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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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We brewed this Special High Gravity Cream Ale in serious celebration of the return of the salubrious Spring... With the long dark days of the Season of Damp nearly behind us and the possibilities of a long languid Summer ahead.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle, 12 oz. Poured a burnt orange color, with a creamy, thick head, almost a nitro-sort of head. Aroma is of sweet hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is smooth but strong; some definite hoppy character shines through, but it is more than balanced by a big, malty body. Smooth on the palate; grassy spruce hops finish. Yum!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Thanks to Brian for this bottle. Smooth and biscuity. Nice stuff. Mellowed. Serving: Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qubert (62) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
12oz bottle: pours golden with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Flavor is the same with hops and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2010
amber with small white head. aroma of grapefruit and slight sugar. bitter backbone. more like an iipa. flavor is similar with a biscuity finish. slight hop death

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Cloudy golden pour with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet floral grass and hops. Taste is fruit malt mash and cream. Rated 8/10/08

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
07/2007: The appearance is a dark gold/light orange. Hazy with plenty of carbonation. Big fluffy 1.5 finger of head. Looks creamy and good. The aroma is sweet and fragrant flowery hops, but with also quite a bit extra. A sweet berry smell (cherry) as well as a hint of what seems like orange. Awesome. A little spicy Belgian tinge, but not the harshness that smell entails. Really delicious sweet hop flavor, with some pale malt added. Itís very sweet (in a great way) and summery, but manifested within the hops. There is a kick of alcohol flavor, as well as a surprisingly spicy aftertaste. Itís fizzy and bubbly, unusual for something so hoppy. Itís creamy and thick in the feel of the liquid. Itís a hoppy cream ale. Spicy, bubbly and fizzy. Quite a good drink when you can find it fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy StFun into a pint glass. The pour is cloudy yellow/orange with tiny floaties hanging around in there as well. The head is big, 3-finger, white, and quite fluffy and dense. The head sticks around for quite a bit as well. The aroma is fruity and malty and the flavor is the same. This really isnít too bad!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
One of the best cream ales around. Smooth and crisp - a perfect summer IPA alternative.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Lagunitas Sirius--A Hi-Gravity Cream Ale--Special Release--2008--12 oz. Bottle--7.00% ABV--40.63 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Cream Ale--Imperial--Dense lacy off white head. Clear rich bright amber gold color. Mild vanilla hop front. Rich mild sweet slightly earthy cloying malty caramel body. Smooth mild hop spice malty almost Red Ale end. Balanced malty brew. Nice. Sampled 4/24/2009. 6-Pack--$9.99.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From an old rating note. Bomber. Copper pour. Cream ale - good. Caramel, citrus and vanilla in the taste. good texture. Need to try again for a more thorough rating.


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