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

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 275ml only. Edition: 2013-current. Has occasionally appeared in cask.
Older versions with a slightly different ABV (up to 8.2%).

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.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
275ml bottle picked up at The Royal Oak a couple of months ago and drunk at home in Blaendulais, 7.5%. Undated but says its the 60th anniversary version. Dark orange, totally clear, still, small thin off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is Horlicks, toffee and spinach, maybe a touch oxidised. Body is medium, soft carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is toffee, cardboard, raisin. Papery dry and slightly oxidised. Not too sweet, a touch of spicy booze. Not amazing up front but opens up nicely over time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1047) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2015
The aroma has a strong fruit and malt character. Body is a strong mahogany red with just a slight head. Slick rich taste. Plum and malt taste.Sweet with a mild roasted malt for balance. Warming on the palate. Smooth finish. Low carbonation. Definitely one for enjoying slow and easy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (9267) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2015
(Thx!) 330 ml. bottle sampled @ 2de Bierproeffestival van De Dijleschuimers. Clear dark orange, little white. Nose is odd fish guts yeast, dull sugar (odd fermentation temperature?), Taste is rather German like given oily nature, heavy fish guts, yeast notes, basic oily sugary sweetness, caramel, orange, tad marmalade, Oily, slick fish guts body. Reminiscent of the De Molen / Hair of the Dog Fred, serious disappointment much like that beer, zero complexity, fish guts, mild esters, thinned oily base sweetness, I was really hoping for more and as usual I question its historical accuracy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber with minimal carbonation or foam. Rich fruit and big malts in the aroma. There is considerable harshness and it is also bitter grapefruit. I wish that harshness were tempered. Fruit is nice and there is some heat. This is just ok, and with so much fermentable stuff it could have been better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, bread malts, light citrus fruits, dark fruits, plums. Appearance: clear brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, remain very heavy, caramel, molasses, fruity, sticky texture, turns lightly bitter in finish. Overall: OK Barley Wine, lacks some complexity in both aroma and palate. Bottle from the brewery shop, Lewes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. It poured a clear brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of malts, bread, fruits and a touch of alcohol. The taste was malty sweet and fruity. The aftertaste was a little bitter. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (3430) - 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 (6407) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Harveys 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 (10285) - 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 (12504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at Craigs, bbe 2006. Nose is dates and raisins, taste is almost like flat oxidised sherry, very sweet.


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