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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with white bubbles. Sweet malts and hedgerow berry hops in the nose. The taste is quite similar. Quite hoppy but with sweet malts. Woody. Hints of chocolate. A bit of iron in the mouth. Average and unconvincing.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Medium amber appearance with a creamy head. Nutty, a bit malty aroma. Great overall nutty, amber malty appearance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Clear orange with large-bubbled tan head. Smells of smoky nuts and wood, but also a little medicine. Very carbonated and spritzy, with a nutty flavor throughout, prickly on the tongue, and finishes with a roasted caramel and nuts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Copper red with an off-white foam. Aromas are toffee and lemon with rye and weetabix. Bready yeast and raisins with brown sugar. Flavours are toffee and yeast with biscuit and dry wheat. Lemon and roast malts with alcohol. Alcohol is a bit harsh. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle that my dad picked up for me in Glasgow. Consumed 02.01.11 Pours amber good clarity, smooth beer, not so rich or flavourful nonetheless a decent beer. A touch of citrus and caramel but aside from this I get little else, still it’s a pleasant sipper. A6 A5 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours clear copper with solid gold edges and thin off white head. Looks tasty. The aroma is a hodge podge of maltiness coming from crystal malts, mild lightly roasted malts and sweet malts followed by fruity notes. The taste is fruity ester dominated with raisins, prunes and apricots. Beyond midway a bit of roasted malts and crystal malts help bring the taste to closure.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6341) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pleasant amber ale. Something about it seems a bit lacking but im not sure what. Pleasant though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2008
courtsey of russpowell. Pours orange amber with light tan head. Aroma is malty and grainy. Taste, malty and floral hops. Light notes of caramel and light spices with the lingering hops. Dry finish. Very decent seasonal, easy to drink.


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