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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Clear copper with large off white short lasting head. Sweet hop juicy aroma with grapefruit notes. Flavor is hoppy with caramel and powerfull bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle @ Ølbaren. Clear red-brown colour. Lovely fruity pine hoppy aroma. The flavour has a very nice fruitiness with a pleasant bitterness, pineNand some caramel sweetness. Bitter fruity dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10163) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
Ølbaren 2008.03.11 - Thanks Ungstrup for buying med this one :) Copper-red with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has the typical Lagunitas profile in the choice of hops and malt. The flavour has sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, hops and a dry, grapefruit-like bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange, bread and a hint of wet cardboard. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bread, carmel, light citrus and earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle... Clear orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, pine, leather and an afterthought of gooey caramel. The flavor pretty well matches the nose. The fruit and candy are there along with medium to heavy bitterness and a pinch of salt. Full-bodied and astringent with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet, dry finish. Thanks to jimbowood for shipping me this bottle!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pretty ok beer. Amber pour, off white head. Citrus hops, floral hops, caramel malt. Flavor is malty but has a nice bite of hops. Some citrus notes and a hint of caramel. Not bad.


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