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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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%


2.9
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (607) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow, NH. Aroma is caramel malty with a little bit of yeasty dough. Appearance is beautiful clear amber red with small white head and minimal lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with lots of caramel and liquor aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and average carbonation. Touches off reactions in the back of the mouth like tannins in wine. Finish is moderate. Overall, a nice looking beer with a good mouth feel. Not the most interesting aroma and taste in the world but highly drinkable and enjoyable for other traits.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with almost no head. Nose is malt laden. Flavor is malt dominated with almost no hops. Sweet, but still the malts make you take notice. Very lightly carbonated. A bitter finish completes the taste. A bomber with the leftover brew still in the refrigerator. I’m not sure if I really want to revisit this one

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
12 oz. Caramel, molasses and oat scent. Deep mahogany brown pour with a foamy thick head. Medium, silky feel. Toffee/caramel flavor to buttery toast with a touch of dark chocolate. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (552) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a rich amber with barely any head at all to speak of. Aroma is very sweet and nutty with some raisin and prune notes dominating, also some hints of toffee. There is also a bit of smoked peat character to the aroma. The flavor of this beer again is very sweet with dark fruits and the nuttiness tends to stick to back of the palate even after the carbonation has subsided. Beer tastes worse as it warms up so beware.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
Very cool ringwood-made beer, featuring that ’mushroomy’ taste that yeast-strain produces. It won’t make you wet your pants with glee, but this just a nifty craft brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pours ruby brown with off-white head and foamy lacing. Floral and cereal notes. Well balanced taste with a nutty aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pershing (517) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours dark amber into a nonic pint glass with a thin tan head dissolves slowly. Aroma of sweet malt and some yeast. The initial drink is a bit sweet from the malt but towards the middle it starts to taste a little dry. Spicy taste with a little hop bitterness on the edges. Lingering finish. Not bad for a buck 50.


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