feel somehow allows for a semi malty-dry finish compared to Barleywines.

This is a magical beer that rivals well aged J.W. Lees Harvest Ales and Gales Prized Old Ale in taste but becomed deceptively drinkable with its dryish body and finish.

Photo of GrindFatherBob
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of weizenbob
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This 275 ml bottle was purchased at Beertopia in Omaha, NE for $3.89. According to Harvey’s website this barley wine was originally brewed to mark the Queen's Coronation in 1953. The label states that this contains malted barley and oats, and at 8.1% ABV, I imagine a lot of it. No bottling information could be located, despite the label’s insistence that it should be on the bottle top. This bottle was served at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

An aggressive pour yields less than a finger of tan-colored head. Retention is poor, but at this gravity I’m not surprised. Lacing maintains the high water mark on the glass. The brew is a deep amber hue, with surprisingly little translucence.

As soon as the cap came off, this bottle was gushing with aroma. In the glass, this smells richly alcoholic with a high degree of malt complexity. Sweet aromas of caramel and toffee overload the senses while a healthy amount of alcohol quite literally tickles the nose hairs. The combination is mildly paint thinner-esque but not in a way that implies that I’ll be drinking chemicals (or getting high off fumes for that matter). I’m a sucker for big ales that bludgeon the senses. You can throw subtlety out the window; this is uniquely big.

It is also a very tasty brew. The dominant impression that I get from the first sip is that I’m chewing on rye bread. It is a literal bread flavor to a degree of which I have never tasted in any beer. Sweetness ensues, bringing along a complex range of fruity esthers. A mild but persistent woody character adds a nice subtlety. Alcohol is on the tongue but contains absolutely no harshness whatsoever. Hop bitterness is non-existent. It finishes as sweet as any beer I’ve tasted, yet not cloyingly so. I cannot believe how smooth this is. It’s like a big jelly sandwich in a glass.

In the mouth this feels fantastic! It is full bodied and quite heavy. The carbonation level is low. For 8.1% ABV it is not the least bit harsh. It is rich and smooth, yet in no way a burden to drink. I’ve not had a barley wine that was this close to perfection without any required extended cellaring. The price works out to about $5 per 12 ounce serving, and I concede that this is easily the best $5 barley wine that I have ever had the pleasure of imbibing. In this case the small 275 ml (9.3 ounce) bottle actually felt like an unnecessarily large serving. By the time that I was finished, it had warmed to room temperature and was no worse for the wear. This is world-class.

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber with no head. There is not even the slightest hint of carbonation, but one does not exactly expect it in a beer this old.

S: Gorgeous and full on the nose with aromas of leather, tobacco, toffee, dates, figs, and prunes. This is one of the most aromatic beers I believe I've ever encountered.

T: Sweet and sticky on the palate with leather, toffee, molasses, tobacco, raisin, fig, prune, date, oak, and oxidized flavors in abundance. The finish is warming, mellow, and sweet with dried fruit, leather, and port-like characteristics.

M: Full-bodied, slick, oily, and a bit resinous. There is no carbonation, so this ale remains still in the mouth.

O: This is an excellent English old ale. It's a benchmark of the style and well deserving of its reputation as a classic.

Photo of HopStoopid120
4.93/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1977 Vintage. Brewed for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Consumed on 8/4/2011. This is really an OLD Ale. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Pours witha very slight head. Am I seeing carbonation??? This is insane, seeing this beer is eight years older than I am. The carbonation pretty quckly dissapears as does the head. What your left with is a beautiful set of legs, graced over the ruby/brown body. This looks intense. Getting really stoked to get into this one.

This is fantastic. This is one of the best smelling beers ever. Yeah, its very old (34 years), so its a bit oxidized, but it works here. Leather, tobacco, tons of dark fruits, dates, figs, raisins. I can't get enough of this. I probably kept my nose buried in my glass for several minutes without even tasting it. Glorious.

Sweet, oxidized, dark fruits, even a touch of touch of wood. The taste is wonderful. No real bitterness to speak of, of course. This is so impressive. Tastes exactly like I want a 30+ year old barleywine or old ale to taste. The flavors just linger in the mouth.

This is pretty full in the mouth. Thick and slick. Yes. No carbonation, but who cares?

I have been very fortunate in the fact that I have tried many of the Jubilee ales. This has been one of the two best I have had. The other being Ansell's Strong Ale, but unfortunately that beer is not on here to be reviewed. I hope to someday get my hands on another of these, although I'm sure that is very unlikely. Now, I suppose, I should try some of the later vintages of this beer if I can track some down. Amazing stuff.

