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Harveys Elizabethan Ale (Bottle)

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generally available only in pasteurised bottle. Has occasionally appeared in cask. Currently 8.2%, but has been brewed at 8.1% and 8.3%.
Note: this is different to the 2012 Jubilee edition.
Originally brewed to mark the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, this golden barley wine proved so popular that it has been brewed ever since. It is comparable in strength to the beer produced by Tudor brewers during the reign of Elizabeth I. It has won many prizes and, at the International Brewers’ Exhibition 1968, was awarded the Championship Gold Medal. Regular drinkers simply asked for a ‘Lizzie’.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to AshtonMcCobb.Pours copper orange. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, cardboard. Not pleasant at all. Taste is very sweet, something similar to aroma meaning not good. Marmalade, tangy. Not good at all.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online shop. Appearance - orange with a thin head. Nose - initial hit of bird droppings and cardboard. Eventually some orange comes through. Taste - total marmalade. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long tangy finish. Overall - the nose is awful. The rest is a lot better.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and nihtila. Pours clear amber gold, thin white head. Aromas of dung, hamster cage. Taste is sweet, orange, marmalade. Sweet finish. Taste better than it smells.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s, bbe 2006. Nose is dates and raisins, taste is almost like flat oxidised sherry, very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (982) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2015
amber-gold honey color with no head. Aroma is a sweet neutral and mellow honey and touch of sap and grass. Body is medium, oily-watery-syrupy, light carbonation, medium-fine, with little prickle burn. Flavor is a light herbal hay couples with a nectar honey-caramel fusion. Delicious and addicting flavor. Lack of head is a big detractor. Body is lacking in carbonation too, although some is present. Overall, the good flavor makes up for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2486) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a slightly mahogany umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of burnt honey, creamy toffee, bitter walnut, cocoa powder and some lingering earthy black tea. Seems a bit young but nice mouthfeel and booze to sweetness ratio is nicely integrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle - pours a dark chocolate black with little head. Mixed aromas of fruits (plums), malts and caramel. Taste of sweet malts balanced by fruity hops. Nice balance to this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Very special piwo shared with McTapps. This one offers plums and some other sour fruits with some lactose in the back. Carbo is medium, alcohol definitely tasteable and beside being sick and heavy those fruity moments make this one special. Though, the drinkability is limited therefore I was not that convinced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4994) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from the MIddle Center Cider Farm in Lewes-Firle. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of plums, prunes and barley. Taste of prunes, grapes, dried fruits, roasted barley, torf, leaves and light chocolate. Light dusty hints. Nice to drink, smooth to finish. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
275 ml bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger khaki head, that does not last, no lacing, amber brown color, clear, Aroma: prune, port, molasses, medium full body, light carbonation, oily and alcoholic, thin. Taste: sweet prune fruit, into fuller maltiness and oats, light alcohol and prune fruit finish. Overall, super awesome! love the body, love the aroma and taste. Great balance.


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