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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: 199
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-10-2014 12:50:03 | More by xnicknj
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-09-2014 16:38:27 | More by mechamifune
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rrski198

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-09-2014 13:21:45 | More by rrski198
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Docrock

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-28-2013 22:14:52 | More by Docrock
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2013 18:49:08 | More by ste5venla
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kristougher

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

12-28-2013 04:04:58 | More by kristougher
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pkalix

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

no head whatsoever, in contradiction to others' reviews.... looks like a pear cider but contains a lovely sweet, malty base aroma ....
sweet caramel. brown sugar. raisin. smooth, no abv discernible.
a little thin. English barleywine vs American barleywine? so far the winner is American.... but this is okay. they could have used a 12 oz bottle, though.... and a little overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 21:32:54 | More by pkalix
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-24-2013 05:23:52 | More by Casey3236
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braugon

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Brewed 2011

A - Caramel hue, not as brown as some barleywines, small white head, stayed around as a thin rim

S - Awesome, sweet barleywine scents of rum, raisin, oak, phenol, caramel, slightly musty

T - Lively, sweet, oak, caramel, raisin, port wine,

M - Medium to full, with a present carbonation

O - Really great, if you like barleywines, you will probably like this, 11.5% abv is always a plus when it's this good.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 01:22:23 | More by braugon
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-15-2013 12:55:46 | More by mythaeus
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Bittercreek Boise ID. 25th Anniversary blend, unsure of vintage.

A: Opaque, dull gold with no visible carbonation and nonexistent head/lacing.

S: Dark fruit, raisin, rum, caramel, apple, spices, and bready, sweet malt.

T: Malty, with faint booze, notes of red wine and rum, spicy and fruity. Plenty of apple, raisin, toffee, brown sugar, wet oak, tobacco, with a warm finish.

MF: Full, sticky body, viscous with low carbonation.

O: Reminiscent of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, without the Belgian yeast; plenty of dark fruit and malt, with an oaky, rummy undertone. Pretty nice sipper overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2013 14:26:40 | More by Scotchboy
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jds16

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-12-2013 03:00:51 | More by jds16
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-07-2013 23:30:10 | More by tobelerone
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2013 17:23:45 | More by BillRoth
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jono0101

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-06-2013 18:11:03 | More by jono0101
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-03-2013 04:12:13 | More by jaydoc
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2013 21:25:58 | More by rodlavers
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

1.86/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Second one of these I had from the 2011 vintage, and the second was worse than the first.

Looks fine in the glass, light carbonation. Has a pleasant smell of malt I'd expect from a barleywine. The taste starts there, with nice notes of sherry and fig. From there it goes to smokey and leathery notes and finally leaves you with what I imagine licking an ash tray must taste like. Couldn't finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:00:57 | More by RichardMNixon
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-24-2013 22:38:01 | More by Chugs13
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-23-2013 11:01:42 | More by zestar
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 02:07:27 | More by savagepm
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Tertullian007

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-22-2013 03:19:22 | More by Tertullian007
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mtrog313

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2013 23:58:29 | More by mtrog313
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N3ptune

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2013 00:05:28 | More by N3ptune
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-19-2013 14:41:10 | More by mikecharley
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
95 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.