JW Lees Harvest Ale 2021 (1986 Yeast)
JW Lees Harvest Ale is only brewed once a year for release on December 1. It is a Limited Edition Vintage to celebrate the first brew from each year’s harvest of barley and hops. Fermentation is induced by JW Lees’ distinctive three-strain top-fermenting yeast.
JW Lees 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.
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.
Suggested food pairings:
Dessert (Creme Brulee, Panna Cotta, Custards, Souffles), Aged Stilton
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