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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is grain, toasted malts, and caramel. Taste is sweet with toasted malts and caramel with some hoppy flavors mixed in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (410) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
pours a dark amber color with an off white head. aroma is roasted malts. flavor is dark fruits, and deep roasted malts. nice all around, probably drink tons of this when it gets cold

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
uhclem (355) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap at Old Chicago as part of a mini tour. I like that they avoided spices. Still, it was a bit raw.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden amber with a nice off white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, and a bit of fruitiness. Flavors are sweet malt, fruits, and a decent hop finish. Medium bodied. I used to really like this beer, but either I or the beer have changed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003
nice strong winter ale, somewhat thick with hints of burnt hops,somewhat high alcohol content, try one this winter!!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
Aroma - malty, caramel, faint toffee; Appearance - amber, very thick fluffy head, excellent lacing; Taste - sweet malt front, heavy caramel, mild though still noticeable hop back, light finish for the style; Palate - silky smooth, good body; Overall - a classic no frills winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (307) - IRELAND - FEB 1, 2014
Pours cloudy deep amber, pillowy white head. Spice Nutty aroma, wood and mulch. Flavour is nuts, spice. Nice and smooth with mild bitterness. Not bad but won’t set the world on fire.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (274) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - 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.


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