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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
From bottle to tulip. Beautiful looking reddish gold brown color. Aroma was spicy with hops. I am saying it is a good beer but not my style. I prefer IPAs and belgiums over an american ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2018) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Kveldens siste 2.påskedag på Mandag i annen: Ravfarge med off-white skum. Karamell, appelsinmarmelade og humler i skjønn forening. Laguntas skuffer aldri. Kunne gjerne blitt sittende med denne, men pliktene kaller i morgen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (422) - NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Amber, off-white head. Orange marmelade and dried fruits, with some bitternes in aroma. Much fuller taste, balanced with maltiness and sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear copper body with a white head. Tropical fruits and malts on the nose. Malty, salty flavors. Full bodied. Pungent and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with one finger head. Amber with all the hops you’d expect from Lagunitas. Mighty fine

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a clear amber hue with a nice, 1.5 finger, off white head that leaves tons of lacing on the way down. S- Deep and malty, notes of caramel with a hint of piney hops. T- Starts off very malty, light fruits and finishes with an assertive piney hop presence. M- Thick with a good amount of carbonation. D- There’s not a ton going on here and it really plays to this beers advantage. It does a few things and does them really well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Ruddy reddish brown pour with HUGE off white head that took several minutes to dissipate. Big chewy juicy hoppy nose with a slightly lesser but still very powerful bready caramel malt aroma. From the first sip, this is a classic example of a beer that is nice and fun in the beginning and becomes a chore by the end. Flavors are nice, but too much overall, and the balance is off which by the time that this ended was cloying and annoying. Still a nice one, but next time, I’ll limit it to one 12oz bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled 25JAN12 Pours a brown red with a finger of lighter caramel foam and some nice grainy lace. Smells of rich malts and some herbal hops - atypical for Lagunitas’s style, but welcome nonetheless. I like it as a traditional red ale. Medium sweetness countered with bitterness and some herbal notes juxtaposed with a slight bitter orange peel flavor. A little more bitter than I’d like. Medium bodied with moderate on hi carb and a dry finish. Decent beer, but nothing outstanding. Serving type: bottle 03-26-2012

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
# 3423 ersma: die brauerei hat immer ungewöhnliche und häufig sehr lange namen für ihre biere. rötlich-braun, recht klar. die verschäumung ist noch ok. der geruch ist süßlich, malzig mit viel karamell , aber auch leicht fruchtigen anflügen. der antrunk ist hopfenbetont, etwas bitter und süßlich-fruchtig. grapefruit, litschi, beeren. die mitte wird fruchtiger und herber, karamell im hintergrund. der abgang ist ausgewogen herb-süßlich. auch hier viel karamell. die flasche ist sehr ansehnlich. fazit: rundum überzeugendes red ale. ausgewogen intensiv. probierenswert. 10,12,11,11,13,11 - 11,15 - 18/

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4825) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
355 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.8%, OG 1072, IBU 54.2. Red (or reddish brown) colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant fruity (berries, dark dried fruits) and malty aroma with some caramel notes. The flavour is distinctly malty, again with some caramel notes, without being overly sweet. Fruity and resinous hops with a firm bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (300) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
coffe and floral aroma, appear clear and red without head. bitter and sweet taste. average carbonation


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