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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2001
Amber colour; Remarkably toasty nose. Very toasty palate, with a hop jam spread over top for a cedary bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle from Brewforia. Pours copper with a 2 finger creamy off-white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate and a litlle fruity hop. Med body. Flavor is mildly chocolate, nutty and has touches of pine and citrus. More malt than anything. Finishes almost dry. Nut oil coats mouth. At least that what it feels like. Sturdy and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle poured a clear copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carme l, toasted malt, light toffee and light spiuce. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, toffee and light spice with a smooth malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 (Draught) Pours a orangish color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and spices. Flavor of fruits and winter spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12401) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11810) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
clear brown, smooth white head. flowery hoppy aroma, dry malty balance. overall a mild aroma. flavor is very deliciously combining dry malty, dry caramelly and bitter hoppy notes. slighlty flowery and herbal spicy but in a good way

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottled, 2006. Pours a clear amber with a small fizzy light brown head, diminishing, with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, grain), caramel roasted and nutty notes, light hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (sweat, horse blanket, cheese) with notes of pear, butterscotch, smoke, corn/cabbage and rotten eggs. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness with mineral tones. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and a chalky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11561) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle at the Draft House Northcote. It pours clear woody-amber, with a thin white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is subtle: wood, bread, caramel and red grape. The taste is nut, caramel, wood, hay and grass. It has a decent balance and a woody-bitter finish. Simple and fairly inoffensive.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deep orange / amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, nutty, caramel, and light citrus. Tastes of caramel, toffee, citrus, lightly spiced and brown sugar.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Acquired via trade. I'm not sure if I would want to be isolated in a snow-covered log cabin for any great length of time with only this beer, but it's not too bad. Pours a standard amber color with a medium light tan head. Thin but sticky lacing. Aroma is spicy and sweet, with faint hops. Flavor contains malt and spices, but neither in good quantity. Sweet finish but it falls flat toward the end. I think a boost to the ABV would help this beer a bit.


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