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RATINGS: 1129   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14935) - 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)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2006
On tap at Collins Pub, Seattle. Russet colour with beige head. Rich red fruit and hop aroma. Lots of strawberry malt aroma, lots of grapefruit hop on finish. Lots of hop on aroma. Lovely richness. Great malt base to run the Impy hops over. Love it. Unsubtle but lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
35,5cl. bottle. Amber/copper with a creamy white head. Nicely hopped aroma - grapefruity/piney & a slight sweet malty note. Well balanced, soft & full bodied. Power fruity hoppy - but still pleasant in a nice way. Lasting bitter end. Good drinkability!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, flowers, caramel and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle at Ølbaren. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, high hoppy, resin, grassy, red berries, sweetness, roasted, bisquit, citrus, light flowery. High dryness. Very nice and very well brewed !!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14243) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle, 7.6%. Sweet caramelly hoppiness in aroma. Clear red copper colour, small white head. Caramelly tea flavour with a good sweetness and a little pepper. Aftertaste is slightly rough, but does well to cleanse palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13716) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 355ml
Amber color, small white head. Ryeish, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Berryish, ryiesh, heavy boozy flavor.Not so fresh either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13293) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Reddish-amber colour, bright. Big hoppy-chewy nose, light caramel. Moderate bitterness. Woody, toasty, hoppy character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12957) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Not fresh. 270811

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at DBA in NYC. Deep red, amber color, nice offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, lots of berries. Hops and berries in flavor. Grass, perfume, metal, some fruity notes.


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