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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Back from the dead and better than ever! Like a zombie that just won’t die, one of the South’s favorite craft beers is back. This newly reincarnated version of Laughing Skull is a full flavored amber ale with a crisp, clean finish that’s sure to clear out the cobwebs. So crack open a Skull! You’ll be glad you did.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear yellow-orange with a film and ring of off-white bubbles. Nose of melon, honey and caramel. Taste of caramel, light toastiness, citrus bitterness. Medium thin body with soft carbonation and a bitter linger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
So, to cut to the chase, I sum this one up with the sentence "not bad, but kinda plain". Details? you want details? OK, sure - caramel, toffee in the nose, caramel and toffee in the flavor, a little bit of hoppiness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5304) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light sour caramel malt. Caramel malt with a light citrus/earthy bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. An ok drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft at zekes. Medium amber, pretty tight head. The aroma is clean and balanced and has a nice fresh wort character. The body is light and so it's very drinkable. But also thin. Other than that, the malt flavors are nice and it's not sweet at all without being hoppy, it's basically crisp and clean ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
From my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that produced a little lacing. The aroma was lightly bitter with notes of citrus and honey. The flavor was citrus, honey, nut, bread and vanilla. The finish was medium length bitter lemon and honey. Medium body. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Pale orange-tan with a steady, frothy head. Dry cherry amber malt and piny citrus hop aroma. A pretty respectable Amber Ale. Solid hop backbone shows. Subtle vanilla tones, not unlike Dead Guy. On the fuller side of medium bodied. OK, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4565) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to Tony from OTH for the share. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is some malt with a decent amount of hops, some bready malt, and bitterness. Flavor is similar. Solid amber... good starter, wears its heart on its sleeve.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Bready malt and caramel with sweet finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4505) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4451) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. The first official pint of Atlanta Brewing’s revived and reformulated Laughing Skull poured at this location from a handle-less ta. It’s been more than a few years since we’ve 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.


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