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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
appearance: very clear copper color with a beige head, the head pours pretty big but settles into a smaller head that retains nicely aroma: caramel, malty, honey, butter, pretty sweet, grapes even taste: strong malt throughout, some hop bitterness is in there too, kind of sweet and very smooth palate: lots of froth which i wasn’t expecting but I like, average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste overall: awesome mouthfeel on this one, I’m impressed with the execution of this style (malty), would be a good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a reddish amber color. Notes of dirt, brown sugar, stale hops, and figs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small head, slightly off-white head, good lacing, cloudy copper-red color. Aroma: nutty, caramel, fruit (cherries), slight hoppy resin, hay. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, brief finish. Taste: good balance of bitterness and sweetness up front and through taste, light sour finish. Overall, very well balanced beer that is pretty bold with hops and malts; really enjoyable and unique, but not anything to die for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
I’m generally weary of winter seasonals because it seems like there’s always an abundance of “spices” and other bullshit I don’t like. This is a very straight-forward english-style ale with a smooth hoppy finish. Doesn’t taste like cinnamon or coriander or pumpkin or any of that horrible shit that seems to come with cold weather. Watch the review in real time: http://teamchug.com/odell_isolation_ale_review/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear copper with a nice soapy tight off white head that settles to a thin soapy film. Aroma has English malt some herbal hops a faint fig raisin. Taste has nice spice that reminds me of the holidays along with plenty of English malt and subtle fruit like fig plum hidden throughout. Palate is medium with a sticky chalky finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElectroMod (126) - - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle bought from Beermoth Manchester. Pours a clear brown/red colour with a thin but long lasting head. Aroma is dominated by caramel but there’s definitely citrus hiding in the back. Taste is sweet, caramel and malty with a tickling of floral hoppiness to boot. Not exactly a winter warmer but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with corky character, floral hops. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with grassy floral hops, more British, treacle,, OK. On tap at Filmbar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Type: Draft Glass: Pint glass From: Old Chicago in Boise, Idaho Price: N/A Purchased: Dec. 17, 2013 Consumed: Dec. 17, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured an auburn murky color with 1-to-2 fingers (when I got it) of white head. Layered spider web lacing. Below average retention. Smelled caramel red malts, toffee, smooth spices, Rye hops and iced tea. Not much like a winter warmer. Tasted amber malts, iced tea, caramel, toffee, toasted nuts and slightly bitter. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. A pretty good beer, although I wouldn’t exactly call it a winter warmer. Tasty though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 25, 2013
Probably my least favorite Odell’s brew. Not a lot going on for me. Amber color, slight caramel. Not enough hops for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2013
355ml bottle from Redmonds. Copper ruby pour, frothy, thin off white head. Musty, toasted malt nose, Classic English bitter aroma. Fruity notes. Flavour is fairly robust - big estery, stewed fruits, quite highly carbonated. Decent body. Short finish, as per the style. Very true to style, a nice example.

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