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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle from Saarlander. Lots of caramel malt--heavy aroma. Dark golden brown with red highlights. Medium to full palate. Hoppy up front, but that quickly fades into a malt flavor that is strong. Nice caramel flavor with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
Bottle. Bomber. Clear, copper-colored beer with a beige head. Hoppy flavor with beef-stock, malt, some sweetness and caramel. There’s hops, alcohol, malt, sweetness and beefstock in the flavor. Quite bitter in the mouth, with malt and hops to finish it off. A nice beer, but there’s too much hops to balance it. (070413)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
Very heavy malt in the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a medium off white head.The flavor is big malt,vanilla and some nice hops as well.Full mouthfeel with a huge malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
I like this beer but I suppose I was expecting something with a bit more malt. Very strongly hopped on the finish with a fairly medium body. Slight carmel right at the beginning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrededBrethren (10) - Palm, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
Honey-like alcohol sweetness and a moderate citrus hop aroma. Copper in color with a long-lasting off-white head. Initial taste was aggressively bitter, but upon second taste the hop bitterness blended very nicely with the low caramel malt flavor and citrusy hop bouquet. A piney hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Nice Red. Medium-bodied and hopped like it should.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
22oz bomber @ Coles, Buffalo NY. Reddish-copper. caramel malts well balanced with hops. Well done red

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2007
Copper Colored with White Head. Alot of Caramel Malt with Fruit and Hops. Medium Mouthfeel. Nice Carbonation. Alot of Almost Chewy Caramel, Dried Fruits..Nice Balancing Hops. Dry Crisp Finish. Nice Strong Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle, split with NachlamSie. Pours a hazy, yet ruby red color with a medium beige head. Leaves a lot of sticky lacing when swirled. Aroma is a wonderful hop bouquet, lots of citrus fruits, common for a California hop bomb. Flavor is a bit more restrained, the more lemony notes come through, along with some caramel. Finishes bitter, but still more restrained than most hop bombs. Probably a good introductory beer into massively hopped beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2917) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2007
bottle split with Muenster. Pours red. Yep. Nice white head on top. The nose is pretty hoppy, typical Lagunitas style. Dense caramel and some peat comes out in the nose along with pine and citrus. The flavor was more on the lemony side of things than I was expecting. Very citrusy with pretty good sticky, biscuity malts to balance. This isn’t quite the typical beefed up American red ale, but it’s definitely identifiable as such and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours rusty red with tight, satisfactory cream-colored head. The aroma is toasty with hints of banana, lemon creme, and pine. The flavor is very piney with some toasty malts. Earthy bitterness comes out in the finish and leaves a tingly aftertaste. Decent.

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