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.55/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From 9.3oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/27/11
*From notes

I'm not sure of the vintage, as there was a big pricing sticker placed on the label.

A: Purple-amber in presentation, with a tiny .5 finger head and no lacing to speak of.

S: Malty prune juice. It's overly sweet and syrupy on the nose, making me pull away from the glass.

T: Hardcore prunes and raisins. Big time branflakes and rottting black fruit. It feels like this one was aged a bit too long at the brewery, as it's too cloyingly sweet.

M: Rough, like liquid sandpaper.

O: Harveys Elizabethan Ale misses the mark. It's too sweet and lacks any sort of balance. I will say that due to the prune juice like flavor profile, my Grandma would love it.

Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.55/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Becoming interested in Strong Ales and Old Ales, which have, on this side of the Atlantic, taken a back seat to Barleywines, I had to pay the premium for this bottle when I saw it at a local beer-and-wine.

Bottled in '98 I hope it has been well-cared for and shows the finer character of long maturation.

A- Amber. Poured freely into a La Trappe chalice. No carbonation, no head. Just a Honey-looking beer.

A- musty. something like cheap old man cologne. some figgyness. alcohol fumes. woody. caramel.

T- alcohol, musk, slight caramel, prune syrup. Lots of syrup and alcohol. This tastes like molasses cookies soaked in ethanol. Then it becomes oily. I guess it has mellowed from something wilder, but after 12 years I assume it has even surpassed sufficient aging to become something blander, or off-flavored.

M- Too heavy for the lack of flavor. I dunno how it does both oily and sappy, and how people enjoy it... but here it is!

0- This beer actually tastes BIGGER and hotter than it actually is. Usually it's the sign of good brewing for a beer to mask it's alcoholic fortitude. Syrupy and tangy, I'm hoping this is just an off batch.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark ruby with an orange hue. Tiny, foamy, bubbly, off-white head. The head doesn't stick around very long leaving a thin lace.

S - Nice old ale aroma with burnt caramel, toffee and butterscotch. Also some spice, hints of dark fruit, berry, and apple. There is a slight alcohol aroma along with a very faint phenol aroma. There is some sherry/port aroma but it doesn't dominate for a 12-13 year old old ale.

T - Raisin, burnt caramel, toffee, and butterscotch are the biggest providers of the flavor. Some other faint dark fruit. A touch of alcohol as well. My major problem is that it doesn't last long enough. Fairly sweet with a slight spice kick.

M - Medium body with low carbonation (to be expected) and fairly slick, oily feel.

D - Goes down easy, and it is a nice drink. Not quite as full or big in flavors as I was expecting. Definitely wouldn't have more than one in a night, but it is nice.

Notes: Didn't see a date but I was told it was '98 and from other reviews that looks right. Decent old ale, but nothing to write home about. Sweet dark fruit and some alcohol provide the most flavor. Lacks a bit of the fullness and complexity that I would expect from a 12-13 year old ale. I liked it, and it had some regular old ale aspects, but it is nothing special and didn't show the complexity that can come with aging some old ales.

Photo of bobsy
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little bottle from Buffalo.

Orange-brown pour with a small off-white head that laced well as it dropped to a film. Beautiful highlights. Big boozy, vinous nose has way too much going on to transcribe. Really reminiscent of a Hardys. Big fruit character, with lots of plum. Sherry-esque, brown sugar, booze, vinous notes. Lots of depth and complexity. Chewy, low-carb body.

I feel this one is under-rated on this site. It's a pretty traditional take on the style, but it's a good one. Tastes like history.

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(no bottling/bb date - but must be well kept at the store that still has about a dozen more on the shelf)

Looks like they took their time with this one. Glows a clean, deep rouge/brown with tiny flecks of yeast in suspension. Low volume carb and just about head, just a few big bubbles.

What a lovely, vibrant nose busting out before you're done pouring. Scotch-ale-like (hmm!). Fruit-juicy: port, plum, prune... Definitely a barleywine profile matched with its malt foundation.

Terrific balance and interplay of flavors. Barleywine straight-up with a faint bit of smoky, tobacco tang. Filtering through that a rich port vinousness, follwed not long after by a sweet smooth brown sugar malt rush - not caramel in the least.

The aftertaste sports surprising contrast to what's up front - hoppy, aromatic, floral, with tiny old ale sour trailing from the middle on out. It drinks with notable weight - heavy syrupy/soupy, malty molasses smooth. Late, soft warming. No carb prickle.

