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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011: 25th Anniversary Version

Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Barley Wine
Middleton, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Fermented with Champagne yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has malt, orange, butterscotch, mild oxidation. Flavor is sweet with malt and butterscotch, honey, a little agave syrup. Finishes sweet but also fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6786) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Confirmed 2011 Anniversary bottle at the May 1st DC tasting. Poured a dark brown, ruby color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma was sweet, boozy malts. Very light oxidized notes, not a lot of soy thankfully. Alcohol still burns here as well. Sipping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5241) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle at the DC RateBeer Tasting. Clear golden amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Tastes of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, syrup, raisins. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. It poured a copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of some funky yeast, caramel malts and earthy hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more funkiness, oak, yeast, citrus and a hint of champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 27, 2015
Draft. Cloudy gold with a white head. Smoke, burnt sugar, caramel, toast, oak and light citrus. Medium thin mouthfeel and light carb. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19898) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Draft. Hazy to cloudy deep amber color, white head. Aroma of burnt caramel, orange peel. Taste has butterscotch, plum, vanilla, booze. Tasty. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1216) - - NOV 13, 2015
Amber pour with no head. Crazy aroma, dried fruit, oak, cherry. Dark cherry and lighter tobacco notes, oak. Medium body, low carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2686) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, DC. Lightly hazy dark amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sherry, raisins, plums, toffee , alcohol, brown sugar, complex dark fruit, stone fruit and oak. Taste of brown sugar, alcohol burn, huge toffee, raisins, plums, stone fruit, oak, a kitchen sink, more brown sugar and sherry. None of that is anywhere near being subtle. Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7732) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
bottle a couple bottles, had to share one with Champ at the Gman .. pours a deep brown Splinter rat .. foam from the foam gods, big .. . mouth is lively as expected but not overly bubbly .. soft dark molasses and syrup .. this one should age nicely, i’ll revisit in 5 years .. . . I know what I’ve said about paper mache in the past, but for the sake of our country, and to shut up Milton Street, I am willing to put aside my contempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1500) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy. Amber. Aroma is sweet. Taste is slight roasted malts with some booze. Great beer

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