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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Malt, raisin, flowery hops in the aroma. Malty sweet raisinny flavor with a hint of tartness, red berries, oily hops and grapefruit. This beer has a somewhat vinous chharacter with some tannines. Earthy aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Tap at Lagunitas. It pours clear orangey-amber, with a small white head. The nose is spice, leather, pine, wood varnish and leaf. The taste is pine, resin, hay, grass, leaf, spice, fruitiness and wood polish, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent, but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and red color. Aroma is crisp citrus hops-sweet. Taste is crisp citrus hops-bitter, sweet malt. OK carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear mahagony with a small, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting, good lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, warm bread), heavy hops (flowers, citrus, pine), light yeast (dough) with notes of brown sugar, candied fruit, and cloves. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a slight bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Ølbaren, Cph. Pours a deep red with a small film head. Aroma has lots of American hoppiness as well as a light fruity edge and weak pine notes. Light caramel peeps through as well. Nice mouthfeel with lots of dryness. Great flavour, sweet caramel at first, then biscuit and maltiness before ending on a powerful dry hoppy note. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle ca. 33cl from ølbutikken. no best before so i’ve got no idea if it is fresh or not. clear orange/red, thick small offwhite head. aroma is quite hoppy, very nicely hopped, underneath the hops i sense red fruits. marzipan, slight pine, slight flowers. supe aroma. as it warms up i get a slight dose of aged beer. flavor is hoppy, dark fruits. totally tasty and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Ruby red pour with a small off-white head that fades quickly to a ring around the glass. Big hops in the aroma. Very big. Resin, citrus, pine. Some earthy malts in the background. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, cassis and nuts with some lemon-citrus hops. Full bodied, smooth, with alcohol very subtle. A winner from Lagunitas!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Clear copper-amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, a cookie-ish note and piney and citric hops, slightly stale. Sweetish malty flavor with some caramel, toast, a biscuity touch, some decent hops, a bit citric and piney, and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured.Unclear. Dense light brown head. Sweetness, flowers, pine, light fruits, light caramel and grass in the aroma. Flavour of caramel, cocoa, liqourice, pine, flowers, light roast and grass. Quite intense. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Heavy bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/02/2012. This beer is a hazy amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of pine and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a sweet caramel aftertaste. Above average overall.


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