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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 793
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 204
Gots: 171 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-18-2000)
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2013 20:50:51 | More by bbrown12
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kdb150

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-18-2013 20:03:30 | More by kdb150
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-15-2013 13:48:26 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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HereforBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-14-2013 20:02:41 | More by HereforBeer
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-14-2013 16:46:28 | More by tom10101
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2013 02:25:19 | More by yourefragile
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2013 22:57:25 | More by Cynic-ale
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Danny1217

Florida

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage.

Pours light brown. Very little foam or lacing.
Smells of toffee, caramel, dark fruits, maple, and honey. A touch boozy, but that is expected by the strength.
Tastes of maple, caramel, toffee, honey, dark fruits, slightly smokey, bread-like. Slightly musty. Very sweet, slightly vinous. Almost like a port wine. Very low carbonation, medium-full body. Great sipping beer.

An astonishingly complex beer, though perhaps a touch sweet for my tastes. Would work well as an after dinner drink, perhaps even splitting the small bottle between two people. I had the last few ounces with a cigar, which worked very well and I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 18:06:10 | More by Danny1217
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-06-2013 01:04:08 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My wife surprised me with this incredible beer when I came home from work one day. But, the special thing is the greatness of my wife.

This beer looks like dark honey. I would like to say it smells like a scotch, but I'm not really familiar with scotch (unfortunately). It smells malty and manifold. I can taste pear and other fruits, but I wish I could pick them out. The alcohol is definitely perceived, but gracefully so.

This beer is is so different than any other beers I've had. I've only had an american barleywine, and it didn't really impress me. I prefer malty ales, so I figured that I would prefer English Barleywines. This was my first, and it will be hard to beat.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:05:48 | More by maketheheartglad
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leitmotif

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-03-2013 20:26:43 | More by leitmotif
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azorie

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-31-2013 15:42:09 | More by azorie
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nharres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-30-2013 21:06:14 | More by nharres
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-28-2013 01:14:59 | More by dasmusik
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Scapino

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-27-2013 01:30:58 | More by Scapino
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Pete27lax

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-24-2013 22:11:25 | More by Pete27lax
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sorvats

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

10-22-2013 18:40:40 | More by sorvats
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HugeBulge

New York

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

10-18-2013 18:11:10 | More by HugeBulge
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Focusf111

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-17-2013 15:40:45 | More by Focusf111
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vince4953529

California

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 cc bottle bought from Vendome Wines here in S. Cali4nya, 2011 vintage.

Poured orange golden with healthy carbonation. Taste is sweet with a strong brown sugar undertone. It's malty, good dense mouthfeel without being overbearing. A very slow-sipping for sure.
Overall it is a great-tasting brew. I finished the whole 750 cc by myself in 2 hours but it's really a dessert beer. A finely crafted English barleywine and despite its intimidating 11.5% abv it's comparable easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 06:07:12 | More by vince4953529
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-16-2013 02:39:28 | More by MickeyMonk
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-15-2013 01:33:38 | More by hAle2theWort
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-14-2013 22:23:17 | More by Ajlvt
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 20:49:23 | More by williamjbauer
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2013 08:58:16 | More by DiscLizard
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
95 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.