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Style: Barley Wine
Collections: Beer, Draft, Real Ale & Gravity, Vintage,

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J.W.Lees Vintage Harvest Ale is only brewed once a year for release on December 1 of each year. It is a Limited Edition Vintage to celebrate the first brew from each year's harvest of barley and hops. Only the first delivery of the year's classic barley malt 'Maris Otter' and the classic hop variety 'Goldings' from East Kent is therefore used.

Fermentation is induced by J.W.Lees 'distinctive three-strain top-fermenting yeast. J.W.Lees Vintage Harvest Ale reaches 11.5 % alc./vol. once completely attenuated with a natural fermentation in open copper lined fermenting vessels that were commissioned in 1876 when the brew house was refurbished [J.W.Lees has been brewing at Greengate Brewery in Middleton Junction for six generations since 1828].

Pale in color it has a warm, estery aroma, a good deal of malty flavors on the palate, and a lot of hoppy dryness in the finish.



Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Rich, amber-red color.

Aroma:
Heady, spirituous aroma of pound cake, orange, and lemon rinds, baking bread, dried fruit, maple syrup, and concentrated malt.

Flavor:
Nothing else tastes quite like this- medium bodied, sweet, incomparably juicy, with fruity acidity combining with hop bitterness to balance. The center explodes in a riot of fruit and malt flavors.

Finish:
Hoppy, fruity, off-dry finish is endless.



Specifications
Alc./Vol.: 11.5 %


Formats
Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal. Keg
1999 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
1999 (PA Only) Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
2000 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
2002 (PA Only) Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
2005 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
2006 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
2008 (PA Only) Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 00000000000
2010 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 00000000000
2010 Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
2010 Cask Firkin 1 * 10.8 gal. Cask
2010 small cask {pin] Firkin 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
2010, wooden keg Wooden Cask 30l New 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
2011 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011648
2011 Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
2011 Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
2011 {PA only} Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s)
2011 {PA only} Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s)
2011, 25th Anniversary Version Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
2011, 25th Anniversary version Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
2011, 25th anniversary version, cask Firkin 1 * 10.8 gal. Cask
2011, Cask Firkin 1 * 10.8 gal. Cask
2012 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 062067 027628
2012 , {PA ONLY} Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s)
2013 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 062067 027628
2013, [PA Only] Case 24 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s)
2014 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 062067 027628
2015 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011693
2015 Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
2015 Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
2015 , Cask Firkin 1 * 10.8 gal. Cask
2015, small cask {pin} Firkin 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
25th Anniversary Brew, 2011 Case 6 * 25.4 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 03217 2
Barrel Aged Variety Pack Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02849 6
Barrel Aged Variety Pack 2005 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02848 9
Harvest 2001 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011594
Harvest 2002 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011600
Harvest 2007 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011617
Harvest 2008 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011624
Harvest 2009 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 5012015011631
PA only} Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s)
PA only} 25th Anniversary Brew, 2011 Case 12 * 25.4 oz. Bottle(s)
Variety Pack Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
Vintages 1999/2000/2002 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
Vintages 2006/2007/2008 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02762 8
Wood Vintage 2007 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02848 9
Wood Vintage 2008 Case 12 * 9.3 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02848 9
Zymatore, PX & Casa Tequila barrels w/Chambourcin Grapes Case 6 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Zymatore,PX & Casa Tequila barrels w/Chambourcin grapes Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Picture: 2006 and 2008 Harvest Ale bottles
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