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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Prelude Special Ale is full-bodied in the true English Style. It’s a rich and nutty ale with a hoppy finish and an inviting deep amber hue. Available November-December.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2004
So this is a bottle thats a year old, and Im currently pissed at it because it was so fucking fizzy that half overflowed into my lap. Very malty aroma, lots of sweet brown sugar with some caramel in there as well. I might smell a tad of cinnamon in there. Perhaps some sour fruits as well. Mildly hazy gorgeous garnet ruby color with an aforementioned bastardly huge off-white head. Kind of watery funky rubber taste to start. Finishes with a battle of hops and roasted chocolate malts and it just cannot make up its mind. This beer is meandering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Appearance: the color’s a darker shade of crimson, and the head, though small, is solid and rests languidly, though perseseveredly, creamy in color. Aroma: interestingly, starts out orangey, then with my next whiff I came away with nothing but sour green apples, really sour, jolly rancher sour, and still a neat balance of sweetness. Taste: great blitz of hops at first, that’s easily contained, then overwhelmed by fantastic, delicious maltiness, that totally dominates from there on out. Rich, tasty, thoroughly fruity (cherries, and grapes, and berries, ringing through the palate), very sweet, without coming close to too-much-so, and thoroughly refreshing, with the significant alcohol content becoming more evident as we empty the glass. This is nearly an ideal winter warmer. Very approachable, constantly rewarding, and eternally delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Had a bomber in the back of the ol’ beer fridge that I had forgot about since the Holidays. Pours reddish-mahogany hue with a fairly persistant off-white head. Attractive dark fruit and caramel aromas dominate. Palate is smooth, but seems a bit thin for a winter brew. Flavors of fig, raisin, caramel and sweet crystal malts; tasty, but all a bit reserved. Alcohol never really shows up. A somewhat surprising slightly bitter hop finish sneaks in. Good, but not in the same league as their Longfellow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Nice deep dark color with reddish tinges. Nice malty, earthy aroma when breathed in. Sweet fruity intermingled with nuttyness. A delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Dark clear red/mahogany with a small bit of off-white lacing. Dark fruit aroma... maybe blueberry and perhaps vinous. Tastes of nutty fruit. Sour hops in the finish. Warming body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Deep copper in color with a small white lacing around the rim.Aroma is malty, hoppy,with fruit and yeast coming through as well. Thin body with a bitter start that ends sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Tis the Season...it’s still Xmas rite? Appearance: Dark Molasses hue with a large full inch off white head....which settles to a nice cm layering Smell: Red wine and Bourbon Malts...nutmeg Tatste: similar to the smell uprfont ...man as this warms it just really shows some great depth....its more complex than my initial though...sweet honey hops...suttle molasses notes....various dark fruits ...hmm... hints of nutmeg and cloves as well..great smoothness....highly drinkable Notes: Just a great offering...yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 15, 2004
I had one 22oz. of this guy and I was feeling pretty good. The taste of this beer has a little bit of a kick to it due to the high alcohol content. It's a decent beer if your into getting a buzz and tasting the alcohol more so than other beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Sweet caramel malt aroma, very little head with no lacing. Very lovely chestnut appearance. Fruity ringwood flavor, nicely crisp, with a good hop balance. Luscious on the tongue. Nothing outstanding going on but a nice drinker. Thanks to Yankeeheel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Bottle: mixed flavors in the aroma. Color was good but i was surprised at the dry finish.

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