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Known at the brewery as Leinenkugel Special Ale, this beer is not sold under this name, but as a house brand at various restaurants and bars across the land.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (675) - Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A nice looking beer with a distinctive after taste. Reminds of a light red/amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Red amber brew topped by off-white head. Roasted malt, biscuit & lightly floral aromas. Toasty bread, malt & slightly hoppy back end. Tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nothing special at all about this beer. I am pretty sure it was just called as it is. Forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Amber in color with an off white colored head. Medium, creamy body and slightly caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (333) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Brewed under the name "Bret Farveís Voo Doo Brew" this was served a light red/amber tapper with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was slightly sweet malts with a fruity/piney hop background. Taste was malty and smooth upfront with a light to moderate fruity/piney hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, not a bad brew. Interestingly enough the bar tender @ Bret Farveís Steakhouse told me the brew was essentially a mix of Lieneís Red and Original. It tasted like it too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at Montgomery Inn as Tedís Pail Ale. Pour brownish amber. Very thin head. Nose sweet malt, faint citrus hop. Macro sweet malt up front. Slight mineral mid palate. Sharp bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 On tap at Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati, under the name "Tedís Pail Ale". This glass looks smaller than a pint, and a lot of space where the head faded, probably only about 12-13oz. Clear orange color. Poured with an inch tall white head, that quickly fades to a thin bit. Only a couple, loose bits of lace, most doesnít stick. Lighter to medium body, softer carbonation, little bit of a rough texture. Lightly dry in the finish. Some light orange citrus to it, but a big lagery breadiness, definitely a macro leinenkugel feel to this. My mom took a sip, summed it up pretty nicely: "too mild", she said, and handed it back. Some light toastiness, light bitter taste, light sweet. Mild bite. Light caramel malts. OK, kind of macro-y light pale ale. No obvious flaws, just not what I prefer. It seems to taste this way intentionally. Not too difficult to wash food down with, thatís a plus. 5/3/5/3/12

I got suckered into rating this again at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest. It was labeled "Love is in the Ale", so I thought it was a new beer. Later realized it could only be the goddamn "Special Ale". F U and your deceptive marketing, Leinenkugel. Below is my new review: On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest 2015. Clear orange amber color. Bigger off-white bubbly head. Bready, kind of lagery, but clean malt. Some earthy, spicy hop. Definite good lighter bitterness, moderate sweet, and lighter must aroma. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Creamy texture. An alright, kind of hoppy amber aleÖ But the finish is kind of malty / musty sweet. Donít love that. 5/4/6/4/11 [Original scores kept unchanged]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz sample bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear amber with a finger of off white head. Aroma of light herbal hops and some light citrus. Taste is light nitter. Herbal and slight citrus with a strong caramel backbone. Medium bodied with a thicker than expected texture. Lively carbonation and a surprisingly long finish. Overall, pretty good. Probably the best beer made by leinie outside the big eddy series.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Small aroma with an attractive amber pour, mild taste with a lingering mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft: ***Had as the house beer "Cheeseburger In Paradise Island Ale"*** Clear, sparkling amber with a short, off-white head... Scent is caramel, fruity. Taste is more of the same.....tropical, but not contrived... Crisp, light, tasty...... Not bad at all....pairs well with the menu...good choice, Jimmy!

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