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RATINGS: 897   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours tawny with amber tinge, tan head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and citrus-floral hops. Flavor is same with hops superseding. Another good one from lagunitas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (677) - 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 (854) - 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 (2192) - 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 (220) - 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 (14304) - , 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 (12333) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen
Aroma is sweet with malty tones and resin. Flavour is sweet with strong resiny tones, malt and caramel. Too sweet & heavy and not that drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
355 ml bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen.
Pours clear mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of resinous hops, caramel malts, some pine needles and some hay. Flavor of resin, hops, mild bready notes, caramel malts and some pine. Somewhat sweetish syrupy sticky palate, alcohol well hidden. A bit out-dated sadly.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3614) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
355ml bottle

Pours reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of aged fruity hops, caramely malts, toffee and syrup. Taste is sweet, sticky and caramely with toffee and syrup. Finish is caramely and sweet with sticky caramel and syrup. Doesn’t feel very fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5946) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark red colour with a small head. Aroma of herbs, red fruit marmalade and sugar. Flavour of toasted malts, sugar, red berries, some herbal notes and sweet marmalade notes. Again, metallic notes in the flavour. Medium bodied and a sweet, toasty, malted finish. Feels raw.


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