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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bolita was a type of lottery popular with the working class citizens of the Ybor City district of Tampa. Bolita means, ’little ball’ but profits from the illegal (and often rigged) game were anything but little. In the 1920’s Tampa native Charlie Wall was the undisputed kingpin of the Bolita racket.

Our Bolita is a Double Northern English-style brown ale that has a complex malt forward character with notes of chocolate, toffee and hints of roasted nuts in the finish. Bolita pairs well with Baklava, Big Band Music, Cool Evenings and robust cigars.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate and toffee notes, lacto berry notes, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 From bottle, RBSG08. Pours brown with a creamy off-white head. Dense malty and slight spiced aroma. Fruity and dense malty yet with a light yeasty touch in the flavour. Smooth yet also quite roasted and slight spiced. Rather sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry cocoa bean like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Beerlando. Pours a cloudy and opaque brown with an orange hue and a small off-white head. Sweet roast and burned caramel in the nose with a perfumy hop impression. Solid body, roasted malts and perfumy hops. Somewhat biscuity and toffeeish. Warming alcohol finish. Could’ve needed a little more hops for balance - gets a little sticky. 171210

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and nuts with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits, nuts and dried fruits with notes of hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Deep orangeish brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is funkyness, caramel, some wood as well as spices. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance. Quite interesting and rather different brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19334) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Bottled. Hazy dark brown, small head. Funky brett aroma. Mid sweet with some chocolate and caramel, clean rounded mouthfeel. Funky brett and alcohol are much more prominent than roasty malt. An unusual strong ale. Is the brett even intended?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bitter caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy dark red-brown beer. Biscuit coloured thin head. Soft dry palate. Sourish malt - pleasantly so. A little coca cola and subtle nuts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Brown color, cloudy, with creamy head. Strong aroma of chocolate, some malt, roasted nuts, and light dust. It has a good body strength, full mouthfeel, with strong chocolate flavor, some dark caramel, and average residual sweetness; a mild flavor of liquorice was unexpected; the bitterness is quite strong but well integrated. Overall it’s a powerful but well balanced beer. Nice, fat American Strong Ale.


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