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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

281 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 53 | 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: beveragecaptain on 09-27-2005)
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Photo of msquared36
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This was my first JW Lees cask aged beer. Poured the entire bottle into into a tulip glass, which was probably a mistake. Significant amount of yeast ended up floating in the beer. The floating bits were much more distracting than I recall in other beers. It did effect the taste and mouthfeel until everything settled. There is very little carbonation anyway, so a gentle pour wouldn't have any real downside. Taste was surprisingly delicate with no sherry alcohol burn. Caramel sweetness upfront with a lingering sugary sweetness. Heavy soy sauce taste hit the back of the tongue.

msquared36, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

bigbeers84, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

9.3oz bottle. Pours a dark rusted cloudy orange brown with a quickly fading small white head. Aroma of sweet fruit , caramel and toffee notes, with some sweet alcohol esters. Taste same as aroma with some fine notes of aged sherry cask wood flavors with light hops notes and sweet alcohol. Palate is a full body and flavor, smooth and sweet sherry cask notes with mild carbonation. Finishes is sweet, fruity, with some nice caramel and toffee flavors and sweet aged sherry cask woody notes with alcohol lingering awhile. Overall a very good, flavorful brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

brother_kenneth, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
1.25/5  rDev -69.1%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Svendozen
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Svendozen, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of d_brommer_nh
5/5  rDev +23.5%

d_brommer_nh, Aug 17, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.7%

BendersGso, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

wrightst, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Ristaccia, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

MCano, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

MalibuKenny, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.2%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from 2010 shared tonight at the cookout.
Slightly hazy deep brown color with a minimal bubbly off white head. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar with bits of fruity esters and a touch of earthy and sherry. The flavor is rich and sweet with caramel maltiness offset with some fruity vinous notes. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent beer, my first time having the sherry version. I think its either inferior to the regular harvest ale or in a weird aging stage that leaves a bit to be desired before its a stellar brew again. I'm hoping for the later and an opportunity to try this again with some more age.

johnnnniee, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

ConradKenney, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

CasanovaCummins, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

qazeqaz, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

monketeeth, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

amano_h, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Sludgeman, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mrchrisray, May 10, 2014
Photo of psumjl269
5/5  rDev +23.5%

psumjl269, May 03, 2014
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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.