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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
"This seasonal specialty is the perfect winter warmer.”

Prelude is a rich, nutty, full-bodied English ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.

First Brewed: December 1993
Available: November - December
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles, Goldings
Color: Deep Amber
IBUs: 47
OG: 1.070
ABV: 6.7%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pretty normal brew. Tastes like a pretty bland pale ale. Tan head, amber hue. Rather boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2012
A hazy red beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is nutty, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is vanilla, wood, and sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
355ml bottle. Pours a deep red/orange amber with a moderate creme brule head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is toffee malts and a little spice. Flavour is brown sugar and molasses malts with some nuttiness and hops on the finish. Palate is dry and creamy smooth. Overall, better than I was expecting. A solid winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Toffee and nutmeg nose. Clear tea, medium head, good lacing. Nutmeg and wood flavor within a tart malt base. Well balanced. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Lustrous amber body with gob-smackingly gorgeous red underpinning. Sweet candi aroma with cotton candy and pink bubblegum fluffing up as well. Cloying body with a multitude of candi variations. Off key saccharine and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
aroma is a bit odd, strong sweet somewhat artificial raisin syrup with banana, biscuits, and burnt sugar. flavor is sweet but dry. there’s a lot in here but it just seems a bit off. it’s really very dry and slightly astringent with a long burnt sugar finish and bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (481) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Poured a clear dark copper with some red tint. There was a tall foamy tan head that became more creamy as it reduced to about 1". The aroma had molasses and a bit of a red wine tartness. The beer was lightly on the dry side with a nice hop bite with some citrus notes coming through after the intial tasting. The middle is slightly fruity with a good bit of malt for balance. The finish is on the dry side with a nice mild hops bitterness and a hint of spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (336) - Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Clear brownish/red body with a cream colored head. Sweet malty aroma including brown sugar and nuts. This tastes like what I expect from an english ale. More deScriptively a toffee, nutty flavor with a mild hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (346) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Aroma is heavy butterscotch/diacetyl, caramel, biscuit. Appearance is brownish ruby red. Clear with small whitish tan head. Taste is butterscotch forward, some biscuit nutty, caramel. Hint of roast. Also a bit of alcohol. Bitterness present but a malty beer. Palate is medium full. Rich unique butterscotch is heavy and lingers with nutty biscuit. Overall a very nice beer. Pleasant and rich. Rich diacetyl you will only get from this brewer. Maybe could improve with a bit of aging, but still very ready to drink now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Clear amber brown with a big sustained tan head that leaves very nice lacing... Very English malty kinda sweet brown sugar light holiday spice... Lively medium body not nearly as sweet malty as I expected rather it’s spicy peppery with a dry finish perhaps some licorice still quite malty...

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