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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Back from the dead and better than ever! Like a zombie that just wonít die, one of the Southís favorite craft beers is back. This newly reincarnated version of Laughing Skull is a full flavored amber ale with a crisp, clean finish thatís sure to clear out the cobwebs. So crack open a Skull! Youíll be glad you did.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. The first official pint of Atlanta Brewingís revived and reformulated Laughing Skull poured at this location from a handle-less ta. Itís been more than a few years since weíve last seen Laughing Skull. The last encounter I recall, was when I lived within walking distance of their previous location on William Street. Heck, I may even have a well-worn LS shirt around here somewhere. Appearance: Served up a crystal clear, appropriately amber-hued body with a thinnish, near white head. Though thin, it is lasting and provides for some nice lacing. Smell: Offers a modest nose smelling lightly of toasty amber malts, a vague hint of fruit, and some spicy, herbaceous hop notes. Taste: Toasty, sweetish flavor of amber malts with a background hint of light brown sugar. A little blip of fruitiness passes by now and again. A touch of crisp graininess arrives late in the taste. Earthy, spicy, lightly zesty hop character but with only a subdued bitterness. Beyond a small, final hint of toast, Laughing Skull finishes quite clean and dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: I recall the old Laughing Skull performing well in terms of ease of drinkability, and this new rendition definitely follows in its footsteps.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
The aroma is corn like and slightly toasted with butter, hay, and leaves. The appearance is light amber with a sudsy, medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a clean, yet slightly soapy, finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall itís not a bad beer but itís not really what I expect from an amber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle. Available on tap at any TacoMac. Copper color. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy hop nose. Well balanced flavor. Tastes of caramel malts, some bread. Finishes with a hint of pine, hops. Tastes like a rusty American Pale Ale. Its good! (3607)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4175) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
This gets an automatic one point appearance deduction for any association with the term "Laughing Skull". The namesake Bohemian pilsener was one of the foulest, and most memorably so, beers I have ever had. Clear plastic label, clear light brown beer with a big fluffy head. Light, slightly candied APA aroma. A little floral, a little toasted, citrus pith, lightly sweet. Not bad. Medium light body, lingering toasted and hoppy aftertaste. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Rated on 3-25-2011 (Bottle purchased at Total Wine & More-Ft. Myers, FL) This beer has a large frothy, fizzy beige head with a lengthy retention, transparent amber body, fast rising carbonation, and soapy looking lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, bready, suggestion of citrus, earthy hops, sweet, spicy, and light fruitiness. The taste is lightly bitter, light citrus hops, caramel malt, and bready. The mouthfeel is tingly carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is just an ok beer for me as it does not have a lot of character to speak of and the flavor was semi-bland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Really nice presentation out of the glass. Big head never fades but goes craggy. Reminds me of orval for some. Wow that head looks so scrumtious. Lots of co2 in ther yummy. Taste has a nice bitterness that builds but never over the top. Sizzle really adds to the taste bud sensations. Good overall beery experience.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours...not amber. Light straw gold with one finger of head. Nose is super ass-y, lots of biscuit and cloying honey notes. Wayyyyy too much of the biscuit malt in the flavor, like drinking wet grain. Lots of toasted malt flavors and bready notes. Medium body with a soft carbonation and hops like wet hay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle. Drank from bottle, well about a third of it. Was hoping for a fairly fresh hoppy amber but this turned out to be fairly grainy and watery. Oh well.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft served as Red Brick Laughing Skull: Weak cherry nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Weak malt flavor, nothing fruity. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Alcohol slightly noticeable, which isnít surprising since there is little to hide it. Weak.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet toasty malt and light hops. Dry toasty malt flavor with tea-like hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.


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