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

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 275ml only. Edition: 2013-current. Has occasionally appeared in cask.

Elizabethan Ale was originally produced in celebration of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This strong barley wine is reminiscent of the "October Ales" which were brewed in domestic brewhouses during the sixteenth century.

A full, malty palate with a lingering bitterness and warming spirit content.

Contains: Barley and Oats.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Unfaked clear taste. Malty with hoppy undertones, honey and cherries. Also cherry and malt and chocolate in the nose. Red brown color with a little layer of a head. Long lasting light smooth bitter syrupy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Deep muddy brown, no head, little carbonation in appearance, but some in palate. This was very malty sweet, mostly raisin/fruits. Cloying by the end, even the slightly dry finish couldn't help it. Very mild for a barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Bottle#2397 vintage,1997 little head that faded fast,color was nice aroma was malty ,sweet with a wine like,as well as having some plum notes to itflavor was sweet the alcohol didn't hide on this one but was nicely blended with the sweet malt and the fruity tones.Definately gives you a full mouth feel with the syrup like feel.Malty sweet finish.A very nicely done barley wine that i would recomend more people should try and that say's alot because i'm not a very big fan of these but i am starting to turn more to these as i get used to them.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Bottle #1034, 1996 vintage, sampled 1/03. Nose like altar wine with some alcohol presence, minimal head, ruby body. Vinous, sweet, a bit fruity, malty as well. Really liked this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2003
I enjoyed this ale, it had a very close taste to that of Delirium Noel. Yes I admit a tad bit sweeter palate than I care for but all in all worth drinking. A reddish brown coloration, with low to little head. Alcohol apparent but not overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Bottled in í98 Bottle #2132: Estery aroma, dark fruit. Ruddy muddled hue. Small white head dissipates quickly. All alcohol, sweet first, medium bodied, very chewy, all malt, alcohol prevalent in dry very sweet finish. Syrupy, and nothing spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11915) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2002
(1997 bottle) Pours a muddy brown with minimal head. Aroma is wine (plum) and mildly caramel. Flavor is malty, raisiny, moderately sweet, medium alcohol, but itís subdued relative to most barleywines.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Very sweet and syrupy. Strong alcohol taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 (4 years old)... A crimson siren singing sweet caramel melodies from a thick syrupy sea of alcohol and chocolate malt...And she caresses with the fattest cherries...Her finish is a bit watery and alcoholic though...

(8 years old)...At this point in its evolution, every flavor starts to fade, and its structure starts to crack...The fruity caramel still valiantly holds ground, but alzheimer is affecting it, not remembering how it used to unite flavors so well before...The rating above does not take into account this old sample...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2002
1998 bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark orange-brown, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, caramel), with notes of brown sugar, sherry, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Dull aged aroma, too sweet. First rating, but second time Iíve sampled.


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