Just like with fine wines, many beers are acceptable to cellar or age as they continue to change character often becoming deeper and more complex. One beer style, as the name suggests, is truly appopriate for aging, barleywine.
We've collected four different J.W. Lees Harvest Ales - each aged in casks to impart additional depth and character. They're limited edition barleywines made by a family run English brewery who's been producing real ale since 1828. And in this case, really strong ale at 11.5% ABV. Past vintages have sold for $60 per bottle so consider it an investment, a liquid appreciating asset for you finance types.
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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2013 Calvados (275ml)- 98 on RateBeer. Aged in Etienne Dupont Calvados casks from the end of October until mid March.
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2012 Willoughby's Port (275ml)- 97 on RateBeer. Aged in Willoughbys Crusted Port to impart sweetness and a heavy vinous characteristic. The tradition of port is very English and many of the port houses proudly trace their ancestry back to the U.K.
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2013 Lagavulin (275ml)- 97 on RateBeer. Matured in Lagavulin Malt Whiskey casks, one of the most distinctive malt whisky from the island of Islay, characterized by the strong peaty notes which should blend with the Harvest Ale to give an explosion of flavors
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2014 Lagavulin (275ml)- 97 on RateBeer. 2014 version aged in Lagavulin casks.
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