This is grrreat - no real significant flaws to mention. Can i get some more? I need to double-, triple-check some things. (I know where to get more...)

Photo of claspada
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Aromas of fresh port wine; really spectacular yet subtle. Tons of dark fruit (raisins and figs) followed by a musty earthy oakiness (but the dark fruits are much more predominant). As it warms you get more burnt/brown sugar sweet smells.

Taste is pretty good but a letdown overall. You get the figgy/raisiny dark fruits but you also get some molasses, smokiness and woody notes. Lacks that punch or dominant flavor. This hasn't been brewed for 2 years so maybe the age is catching up with this beer.

The main detractor is the lack of carbonation, I mean zero. It hinders the mouthfeel and makes it seem more syrupy and cloying that originally intended (just guessing).

As far as drinkability goes, I mean you cannot detect an ounce of alcohol but the syrupy texture indicates it's at least 7%.Taste isn't off-putting; I have already finished half of the beer just trying to get all the attributes in this review. Wish I would have found this a year or 2 ago to sample before it's removal from Harvey's normal line-up.

Photo of rtepiak
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

to be had on the first brisk day of the year as a transition to so thicker drinks. Everything speaks malt honey. An aged but still existent head. Some stickiness of a nearl white head. Palate is chestnut warm, coated in dark sugars. I nice velvet that doesn't coat like a barley wine but carries the carbonation on the palate. For some old and english an exceptional feel. Would go great with mildly seasoned meat.

Photo of Stunner97
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not sure on age on this beer as no freshness date is visible but I am certain it has at least a little age on it

Appearance- off the pour its an extremely dark brown with no light at all to be seen through it starts off almost looking flat but with few seconds its slowly slowly bubbles and creates very short lived thin white head that fades to white lacing,

Smell- malts, rum, raisins, malty nose but rather faint overall,

Taste- flavor is all very faint not sure if this could be product of too much age, slight faint malts and very almost gone bitterness on the back end, all the flavors are very faint and muted, slight alcohol flavor of almost a port or brandy, as it warmed the slight bitter hop tones on the finish became slightly more pronounced, also faint chocolate tones to be noticed, overall the flavor is not bad on this and not shot yet but probably getting there as finish of drying is now very faint, overall very mellowed flavor

Mouthfeel- very heavy thick and smooth with very little carbonation

Drinkability- at this point though the beers not horrible its not particular ally great, I have to be totally fair and say I have never had a fresher example of this beer and I guess never will, so cant totally rank this beer at all wouldn't be fair, at any rate this beer has shown it could handle age with out being spoiled, hmm wonder what this once was : )

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1996 vintage bottle purchased at Green's on Buford in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin off-white head. The head quickly recedes into a thin ring around the glass leaving light lacing - I chalk this up to the age on the bottle.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with good amounts of booze-soaked fruits - apricots and golden raisins mostly. Hints of sherry waft out every now and then and as the beer warms deeper chocolate malt aromas kick in.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of medium fruit flavors. The fruit is leaning more toward darker varieties than the smell, golden raisins and plums with hints of lighter apricots. Midway through the sip a solid booze burn makes an appearance and carries through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was impressed with how well this beer held up and would bet that I like it more now than I would have 14 years ago. Worth a shot if you see one around.

Photo of avalon07
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a mostly clear consistency. There was almost no head to speak of. Decent lacing.

S: Smelled of malt, alcohol, and possibly a fruit component.

T: Tasted of malt, though not overwhelmingly so, molasses, and dark fruit. The alcohol wasn't as noticable as I would've thought.

M: There's a decided lack of carbonation here, along with a kind of slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Despite some deficiences, this is a drinkable beer.

Photo of Rayek
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Deep copper with good clarity. A strong pour netted a small and fizzy cream head that quickly dissipated to a thin ring at the beer's edge. Leaves just a little bit of lace.

S: Very complex if you let your nose linger. Quite vinous initially with aromas of currants and black grapes. Things then get really interesting as scents of tobacco, leather and black tea come on. A mild alcohol tingle rounds things out.

T: The aromas make a nice transition to the flavor. At its core, the beer has a Port quality inspired by the grape, currant and alcohol flavors. Toffee and tobacco add on extra complexity and let you know that this is more than a carbonated wine. Bitterness is very mild and brings on a slightly acidic black tea flavor. Finishes dry and warm, with a lingering bittersweet toffee flavor.

