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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2006
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body with large beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, pine -- much more bitter than the IBUs suggest. Medium body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Citrus and malt aroma. Deep reddish amber color. Creamy hoppy taste, finishing with a rough bitter character. Must be a lot of malt to have some lingering sweetness side by side with the bitterness. Bittersweet. Works for me. The hops linger on the tongue, and the light citrus persists. A touch of astringency. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at DBA in NYC. Deep red, amber color, nice offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, lots of berries. Hops and berries in flavor. Grass, perfume, metal, some fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with medium beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Beautiful dark copper colour with a tan head leaving som lace. Sweet American hop aroma, mostly on the peach and pine side. There is a hint of a sweet malty amber ale flavour, but soon enough it hits you in the head with a wonderful big and bitter hop flavour! Pine and peach all over the mouth and with a bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Yummy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Ølbaren, Cph. Pours a deep red with a small film head. Aroma has lots of American hoppiness as well as a light fruity edge and weak pine notes. Light caramel peeps through as well. Nice mouthfeel with lots of dryness. Great flavour, sweet caramel at first, then biscuit and maltiness before ending on a powerful dry hoppy note. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and red color. Aroma is crisp citrus hops-sweet. Taste is crisp citrus hops-bitter, sweet malt. OK carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, hop,, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, hop, fruit, malt, alcohol. Bitter finish. Too much bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy copper with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toffee sour citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium smooth malty finish of long duration. Solid drinkable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10920) - 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.


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