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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pleasant amber ale. Something about it seems a bit lacking but im not sure what. Pleasant though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Brown/amber pour. Big offwhite head. Aroma is toffee and light hops. Flavor has some caramel, hops and cardboard. Finishes weak. Not so memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle... GABF RB Tasting ’06... Cloudy orange ale with tons of small, black floaties and a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. The nose is of caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla and light diacetyl/butterscotch. Some butterscotch in the sweet flavor as well, along with caramel and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied and watery with moderate carbonation. Sweet, then astringent finish. Kudos to DenverLogan for sharing the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear amber with small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with light bready malt and lingering dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Re-rate. On tap at Trailhead Fort Collins. Burnt orange, clear appearance with a lasting frothy tan head. Aroma has biscuit, caramel, bread, and grass. Not overly assertive aroma. Moderately high bitterness. Moderate low sweetness. English ale yeast apparent in the flavor along with biscuit and minerals. A touch boozy. Some leaf / herbal hoppy notes. Not all that malty. I drink a few of these each year but it’s awfully boring and forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10454) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle @ hotelroom, Denver. Pours amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, brwon sugar. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, grassy notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. Fine beer. 200211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
Botella. Unclear amber. Toasty malty fruity herbal aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet toasty malty fruity flavour, dry, ok bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9684) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Tap at The Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN. Clear red amber pour with a clingy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and slightly pruny/fig/fruit. Medium palate. Taste is bready caramel malt almost exclusively - mild notes of fig. Nice brew.

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