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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a pretty, deep copper with a thin, creamy, beige head. Simple and fairly muted, the aroma is a front of toasted malt and a supporting note of earthy hops. Light to medium-bodied and slick with a dry and slightly astringent finish. Toasted, nutty malt and earthy hops are about all Iím able to pull from the flavor on this beer. Itís simple but well constructed and quite drinkable; another solid, quaffable brew from Odell Brewing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Aroma somewhat light,reminded me of a tea with a ginger stick it it, taste wa a rather harsh malty sweetness, no ginger in taste, hints of caramel, harshness probaly from hops,touch of alcohol,thanks KP

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12 oz bottle. Slightly malty and spiced aroma. Body mainly malty sweet with an English Strong Ale hop bite towards the end tossed with spice. Interesting the add nothing to this, yet the spice note is there. Decent, but fairly one dimensional.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours medium brown with a nice head. The aroma is quite sweet with some apple and spices. Definately some apple, a little spice, some citrus, and a touch of hops at the end. I enjoyed this beer last year but wasnít that impressed this time around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
The featured "beer of the month" in an airport restaurant in Denver, shared with my wife while eating burgers. Nicely malty, semi-sweet, with a subtle spiciness (ginger, nutmeg) in the finish. Very nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer on 12/3/2002. Color is a hazy amber with a good head. Aroma is a mild malt scent. Taste is light and fresh. Starting with a light to medium body that goes down crisp. Finish is a mild malt flavor with a fair hop bitterness on the end. Its not a very rich or bold winter brew but it is a nice drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (4193) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2007
I can taste that "English ale" musty taste. Almost like a heavy duty lager. Not too strong on the spices. Would like more of the European X-Mas spice. Not bad. But not up to Odellís standards.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
I was not very impressed by this beer. It had barely a whiff of hops, had a fair amount of malt character, a touch of sweetness, and a lot of rusty-tasting iron at the finish. If that sounds like a good time to you, by all means buy tons of this beer, but I was hardly taken with it. Appearance was beautiful; a nice copper red with abundant head. Aroma was non-existent. Flavor was definitely not outstanding...some maltiness, some sweetness, some rustiness, but nothing stands out. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and disappointing. I would not recommend this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clear dark ruby with some head. Nose has syrup tones with heavy malt edges and a sweet edge. Flavor is robust. Hops present, but not powerfully there. Sweet edge is present and is slightly syrupy on the tongue after it dissipates. Feel is smooth with a touch of bubble. Extremely drinkable. An excellent winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle, bonus beer from BeerandBlues2, thanks Brad. pours a dark amber with a short lived tan head, fading to spotty lacing. aroma is malty with some tea. flavor is pretty mild caramel malt, floral hops and some toast. easy drinking brew, not quite the winter warmer its advertised as being, but still decent.


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