Harveys Elizabethan Ale

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Closure: Crown cap

More about Harveys Elizabethan Ale

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alc./vol: 8.1%

Proof: 16.2°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

A strong barley wine beer. To quote the label, "Originally produced in celebration of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II [in 1953], this strong barley wine is reminiscent of the 'October Ales' which were brewed in domestic brewhouses during the sixteenth century."

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 08/08/2011

Appearance:

Clear, dark orange amber with little or no head.

Aroma:

Caramel, maple syrup and Christmas pudding nose with bready aromas.

Taste:

Sweet caramelised dried fruit palate with bitter toffee, maple syrup, treacle, stewed tea and a spirit alcohol bite.

Aftertaste:

Coffee, dark chocolate and toffee finish.

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