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Notes on beers brewed by

Harvey & Son Ltd.

Harveys Christmas Ale

275 mL bottle, Green's, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.95. Presumably 2006 vintage, but despite the bottle saying that "Best Before Date and Lot Number" are on the "bottle top", apparently they were not - not on the bottle itself or the cap (inside or out). A still pour, with a real nice dark brown amber color with plenty of serious red highlights. Minimal lacing and head consistent with the ABV. Very little hint of spice to place this in the WW category. Without question this appears to drink...

Harveys Elizabethan Ale

1998 Vintage. Smell is truly magnificent. Mainly deep, fruity alcohol that is reminiscent of port or sherry. Pour is deep brown, but with some very substantial red highlights. I'd like to see a bigger head on the beer, but the style, the age and the alcohol simply aren't going to produce it so we'll have to live with it. Excellent dry alcoholic finish follows the fruit and fig start. A delicious sipper. A first class Old Ale, rapidly becoming one of my favorite styles.