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RATINGS: 1038   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Peachy red appearance. Mild toffee caramel aromas, light to slight hops of citrus pine Dry woody toffee caramel. Citrus some pine too. Citrus toffee dominated flavor.Somewhat oddly average or so for Lagunitas. Having a better bottle of this I uprated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1104) - Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Nice head. I really like this. Heavy on malt build, but not sweet. Really well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear amber, creamy head. Concentrated tropical fruit, citrus and caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and solid, well rounded mouthfeel. Sugar, tropical and caramel. Long bitter finish. Packed with flavour, but on the sweet side.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (1499) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Wonderful aromas of tropical fruits. Lovely fruity taste with hints of flowers. Bitterness is under me perfectly balanced. The aftertaste fills the mouth a long time. Easy to drink and not too bitter. Simply a beer for me. Love it! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy red liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, toffee, bread, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of toffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest. Taste is of tropical fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hops up front with a malt finish. A medium amount of bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
A clear dark golden color with a smattering of off white head. Smells of grassy, celery, herbal. Briney, crisp clean hops, a small a mount of caramel malt. Average drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (618) - - OCT 10, 2014
2014 bottle. Clear dark amber color with an off white head. Strong clean herbal, grassy smell. Taste is slightly sweet malt with a fresh herbal and grassy bitterness. Very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (299) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar stort humligt. Kraftig humlearomatisk smak. Riktigt kraftig

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (206) - - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber body with a thin head. Hoppy aroma. Rich hoppy taste with a nice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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