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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Known at the brewery as Leinenkugel Special Ale, this beer is not sold under this name, but as a house brand at various restaurants and bars across the land.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Had this on draft in a pint glass at Montgomery Inn. This is one of those annoying house-labeled beers that you know is some cheap-ass mass produced thing that macro breweries allow restaurants to label themselves to trick dumb customers into thinking theyíre having something special. This one used to be called "Tedís Pail Ale" but now is labeled "Tedís Amber Ale" (which is honestly more accurate, based on the color of this pale ale), and itís always on at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse location. Iím not sure about the others, but I go to this place once a year for a company outing because I think itís grossly overrated. The beer itself pours a clear amber-gold with a small, lasting white head. Bready and biscuity and crackery malts surround a very mild hop bitterness, just faint citrus and grass. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a soft, malty, lightly bitter mouthfeel. Itís not bad, but dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1407) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Draft sold as "Home Rune Ale" at Nationals Stadium in Washington DC. Served in a plastic pint cup, deep reddish-copper color with off-white head. Aroma notes of faint caramel malt sweetness and light citrus hops. Taste adds toast with light pine hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, creamy with minimal pine/citrus finish. Just alright, a decent step above the average macro at a steep $10 ballgame price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (538) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft at Miller Park (costs a dollar more for 20 oz. than a 24 oz. regular domestic). Deep copper color with slight, faintly beige-colored, head; some lacing. Faint caramel aroma with a hint of corn. Caramel upfront with hints or corn. Slight piney hoppiness in the finish. Not a bad ballpark beer but nothing spectacular; not worth the extra buck when it's 4 oz. less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A nice looking beer with a distinctive after taste. Reminds of a light red/amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Red amber brew topped by off-white head. Roasted malt, biscuit & lightly floral aromas. Toasty bread, malt & slightly hoppy back end. Tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nothing special at all about this beer. I am pretty sure it was just called as it is. Forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Amber in color with an off white colored head. Medium, creamy body and slightly caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (356) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Brewed under the name "Bret Farveís Voo Doo Brew" this was served a light red/amber tapper with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was slightly sweet malts with a fruity/piney hop background. Taste was malty and smooth upfront with a light to moderate fruity/piney hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, not a bad brew. Interestingly enough the bar tender @ Bret Farveís Steakhouse told me the brew was essentially a mix of Lieneís Red and Original. It tasted like it too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at Montgomery Inn as Tedís Pail Ale. Pour brownish amber. Very thin head. Nose sweet malt, faint citrus hop. Macro sweet malt up front. Slight mineral mid palate. Sharp bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 On tap at Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati, under the name "Tedís Pail Ale". This glass looks smaller than a pint, and a lot of space where the head faded, probably only about 12-13oz. Clear orange color. Poured with an inch tall white head, that quickly fades to a thin bit. Only a couple, loose bits of lace, most doesnít stick. Lighter to medium body, softer carbonation, little bit of a rough texture. Lightly dry in the finish. Some light orange citrus to it, but a big lagery breadiness, definitely a macro leinenkugel feel to this. My mom took a sip, summed it up pretty nicely: "too mild", she said, and handed it back. Some light toastiness, light bitter taste, light sweet. Mild bite. Light caramel malts. OK, kind of macro-y light pale ale. No obvious flaws, just not what I prefer. It seems to taste this way intentionally. Not too difficult to wash food down with, thatís a plus. 5/3/5/3/12

I got suckered into rating this again at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest. It was labeled "Love is in the Ale", so I thought it was a new beer. Later realized it could only be the goddamn "Special Ale". F U and your deceptive marketing, Leinenkugel. Below is my new review: On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest 2015. Clear orange amber color. Bigger off-white bubbly head. Bready, kind of lagery, but clean malt. Some earthy, spicy hop. Definite good lighter bitterness, moderate sweet, and lighter must aroma. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Creamy texture. An alright, kind of hoppy amber aleÖ But the finish is kind of malty / musty sweet. Donít love that. 5/4/6/4/11 [Original scores kept unchanged]

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