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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: 200
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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dvsbizzyb

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-11-2013 05:19:06 | More by dvsbizzyb
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-09-2013 02:25:25 | More by mattsmith413
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 01:56:15 | More by Bobbydigi
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-05-2013 04:18:57 | More by kirkse
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Shmeal

Oregon

3/5  rDev -29.4%

08-30-2013 23:34:39 | More by Shmeal
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2013 19:57:00 | More by uturn
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fsck

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-26-2013 05:07:27 | More by fsck
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2013 06:22:57 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-22-2013 02:04:00 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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OptionParalysis

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-20-2013 17:27:36 | More by OptionParalysis
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2002. Intense, dessert ale. Aromas of toffee and caramel. Slight musky funkiness. Flavor of dried fruit and caramel. Still sweet and syrupy. Could only drink about 5 oz at a sitting. It became rather cloying near the end of the glass. Reminded me of a good sherry and tawny port combined.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 02:34:58 | More by ZinFanDave
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mrcraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-13-2013 01:45:46 | More by mrcraft
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-10-2013 19:50:49 | More by tbone1384
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2013 02:18:56 | More by DanGeo
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-06-2013 03:38:05 | More by LotsofLupulin
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justin_nj

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-06-2013 01:34:35 | More by justin_nj
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-04-2013 15:29:38 | More by ShemRahBoo
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brewed in 2008

A: Pours a hazy medium reddish brown in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some significant amounts of dark yeast sediment in the bottom of the glass and some faint apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a thin (less than 1/4 finger tall) light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of dark fruits (raisin), toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and a brandy-like liquor smell.

T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of sweet malts with dark fruit (raisin), toffee, caramel, and brown sugar all present. There is also a moderate amount of alcohol that is reminiscent of brandy/cognac. Moderate to strong amounts of sweetness are present and linger through the finish.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some sticky sweetness and moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol warming.

O: This is a very sweet and intense English Barleywine and is definitely one that needs to be sipped slowly considering the high ABV and the not all that well hidden alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:49:26 | More by dbrauneis
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alelover

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-03-2013 23:19:40 | More by alelover
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.6%

08-03-2013 12:44:25 | More by Anvilfarm
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-02-2013 13:22:11 | More by Rosquin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-02-2013 03:41:34 | More by mendvicdog
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2013 02:20:05 | More by Hobbit
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-31-2013 23:47:20 | More by Jas45678
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9.3oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small quickly fading cream colored head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, very fruity esters, a bit of banana note up front, yeast and dark fruit notes. Taste is of sweet caramel and toffee, mild chocolate malt, very fruity with some dark dried fruit, a kind of fermented grapes flavor, yeast, almost brandy like with some cask and wood flavor. Palate is a medium to full body, smooth and creamy, slightly sweet cloying mouth feel. Finish is same as Taste no need to repeat it all, with a lingering sweet caramel and mild sweet alcohol flavors. Overall a good yet complex nose and flavored brew, has a nice after taste, good after dinner brew with a sweet dessert

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 20:13:50 | More by Samp01
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
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