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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (871) - Nibe, - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Red amber with medium dense white head. Aroma brutal hoppy wit grape notes. Taste bitter and quite hopp dominated, grape and some malty sweetness in the body. Too aggressive and brutal for me.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
I would say this is a no-joke imperial red. It is loaded with caramel and some bittersweet elements. Nicely subdued heavy-hitter. Serving: 22oz bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber (brewed in Chicago) pours a clear reddish amber with moderate, airy off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has pine resin, citrus, and musty malts. Flavor is bitter with toffee sweetness in the middle. Body is medium to full with noticeable carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Worth trying again, especially at this price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (412) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a dark red into Guinness pint glass. Spicy nose with a huge musty malt profile. It is a bit complex in the nose… I get some fruity and herbal notes. The flavor has that spicy traditional stong hop presence. Sweet with roasted and bread notes. Its a nice blend of complex flavors. Will buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3261) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours reddish with a medium off white head. Good head retention, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Some caramel and toffee malt. Flavor is bitter with a sweet malt back bone. Strong hop bitterness, specifically pine and citrus. Velvety texture, full bodied. Finishes with some sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a amber color with a bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is pine and resin with a decent malty backbone. Caramel and some fruityness aswell. Taste is malty with a well balanced bitterness. Notes of pine and spruce. Medium-full body with medium co2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small airy head. Aroma is nice roasted malt with grain and kandi. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, bread, kandi and oak, as well as nice fruity hops with peaches and orange peel giving a lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
nice full broomstraw malt flavor with lighter citrus. scratchy butterscotch flavor and mouthfeel with a caramel smoothness. some sweetness and pine in the mix.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (227) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a slightly tanned head. Aroma has lots of floral hops with caramel. It has a full body, a bit spicy. Hops has pine and florals. Ther is also some coffee.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
30th April 2014
Hotel room rate. Hazy amber beer, good fluffy pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Caramelly malt, little oxidised. Dried fruits. Tangy finish. Think Kihosk have sold me an old one here, can scarcely believe this is Lagunitas.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12428) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 355ml
Amber color, small white head. Ryeish, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Berryish, ryiesh, heavy boozy flavor.Not so fresh either.


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