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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask) - J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

402 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 75 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 06-23-2005

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. (?) bottle from Fri., 01/02/2014 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), 2004 vintage, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

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3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 6 month old bottle...

Pours a dark amber color with a trace amount of head.

Smells like fruit and candy - apples and peaches, brown sugar, with minor amounts of alcohol.

Taste is initially sweetness and fruit. Some malt and oak presented themselves along with the alcohol as the beer warmed.

Body was light with medium carbonation. No discernable after taste.

A very nice after dinner beer that is very drinkable.

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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Plant in Buffalo, NY.

Pours flat-looking and still, kind of bright orange-ish, with no head or lacing.

Smells like caramel, brandy, and a good amount of booze and sugar.

Not sure what happened here, but this fell flat literally and figuratively. Not sure the age, but it seems over the hill. The Calvados brandy flavor is overwhelming, with a bit of oxidation, and the slightest bit of caramel flavor. It's very sweet, but flat-tasting.

Absolutely no carbonation, very flat, with a syrupy mouthfeel. Just doesn't feel right going down.

I was excited to try this, but 'twas a fail.

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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.