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

Not Rated.
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 32
Gots: 48 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beveragecaptain on 09-27-2005)
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber to orange with a minmal white head. Some lacing & no head retention

SmeLL; Huge oaky & sherry notes

Taste: Super sweet up front, followed by raisin, vanilla, treacle/honey and tangerine notes. Very complex, but a little too sweet for my tastes

MF: Syruppy, oily, undercarbonated, & slightly out of balance. A little more hops or gas needed.

Okay drinkabilty for the strength, but a few more years of aging are in order IMHO

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2006 05:16:49 | More by russpowell
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The aroma is light and sweet. White raisins, dried apricot, caramel, brown sugar, honey. A peat and woody character in the back.

The flavor is extremely complex. General theme of honey, caramel, toffee, and light brown sugary sweetness. There’s raisins, dried apricot, and apple sweetness. Those notes pair with sweet alcohol of brandy and sherry. There’s a peat and smoke character and then the beer finishes with woodiness drying the beer off. Tinges of alcohol linger throughout, but it is a compliment to the sweetness and complexity.

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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.