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RATINGS: 1125   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (452) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2015
really enjoyed this one...nose and mouth are hops ...caramel...and malt....very smooth....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Caramel, hops, citrus. One of my favorite reds. Starts smooth and gets sweeter as you go. Big and heavy drink full of flavor and life.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1446) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
@ Havregatan 150103. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Hoppy and caramely with fruity notes, grape fruits and pine needles, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter, hoppy and caramely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (19) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Beer tasted at havregatan 15 jorn69 place. Fruits and toffe. Very nice Beer with a tasty kick

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hockert (104) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours medium dark red brown with a offwhite head. Smells of apricots, caramel and pine. High bitterness, fruity. Feels like it would be better fresh in the USA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle, surprised I haven’t rated this before, I know I’ve had it several times, pours a dark clear amber red with a thick off white head and lots of lacing in the glass, the aroma has quite a bit of hops and citrus at first with the caramel and grain mixed in as well, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a finish of grain and malt, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
What a refreshing change of pace from the norm! This brew has got it all going for it! The pillowy, tan head, copper red hue in a tall tulip glass is wonderful. Aromas of resinous, piney hops, mild citrus and a hint of grapefruit. Some great, blended flavors going here! Very well balanced, mild malts, with a forward taste of hops bite. Nothing in this brew is overpowering in the aroma of flavors dept. All of the great beer aspects mingle perfectly in this brew. The palate only leaves you asking for more....super smooth, with a finish of some hops and citrus. Very refreshing! Looking forward to picking up another bottle of this soon! Like tomorrow!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
hippiemusic (54) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Not bad, not the greatest red ale. Nice color, decent aroma, ok taste. Wouldn’t probubly go for this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Visuoel (5) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Light an delicate aroma. Sweet and fudgy taste. Well balanced and not overly hoppy. The taste lingers and evolves with a splendid bitterness at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish color with a white head. Aroma was a nice strong hoppy aroma of pine, balanced with a lot of sweet malts. Flavor was quite hoppy, with a lot of bozzy sweet malt notes. Malty finish, with some resin.


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