M: The medium body is slightly syrupy and just about the right level of fizz.

D: I liked this beer a lot. It felt like a good candidate for a cool or cold evening in front of the fireplace. Very wine like and a nice change of pace.

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Classy, old-school lable, short brown pop top. No freshness date, though I think this is pretty old, as I'm not sure they even brew it anymore. Still, excited to pick it up and give it a try. I'm willing to risk $2.99

Appearance: Dark, slightly murky mahogany beer; a hard pour still fails to produce much of a head

Smell: Definitely a bit oxidized, though there is still some toasted caramel, buttery malt, and fruitiness present as well. It basically just smells like a past-its-peak English barleywine...surprise surprise, right?

Taste: Quite vinous, slightly sour (again, showing the age), but some nice dark caramel malt is still hanging out in the background, even after all this time. There's a nice earthy, yeasty character as well. Overall, aside from being a bit old, this isn't too bad, and probably was pretty darn good within a couple years of its being brewed.

Mouthfeel: Not much in the way of carbonation, but slick and medium-full bodied; I bet this was glorious in its youth

Drinkability: One's good for me I think

Conclusion: This was a crazy-nice surprise that I found at Lukas' in Kansas City. I had always wanted to try this and never thought I'd have a chance. It's definitely a bit past its prime, but I'm guessing this one's been on the shelves for awhile, and probably not under ideal conditions. That being the case, it's held up pretty well.

Photo of MPLS
2.53/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Was curious as to how this ale would hold up from it's creation in 1996, that's 13 years of age on it, wow.

A: Opaque, cloudy, darkened brown, spotty to sparse lacing, no head to speak of, smallest signs of carbonation present. Mucky black yeast left in the bottle with some escaping into the glass even with a gentle pour.

S: Mellow alcohol, mild sugary esters, vanilla, kitchen cupboard, and call me crazy a hint of grape kool-aid.

T: A little too much age on this one is what raced to my mind as it touched my palate. Tastes like watered molasses with a finish that is briefer than a sports star meet n greet.

M: No carbonation noticable on the tongue and crosses the line of being too thin.

D: A vintage I would certainly not grab for again, but then again the storage of the bottle is a bit of a mystery. Newer vintages will yield better results I'm sure.

Photo of luchris80
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a snifter. My bottle was marked as #02716

Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with a hint of alcohol. Some dark fruit, very much like a port.

Appearance: Amber to brown color (like dark apple cider). Slight (almost no) light brown head. Clear with a few rising bubbles visible.

Flavor: Medium malt and some molasses-like flavor. No real noticeable hop flavors. Sweet at the finish with some alcohol and dryness. Somewhat dark fruit, port-like in flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium (to light) body. Very flat with little carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.

Overall Impressions: The flavor was fine, but the mouthfeel makes me wonder if the bottle was a bit old or past its prime. It would have been nice to have another bottle for comparison to see if this one was a good example. It does drink a bit like a wine (port). If this is true to this beer, I would not buy again (in the bottle anyway).

Photo of emerge077
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thankfully there was a decent head on this, I was afraid it would be flat and oxidized. That would be only half true.

It pours into a tulip a really lovely ruby jewel tone, with a finger of offwhite foam (not flat, whew). It receded fast, and left some spotty, soapy lace on the sides, retaining a ghostly skim across the surface. Aroma was unusual, tea leaves, molasses, cookie spice, and sherry. Certainly smelled old. Not much trace of alcohol, but some indistinct fruits and caramel.

Flat, waxy taste, with hints of what might have been. Nutty, raisin... eh. Some tobacco bitterness in the aftertaste, followed by more grape/raisin. Kind of a gross slick/waxy feel to the liquid. Probably won't be finishing this.

Photo of jera1350
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottled in 1996. I picked this up at my local bottle shop. I thought I should probably try a 13 year old beer and see how it is.

Pours into a snifter a cloudy mud brown with suspended bits. Non aggressive pour to keep out the bottom sediment resulted in a ring of tan suds around the edge of the glass.

Smells like dark Jamaican rum with apple cider.

Wow, major disappointment here. Watered down big time. Some light apple taste, some dark rum, a little brown sugar with a finish of watered down coffee. Lots of watery booze. The taste is a mess.

No carbonation at all leaves this feeling thin and watery.

This may be a drainpour for me. I think I've only had one or two others in my life. I haven't had a fresh one of these, but I would have to say this did not age well at all.

Harveys Elizabethan Ale from Harvey & Son Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.