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

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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

395 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 30
Gots: 63 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2005)
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fsck

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-26-2013 06:06:15 | More by fsck
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Snowdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-22-2013 05:29:54 | More by Snowdog
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%

Brewed 2011.

Beer is a dark orange with a small off-white head. Head fades quickly, leaving some bubbles.

The Lagavulin comes through strongly. Peat and some smoke. Accompanying that is caramel and green apple.

Taste is like the nose. Peat, whisky, caramel, green apple. While I am a fan of Lagavulin and Islay malts generally, the peat is too strong for the beer. Quite sweet, with a bit of a honey flavour.

Full bodied, moderate to low carbonation, sticky sweet.

Overall, pretty good, but the Lagavulin is overpowering and the beer is too sweet. Not the best treatment of the Harvest Ale.

11-18-2013 01:53:50 | More by jrenihan
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-14-2013 03:50:29 | More by Hallertau
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-12-2013 04:40:34 | More by GRG1313
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

2.29/5  rDev -41.7%

2008 Bottle cracked on 11/09/13 served into a snifter.

Maybe I'm not that into English Barleywines but King Henry is one of my favorite beers, probably not a true English BW. Anyways this beer had a real boozie sweet smell to it and tasted the same. Heavy smokiness, cinnamon, funky spices, caramel, kind of an unpleasant tart taste to it. Overall It tasted like a funky, sweet, syrupy mess. Maybe fresh it tastes a lot better.

11-10-2013 02:05:20 | More by BullBearHawk
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mcann2pu

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-15-2013 15:33:02 | More by mcann2pu
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TheBeerTraveler

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -24.9%

2008 brew

A: caramel, bubbly, tons of sediment!

S: Smokey, peaty, RonSwansonish, You can smell more alcohol than you taste.

T: Figs, retains the peaty flavor of the lagavulin

M: Syrupy, sweet, sticks to your lips

O: Was not very impressed - I think the sediment and the thick syrupy texture ruined it for me.

10-04-2013 23:35:39 | More by TheBeerTraveler
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-29-2013 03:11:14 | More by RMoeNay
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-27-2013 01:43:51 | More by alelover
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kyle86

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-26-2013 21:48:36 | More by kyle86
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Denoas

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-15-2013 17:34:16 | More by Denoas
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-12-2013 08:25:30 | More by DmanGTR
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -30%

08-22-2013 13:18:11 | More by beernads
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Tom-Peters

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2013 13:54:47 | More by Tom-Peters
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-22-2013 16:17:15 | More by msubulldog25
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2013 03:24:57 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-11-2013 23:30:49 | More by jaxon53
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-06-2013 23:46:58 | More by JRdaSconnie
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t_carterb

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-05-2013 22:15:34 | More by t_carterb
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-05-2013 03:45:07 | More by WOLFGANG
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-01-2013 06:21:05 | More by Adamostella
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-27-2013 23:56:48 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-14-2013 16:48:23 | More by Docrock
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-13-2013 02:11:14 | More by kawilliams81
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.