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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
91
outstanding

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.5%
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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Georgia

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BMMillsy

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 dated bottle from a trip to Hoboken. Pours a deep orange red hue with a tiny ring of white head that fizzes off very quickly. Aroma is big sweetness with lots of sherry, toffee, molasses, maple syrup, and a little hint of fruits. Flavor is surprisingly similar to the Calvados cask. A good bit of bitter hazelnut alongside leather, sweet caramel maple and brown sugar. Sweet but this had a nice balanced bitter and medium level sherry booze and the sherry really accents this nicely. Sweet heavy mouthfeel but with adequate carbonation to keep this from being syrupy. Overall a really nice treatment on this that makes for a beautiful after dinner drink with a nicely complex flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 04:14:14 | More by BMMillsy
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-28-2014 17:35:18 | More by TubaDan
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flagmantho

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 275mL bottle into a pint glass. This is the 2008 vintage.

Appearance: medium brown with a thick haze and light effervescence. Head is virtually nonexistent. Nice color; appropriate for the style.

Smell: outstanding. Raisin, tobacco, toffee, vanilla, cherry, dates, brown sugar ... complex, sweet and extremely enticing.

Taste: sweet, musty, dank and delicious. Plums, toffee, caramel, wood, and a delicious dusty-basement kind of character that I find irresistible. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel: plenty of body, next to no carbonation. I guess this is normal for the style; not much to recommend this otherwise.

Overall: tasty and extremely drinkable. Bam!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:51:00 | More by flagmantho
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-30-2013 00:20:48 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-16-2013 14:36:14 | More by xnicknj
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2013 03:34:29 | More by BillRoth
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-23-2013 02:53:53 | More by LumpkinBrews
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-23-2013 21:01:11 | More by harpus
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Limited Edition 2011

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, dark fruits, small hop presence, and an alcohol presence. In the taste, dark fruits, caramel like malt and a small alcohol presence. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry caramel and alcohol like aftertaste. Big dark fruits, caramel malts, a small hop and a nice amount of alcohol in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

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Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

08-17-2013 01:18:41 | More by gpawned
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a light to medium body. Zero head on pour or retained while drinking. Brownish color with some orange brightness to it. Looks like a barleywine that has aged gracefully.

Smell: There is a caramel and molasses sweetness on the front of the aroma. The sherry casks add some unique tangy tones. Some earthy and leafy tones are found on the undertones.

Taste: The front is an incredibly sweet sherry, caramel, and butterscotch feeling. The body rounds out with some earthy tones and tobacco leaves. The back end is some bright barley and a slight alcohol dryness left on the palate. The earthy tones are stick out and are the most memorable.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a grainy texture.

Overall: An interesting brew. The years have taken well to this beer, making in a unique journey for the palate. I was really surprised how pronounced the earthy tones were, a lot of maple, leafy greens, and tobacco.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

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Virginia

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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
91 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.