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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Prelude Special Ale is full-bodied in the true English Style. Itís a rich and nutty ale with a hoppy finish and an inviting deep amber hue. Available November-December.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
dark amber with medium dense light tan head. orange maple aromas with some chocolate and alcohol notes. medium smooth body. toffee nut and chocolare malt flavors with bitter orange peel and a spicy floral hoppiness in the background, with an alcohol finish. good, well balanced, and drinkable

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Hand-drawn at redlight redlight. Pours amber with an off-white head. Smells skunky and just not much like anything I want to put in my mouth. Out of a sense of morbid curiosity I drank it anyway. Tastes a little better but not much.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TATE (374) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle from variety case. Not much for aroma, a faint maltiness. Pours a deep amber with a thin off white head and good carbonation. Malty at the beginning quickly overtaken by hop bitterness. A touch of a metalic taste as well. This is pretty good to have once in a while in the winter time and better on tap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (361) - USA - FEB 19, 2014
Una ale americana molto strana estrimizzata nei sapori e un po' povera di corpo e anche di profumi. Al naso note tostate ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Bottle. Mahogany with a fluffy white head. Nose: piney hops , ginger and oranges. Flavor is a melange of spices and dark fruits: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, raisons, prunes, figs and black cherries. Some nicely subdued hop flavors. Chewy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2002
Well I donít know what all you guys were thinkiní I think this is a very well done beer. Aroma is spices and spruce. Pours dark brown with creamy head. It starts spicy, then becomes quite malty, with a nice hop bite at the end. The spruce, spicness lingers on the finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle, poured a deep reddish brown with a thick white head. Nice malty aroma with a good hop kick. Kinda reminds me of SN Celebration with a little more of a malty aroma and taste. Crispflavors with an earthy hoppiness. Medium moutfeel and a clean finish. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Samís. Ar: Up front, toffee and nutty notes. Ap: Pours a clear dark brown-copper with a nice, frothy 1" head. Great lace rings. T: Strong toffee nutty flavors. Finish has some pine, and maybe even a touch of booze. P: Creamy body, moderate carbonation. O: Pleasantly surprised with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (335) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Punked! Bastards sold me last years version. It was refridgerated so its stil pretty good. Dark amber color, small head. Spicey aroma, maybe a little peppery. Full bodied, malty, smooth. Spices are very understated and blend well with the beer. Pretty nice.


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