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


on tap

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle (Alc. 8.1%) @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Clear medium to dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is sweet port, vintage, alcohol, dark friut. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
50 cL bottle, 6 year old vintage. Pours slight hazy brown with a lacing off-white head. Wineous aroma. Full bodied. Flavour is dense caramel malt with solid overripe fruit notes. Smooth finish with a nice chocolate and fruity mix. Utterly well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30813) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2004
A red beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel with notes of hops, oil, and grass. The flavor is of grass and hops and the end is very bitter. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear, reddish brown with a dense, retentive, beige head. Vinous, lightly tart malt aroma. Full-bodied with sweetish, dark malts. Some notes of nuts and a somewhat rustic, fusty edge with a vague tartness. The hops are discreet yet still very much present. Charming in a somewhat old fashioned way. 240107

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread. Very sweet flavour of malts, caramel, rye bread and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Bottled (2002, 8.1%). Clear ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is really big time madeira, raisins, plum, alcohol and some dark fruits. Flavour is the same along with wood and vanilla. Leaves a really nice and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Red-brown. Very fruity, big maltiness, smokey. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
8th October 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Nice of mild coffee and lactose. Palate is fairly neutral. Mild minerals. Mild tangy coffee and a little lactose. Finishes neutral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... copper ... sweet toffee malt nose ... big sweet toffee ... light hop ... littl emalt.3.6 Bottle at home... Bbf06 drunk 13...soft deep blackcurrant fruits... Yeasty ovaltine nose... Dark roast malts... Deep berry roast.. Litle soya... Dark chocolate nice 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 2010-03-01, about 1½ years old, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Dark amber color with a ruby reflex; sparse head. Mild aroma, caramel, light cheese, very light fruity touch (raisins). Good body strength; it has a good malt and caramel flavor, quite sweet but lean, not very long, with traces of nuts; very low bitterness. Average alcohol warmth.
It may be interesting in a couple of years to see the effects of oxidisation (but the bottle is filtered).

2008-11-24, bottle at The Wharf, Aalborg, 7-5-8-4-15=16
Dark amber color; big head. Some caramel aroma, quite mature. Medium body strength, it has an excellent sweet caramel flavor, complemented by a light woody fruitness (10% of what you find in Gale), all well mixed and dynamic, yet solid. In the final there is a bit more of chocolate. Excellent.

2003-01-07, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Ruby amber color; poor head. Strange aroma: malt, cork, raisins, spices, vegetables. Thick, oily; carrots and celery, malt, herbs, caramel; quite sweet. Bitter ending, but it could stand a heavier hopping.

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