Sunday, March 21, 2010

Maybe it won't suck in 10 years

JW Lees Harvest Ale 2008

JW Lees has 4 types of barrel aged beer out this year: Calvados (aka French Apple Brandy), Scotch, Sherry, and Port.  I got the calvados aged beer.  The first sip, was, shit, that's some sweet beer.  Then you get an oddly bitter, almost walnut flavor in the finish.  It's like a crazy, beer, apple, maple syrup pancake, in a glass.  They're pricy at $8.95 for a 9.3 oz bottle.  That's Thomas Hardy pricy; they're going after the collector niche.  I'll probably grab a bottle of the Scotch aged beer to lay down for a decade or so.  It needs time to mellow out.

Come to think of it, I'm not going to do that.  If it tastes like syrup now, It probably will still taste like syrup a few years from now.

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