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RATINGS: 325   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.

Huhzubendah's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
The beer is copper hued with a half inch of off white head. Teeming with effervescence. The aroma offers malt, grain, a hint of fruit, subtle sweetness and spice. Rather mild scent overall. The flavor is bready and sweet. Odd finish. A bit harsh and getting worse with every drink. Ut oh. Not really what comes to mind when I think of a winter warmer. Bland, unexciting, and forgetful. C’mon man.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (430) - - NOV 22, 2014
Julie says well it is okay there is a touch of non hoppy air freshener at the end. It is okay. She gives a 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Light aroma of caramel malt and hops. Taste is good with caramel, vanilla and grass. Nice palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (368) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle pours a beautiful red-mahogany color with a huge, persistent, rootbeer float head. Caramel malt, earthy low hop profile on the nose. Palate is English malts, ending in a mildly bitter finish. Overall, okay beer that’s far from great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (408) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft! Aroma is malty with some bitter. Appearance is brown with a creamy tan head. Taste is a bitter with some malt. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Really pretty mahogany pour, with a quickly dissipating creamy head. I didn't read the description before buying, so I was surprised by the lack of spice (or flavor, for that matter) in this "winter" beer. Great ever recent mouthfeel, but really understated flavor - slight woody notes, a little molasses, maybe, and slight malt. Really reminded me of something that you'd be served at a big chain brewpub in an airport. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12oz bottle 11/11/14 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-44° in English Pint-Pours amber with a huge off white head. Aroma of hops, malt, and spices. Taste of the same with hops and caramel on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
bottle to glass. overall; right for the style but was just ok. malty aroma - it says no spices but seemed like it did in aroma. malt with spruce/wood in taste. dry finish. ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Light sweetness. Malty and quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndresTM (319) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 24, 2014
Wildflowers, grassy hops, and some roasted grain in the aroma. Gradually, some molasses also begin to show up towards the end. Not as malty as I thought it would be, but interesting. The pour is mahogany with an off-white head and some lacing. The mouthfeel is medium to light, a bit oily, with restrained but adequate carbonation. The taste is bitter, with a bit sweetness and more lingering bitterness. There is some alcohol in the nose, not so much in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1111) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Really pretty clear mahogany pour with a dense lasting off white head. Aroma is dark toast, toffee, and herbal hops. Taste is toast, caramel, herbal and spicy hops with an herbal aftertaste. Medium body with a dry finish.

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