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RATINGS: 353   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (770) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours hazy crimson with no head to speak of. Flavor is malty and sweet. Light spicing also noted. Fairly heavy beer but not overly alcoholic. Finishes malty. Decent but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with light khaki head. Nose has citrus, toast and very mild pine. Flavor is rich malt toastiness exceeded by wonderfully bitter and woody hoppiness. Finish is warm, slightly earthy with bitterness lasting in the cheeks. This beer is wonderful in its simplicity - my choice when I am snowed in.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Another solid odell beer...many better in this style but this has good flavor with a malty base...i like enjoying this one once a year.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Pour is deep amber and almost brown in color. Slight caramel and and dust. Flavor is slight dark fruits, caramel, and more dust. It tastes much better than the aroma. Loads of lacing in the glass. Not really as enjoyable as iíd hoped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Toasty, toffee, sweet malt aroma. Caramel, sweet, bread crust, and toasted malt flavor. A little fruity. Spices are in the aroma and flavor, but not a ton--probably just about right. Maybe allspice and cinnamon?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with thin off-white head. Aroma: Rich caramel malts, very spicy English hops, and a light fruitiness. Fairly dry aroma. Taste: Just lightly sweet malt body with caramel, dark fruit and a touch of tea. Very spicy, floral and citrusy English hops are used to great effect on the finish. While not particularly bitter, the hop profile suggests it is higher than the listed 29 IBUs. Palate: Moderate carbonation, smooth medium to full body, very dry finish. Overall: Quite simply, this is one of the best traditional English-style Ales I have had. Drinkable, full flavored and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2012
Tap sample at the brewery. Clear copper color with a small white head. Spicy nose - clove, allspice, cinnamon and caramel malt. Juicy malt flavors, lo bitterness, cookies and biscuits. Medium bodied, creamy, nice but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Pours a deep amber color with a very small reamy white head which did not hang around very long. There really isnít much in the way of aroma. Smells of bread and perhaps a touch of alcohol. There really wasnít much in the way of flavor. It was served so cold I couldnít really pick much up. Will need to revisit this beer at a later time. What I did pick up on was all rather light with very mild flavors of nuts and toffee. Really not much else going on here. Overall, this isnít really anything too exciting. Very middle of the road for craft beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (703) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Amber pour with a medium beige head, decent lacing. A pretty good mix of spices and hops. Average.


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