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RATINGS: 1115   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10962) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/18/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog I

clear red, thin head, big sweet carmel malt aroma followed by lots of citrus hops, light sweet malt flavor with just the right amount of hops, nice bitter finish, tasty but a bit too light
-------- /> Date: 10/22/2006
Mode: bottle
Words: Green’s

clear dark red, nice bit of lace, carmel sweetness, otherwise same as before
-------- /> Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: bottle
Words: Green’s

drink it good and cold and it is not as thick but still has the big hop flavor on a rich carmel malt base, best colder than warmer
-------- /> Date: 11/05/2006
Source: tasting

when warm it thins out and the alcohol shows up and ruins the party

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10649) - 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 (10480) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10308) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10286) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, 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!


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