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RATINGS: 1093   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen]. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, pine, grape. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110308)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
16 fl oz bottle, thanks to thewolf. Pours golden and clear orange with a little head. Dried fruity and hoppy aroma. Flavour is pine, dry hops and a light note of fruity hops. Mild caramel maltbase mixed with a solid bitterness. Nice lingering fruity and hoppy flavour into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29797) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
Draft at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. A hazy brown beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of berries and citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, hops, fruit, and berries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Bierkönig. Clear, amber golden with a dense, creamy, beige head that leaves quite some lacework. Sweetish aroma of caramel and peaches from the aroma hops. Medium-bodied with fairly sweet caramel with a dry, hoppy finish from the aroma hops. 120108

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with an off white head. Hopy aroma of pine needles with fruity notes. Flavour of caramel, malts, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19925) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear amber, creamy head. Concentrated tropical fruit, citrus and caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and solid, well rounded mouthfeel. Sugar, tropical and caramel. Long bitter finish. Packed with flavour, but on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty hoppy and slightly piney aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor flavor with some hints of pine needles. Sweetish malty finish with a dry hoppy bitter aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16086) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
30th April 2014
Hotel room rate. Hazy amber beer, good fluffy pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Caramelly malt, little oxidised. Dried fruits. Tangy finish. Think Kihosk have sold me an old one here, can scarcely believe this is Lagunitas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
Draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago
Amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, with toffee and resiny hop. Good body strength, round mouthfeel, malty flavor, with caramel, toffee and a strong hopping, a bit fruity and resiny. Mellow Strong Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle at Chris o’s…bright red,huge american hops banana,sweet juicy very hoppy lots of resins. little bitter. quite suger sweet but hop hop hops


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