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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29207) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2007
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear dark amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, toasted caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some grapefruit, light anise/spice, lime. Light-medium body, light resin.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2005
12 oz bottle, best by 9/06-pours a big, foamy, rocky tan head that retains. Clear dark amber color with effervescence. Aroma is malt, sweet, touch of bitter hops. Taste is malt, bitter, then sweet starts to come through but the alcohol overrides the sweetness. The malts and hops are close to balanced…

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle; BB 10/08. Nicely spicey brown ale aroma. Underlying notes of darker fruits. Near mahogany color with a beige head that laces as it shrinks. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavor is dark malt, nutmeg, citrus and plum or raisin. Bitter can be noticed. It finishes out rather dry, and the bitter is dark floral rather than pine or citrus. It is something of a brown ale without the common over-roasted flavor. It may be a bit nutty, but not coarsely gritty about it. Treats the mouth pleasantly. Some of the low ratings may be because the flavors drop fast. Got to sip this one rapidly to keep the flavors around. Otherwise it slips into that dry, bitter finish very quickly. Something of a harsh version of Bridgeport Ebenezer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma, touch of fruityness, light balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, light fruityness, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10764) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor, IN. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate complex spice and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft texture. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate sweet finish of average duration. Good drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Nice amber color, small offwhite head. Vanilla aroma, candy, caramel, quite a lot of toffee, some spices. Malty flavor, a bit artificial, nutty notes, some hops.


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