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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 2, 2007
Clear dark amber with good rich head. Grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Hops dominate. Alcohol makes its presence right before the strong bitter finish. Medium to full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Taster at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. Red colored with a decent head. Strong hop aroma and flavor. Keeps a good brussels lace. Good balance for such a strong beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Dark red with a really nice tall dense light manila head. The aroma is citrusy and sweet. Bitterness surrounds a good malt back backbone, a bit of caramel. The body is a bit thin and does not carry the load to success. Still it is quite drinkable.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Courtesy of Bierkönig. [Amager – Mikkeller Brew session @ Amager Bryghus] Average fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Somewhat clear golden – amber color. Aroma of pineapple, apricot, peach, caramel, fruit. Over the palate citrus, grapefruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with good counter sweetness. Dry and bitter finish that lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21497) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31859) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Smalle but creamy and interesting looking and long lasting head, leaving nice curtains on the glass. Baautivul clear red brown body, Hops dominated relatively bitter aroma. Mild fruity and hoppy flavor which is not all too sharp. Low carbornation and a long bitter aftertaste. Simple but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2008
10 oz draft. aroma is very strawberry. flavor is not strawberry, but very good. complex and smooth, this could be a dangerous beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
POurs with a medium size head that quickly dissapates. Heady aroma of pine and lilac. Delicious biting palate, with a sweet hoppy backbone. Delciious beer.


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