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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
Veyr nice, not so much like an amber in taste. Perhaps like a vienna is some features. NIce one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Amber colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. A nice toasted bready aroma. Taste is a big malt forward beer with just a hint of bitter in the end. Very good and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3228) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
New version of a beer that already existed before, apparently. Beautifully warm, deep copper colour, somewhere between orange and red, with some dead yeast bit floating around; medium, yellowish light beige, moussy head retaining well. Pleasant floral aroma of dried orange peel, tulips, pink grapefruit, sundried tomato, hazelnut oil, bourbon without the alcohol, biscuit, caramel, bell pepper, dry cookies, Parmigiano, persimmon, paprika powder, minerals. Taste begins fairly neutral, some dried fruits, restrainedly sweetish, minerally, medium carbonation, subtle sourish accent, nutty malt sweetness reminiscent of an Altbier, leading to a medium long finish of earthy and floral, only slightly citrussy hop bitterness; body is on the thin side even for a beer of this ABV. Still, a decent and refreshing session beer, I could drink this all day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (819) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2015
Nice cloudy brown color, small tan head. Caramel aroma, caramel and hoppy taste. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Watery-sh finish. Not bad.
(Pivoteka 0,33l bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2995) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Crystal clear orange-amber body, with a fine, bone-colored head. Decent lacing is left on the glass. Nice medium roasted malt aroma with suggestions of toasted bread and faint caramel. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavor: a bit more flavor than average for style. About equally bitter and sweet.
Earlier Rating: 3/10/2014 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewery in 2011 (from notes). Crystal clear orange, amber, with a small, near-white head. Nice medium toasted malt aroma. Some citrus hops appear upon tasting. Medium body with good carbonation. A tasty beer that could serve as a good introduction to craft brews.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3954) - - DEC 25, 2009
12oz bottle. back in tap and bottles. ABC has been busy lately. pours a clear burnt orange under a medium sized frothy white head. toasty, malty cereal aroma. a brightly carbonated palate with a light body. the flavors are of light bittering hops, a hint of toasted malt (peanuts) and a good bit of pale malt. finishes with a simple refreshing floral stamp. would go nice with a hearty meal. i am suddenly craving a burger with fresh red onions on top. this one really grew on me by the time i finished the bottle. i am upset i only bought a single and that i don’t have any ground beef around.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Nice blend of hop/malt flavoring. The color is somewhat typical of an amber ale. The flavor leans toward a red, with a nutty taste. Very dry. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bready maltys with traces of caramel and hints of piney hops. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head. Solid amber ale, malty with a solid hop backbone. Nothing too exciting though, but a nice session.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1456) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A: Pours a lighter shade of amber with a tall white head. Nice retention and lace. S: Hints of caramel, bread, and piney hops. A bit of something chemical or industrial as well. T: Caramel malt, light roast with hints of pine and a bit of grassy hops. M: Medium in body smooth. D: Okay amber nothing great.


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