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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sine90 (56) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
red, hazy, frothy, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, caramel, bread,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1936) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
This pours an amber-walnut into the glass, with a thick soapy eggshell head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of fresh pine needles and pine resin. A sweet, malty backbone with citrus overtones is balanced nicely by a spruce-pine hop bitter finish. Integration, substance and complexity are key here, combined with a semi-active, full-bodied palate with a resinous mouthfeel. I love the nature presence of fresh pine and spruce needles without having to masquerade as an IPA. Very well composed, and a great imperial red.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours from bomber a copper/ruby with substantial off-white head. Aroma of rich caramelly malt, with lots of floral and citrus hops bursting through. Flavour of herbalness, grassy, hoppy - a bit of malty grain and a swelling hop bitterness is cut but a sudden surge of chewy sweet malt, bringing with it a wonderful finish of strawberries and cherries with a hint of caramel. Fantastic beer!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (531) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Bomber från Bolaget. Rödbrun vätska med smutsvitt skum. Grumlig av jästfällning. Doftar bra av mustig humle, kraftig maltbas, röda bär. Bärsötma och humlebeska möts på ett bra sätt, men någonting slår fel i eftersmaken i en oskön bitterhet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On draft poured into a pint glass..amber pour with fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,citrus,pine,florals..sweet,sticky,hoppy taste..like a cross between an amber ale and an ipa..very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
The beer pours a dark copper color with a medium head. The aroma has some toffee and pine. Taste is pretty sweet like malt followed by some pine and citrus. Long finish with a smooth taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours amber with ruby highlights. The thin ivory head is fleeting. Big hoppy citrus aroma. The flavor is well balanced, sweet and malty with a citrus and resinous hop bite. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very drinkable. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1040) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Tap. Dark red Poe with a nice tanned head. Pine, apples, citrus, spice, barley wine. Full body. Long alcoholic finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2555) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap at Stags Head. pours reddish with fine leggy head. nose is piney and sweet caramel. tastes of red fruits, apples, resin, pine, some grapefruit, caramel, and malty sweetness. touch of booze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffbigD (106) - - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a deep reddish orange with minimal head. A smooth taste of citrus with a nice blend of hops. Overall a good ale.


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