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RATINGS: 332   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Nice reddish color with a soft carbonated head. Pine, earthy sharp fruit notes in the aroma. Plethora of flavors, dark fruits, malty, spices almost like eating a fruit cake but better. Soft and dry but somewhat creamy. Finishes tangy and dry with a liitle hop bite. give me more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Sweet aftertaste, slightly bitter. Not much stands out. I didnt feel warmer after this beer, and frankly, I wouldnt want to be isolated with only a case of this piss.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a very thin head. Roasted malts and sweeter notes on the palate. Coffee and chocolate, thick and intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown beverage with a small frothy white head that was mostly diminishing but it managed to leave some lacing on the glass The aroma had a huge hop component with a lesser, but significant malt contingent, nicely balanced. There were contributions of grasses, floral hops, and dark, dried fruit. It reminded me of a barleywine. The body was full with a soft carbonation and a creamy smooth texture. The flavor started out medium sweet with the flavors of sherry and plums. The finish was medium-long with the sweetness lasting throughout and a nice alcohol warmth at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2004
12oz bottle...bottled on 10.13.04 Brazen...tan head, lacing. Malty, nuts, dough, biscuits, chocolate. Alright, but the finish is a bit sharp and biting. Maltiness is there, just wish the hops could have been done better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. A- Malts, caramel, bread, grains. A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Malty, subtle hops, roasty, earthy, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Definitely got more disappointing as it warmed. Not a lot of depth and really malty. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (569) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Red orange with a thin white cap. Caramel, herbal hops, mineral water and bread. Taste is lightly sweet with a dry plantlike bitterness. Body is lighter with a fizzy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle from trade with BeerandBlues2. Pours a copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt, nuts and caramel. Has slight hop flavor with a roasted nut taste. Finish is lightly bitter with a woody astringent presence. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
pours an amber color with a nice fluffy head. aroma is toasted malt and piney hops. flavor is the same as aroma but a bit stronger. probably the most hoppy viena i have had which i like being a hop head and all. has some nice lacing and overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
My next door neighbor gave me a bottle of this to try. Very very enjoyable brew!!! Maltly and aromatic and bottom line tastes great!!! Full bodied with lots of gravity in every sip. O’Dell doesn’t make an inferrior beer. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys this style of ale.

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