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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1181) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
A clear, mahogany pour with a creamy, tan head. The aroma has raisin, toffee, and some nuts. The medium body has a slick texture with average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some dark fruit flavor and a little alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Rather malty with a dark fruitiness. Hints of raisin and chocolate, but with a bit more hops in the finish and a slow but smooth end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6737) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle, found in the beer cooler of the gourmet food shop on Schweitzer. Must be left over from last season. Pours a handsome copper penny hue with a rather thin almond head. Very inviting aroma equally of chocolate and caramel, undertones of burnt sugar. Brown sugar malts, light cocoa, light marzipan, hints of vanilla. Well balanced with a hoppy bitter finish. English strong ales can be really hit & miss for me. This one was a solid hit. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma soft yet rich aromatic woody blend of British hops, light fling of alcohol, rose, fruits , chocolate and sugars. 8-
Appearance dark amber with garnet hue, Medium beige top with some lace.4-
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. quiet hoppy brew this is. Nutty, woody with aromatic top. Quiet drinkable, darker character is shown on walls. Not the most refined but very easy going.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear deep amber color with a large off white head. The aroma is moderately sweet malts, fig, an almost grainy note, with some diacetyl. The flavor has sweet malts, fruits including figs and diacetyl. This is pretty one dimensional. Worth trying once.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1690) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark amber pour with a medium head. Good mix of malty sweetness and hop bitternesss. Very drinkable ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight metallic. Roasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter, roasted and dark malty flavoured. Dry into the far finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and diacetyl. Fairly rich body, solid burned caramel and butterscotch. Fruity and slightly metallic with some warming alcohol in the finish. Rich and pleasant. 050411

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
clear brown, smooth white head. sweet caramelly, malty, slightly bitter and flowery. flavor is flowery, caramelly, slightly malty. faint fruity sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with an orangey head. The flavor has notes of straw, malt, and minerals. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and minerals, leading to a dry finish.


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