Brewed by Harveys
Style: Barley Wine
Lewes, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
This brews popularity made it difficult to restrict it to being available for only a limited period. Fortunately the high alcohol level enables us to brew enough to last most of the year. This ensures that we keep this ales enthusiasts happy all year round. A strong, dark, heavily hopped seasonal drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle 275ml. @ home.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, vintage, fruity, dark berrry, date. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081113]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with no head. Smooth and fruity hoppy aroma with a sweet caramel malt and breadish base. Flavour follows this closely and is rather sweet. Nicely spiced and lingering breadish sweet into the finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
The aroma is lovely; sweet with notes of caramel, cloves, and bread. The color is a deep red and it has a small though disappearing beige head. The flavor is sweet too with notes of caramel, yeast, roasted bread, and alcohol running over the tongue. The end is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle 27,5 cl. Clear, dark red beer with a small, off-white head. Aroma dominated by overripe fruit and licorice. Quite full-bodied, low in carbonation, again overripe fruit accents - prunes and raisins - and roasted malts. Some alcohol in the finish. Quite yummy. 121208

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Black/dark amber colour, mediumsized bubbly head. Plum, malt and hops in aroma along with raisins. Sweet plummy flavour. Very Christmassy feeling over it. A bit bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with fruity notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of marmelade, dried fruits, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramal aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with some spicy hints. Has a sweetish malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2004
Amber color. Fruity hop aroma (Cascade-like). Strong, sweet, malty, oranges… Almost an IPA. The only really good one by Harvey's, I had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle. Very small head with short duration. Color is ruby/brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, plums, raisin, caramel and syrup. Oily palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
27,5cl bottle@VinensVerden, Odense. Pours reddish amber with a small beige head on top that slowly fades. Nose is complex & rich of raisins, berries, bubblegum, caramel & cinnamon. Very inviting. Smooth & soft mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Taste is sweet with notes of dark fruits & orange, toffee, sugar & alcohol. Not as complex as aroma. Still pretty damm enjoyable!

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