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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

278 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 278
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 34
Gots: 52 | 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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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

brother_kenneth, Sep 23, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -69.2%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Svendozen, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

d_brommer_nh, Aug 17, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

BendersGso, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

wrightst, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Ristaccia, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

MCano, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

MalibuKenny, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
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 -26.1%

ConradKenney, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CasanovaCummins, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

qazeqaz, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

monketeeth, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

amano_h, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Sludgeman, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mrchrisray, May 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

psumjl269, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

IpeeA, May 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

carteravebrew, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

hiphopj5, Apr 26, 2014
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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
91 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.