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RATINGS: 1038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2678) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Just what I like best from Lagunitas. Dark amber / brown pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is full of hops, citrus, and pine. Taste is even more hoppy with tones of citrus, pine, malt, and floral tones. Well balanaced and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2006
Big citrus hops aroma, some fine malt too, clear orange, with a nice creamy custard head. Flavour starts with a high hops punch, plenty of good malt to back it up. Full bodied, bitter and bold. Fabulous! Thanks R!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Ruddy, reddish copper body with a beige head. Sweet, hoppy aroma with grassy, floral notes and some sweet malts. More hops in the flavor with a nice crisp bitterness and a very mellow aftertaste. Nice, crisp mouthfeel. Well balanced, not too bitter or sweet, good carbonation. A nice balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Re-rate 9/23/07: Draught at Charlie’s Ale House, Wheaton, IL. Even better than I remember. Wonderful balance. A near perfect brew. Clean lines and glassware didn’t hurt. As the 1st beer of the evening and with bevy of other options to choose from, I struggled with the decision to go with something else for the 2nd beer (which I did: Spaten Oktoberfest). Underrated. 8/2/06: Bottle. Some malt in the nose and some hop. Sweet, molassesy arona. Reddish amber body with an off-white head. Messy, sloppy lace. Creamy, with some hops. Well balanced. Excellent. Low alcohol for an "imperial" brew, but enough to provide some body. Well done. Ar 7, Ap 4, Fl 8, Pal 5, Ov 17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
650ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Larry Pitonka, thanks Andre. Golden-orange-amber in colour, long lasting beige head, great lacing. The aroma has lots of citrus hops, caramel malt sweetness, bready, sunfower seeds. The flavour yields a generous amount of caramel malts sweetness, citrus (mainly lemons), thick and chewy. Heavy bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. The finish is quite long with a nice bitterness. Very refreshing and drinkable, excellent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Rusty red color, off-white head. Light citrus aroma, some malt and herbal notes. Taste has light citrus also, malty toasted biscuit. A little thin and fizzy, but a good random beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2006
another bomber, one of nine, from Saarlander, thanks Aaron. a rich, robust deep amber with an off white head. good caramel malt and hop aroma and flavor. nice balance to this one. very enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 22 oz. bottle- color of light mahogany , with a light off white head - nose of piney hopps , earthy , malty , tar / resin , and light citrus – taste of grapefruit , malts , tar , hopps and resin - body medium carbonation , and earthy– aftertaste of resin , hopps and light citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Wow what a winner. Beautiful reddish color, sweet malty body with a backbone that stands up to the high dosage of hops. Not a lot of hop aroma, but a good wallop of flavor and enough bitterness to keep you wanting more. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours a nice copper, sweet aroma. Good flavor, but it didn’t quite have the full punch of Arrogant Bastard. Solid beer, I feel like it is bordering on great but doesn’t quite get there.

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