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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a mostly clear reddish copper with a medium sized long lasting off white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus, earthy. Flavour is malty, caramel, medium bitterness, citrus, earthy, moderate sweetness, faint alcohol, and a somewhat dry finish. Good balance, not astringent and good malty Flavour!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1518) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a deep amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, pine, grapefruit and some sweet brown sugar to round it out. Big malty body of caramel and brown sugar balanced nicely with piney, citrusy hops with a smooth slick bitterness... I could drink these all summer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (121) - - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma is of caramel malts, bubblegum, peach, mango,pineapple, and booze. Taste is caramel, cola, toffee, then a hoppy bite with some pineapple and booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2231) - USA - JUN 25, 2015
Amber pour with a big, active head. This is an astringent and very hoppy red/amber ale, with some lager flavor. At first this is almost like a random blend one might together from a few open bottles at a beer tasting, but the flavor did grow on me. The aroma is lightly funky and sweet. It is Interesting on the palate, with notes of chili and wintergreen. This was not love at first taste, but it is a good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (257) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
25 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a thin, brief tan head. Heavy aroma of malt, caramel & hops. Medium-full body, taste is a good balance of malt and hops, a little sticky mouthfeel. The caramel stays with me on the swallow. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1681) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Beautiful clear ruby red amber. Great big malty, hoppy, balanced aroma. Bigger medium body. Good bittersweet. Nice big hop flavor balanced by excellent maltiness. Fruity. Pine. Caramel. Toffee. Big but rounded and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (684) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Big, bold malt, sweet, smooth hops, but strong pine taste. Very good, high level beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1470) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Caramel and toasty aroma. Spicy toasty malt taste. Bitter finish. Sweet up front. Tasty strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a deep clear ruby red with a foamy tan head. Aroma of rich malt and floral hops. Taste is smokey roasted malt with a slightly tart floral bitter finish. Finishes clean and crisp. Slight hint of dark cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (944) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 3/1-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy with caramel, grapefruit and pine needles, also some sweetness. The finish is dry, bitter and hoppy.


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