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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This English Special Bitter is our “Special Ale.” Special because it is one of only a handful of canned microbrews in the nation. Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though “bitter” is part of the name, “better” would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
on tap-pours a foamy off white head with yellow color. Aroma is medium/light malt. Taste is slightly sweet, medium malt, medium hops. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2006
From a can. I keep getting more and more surprised when I see beers in cans, and they actually do not taste like metal. This is actually a decent, very easy to drink session beer. Pours out a dark brown / yellow color from the can. Smell is malty and sweet with a little hops in the mix. Taste is smooth and refreshing, rich and flavorful. A pretty decent beer, and its following the trend of beers that arent half bad in the can. Could drink quantities of this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Can: Pours to a mostly clear, though it is very slightly hazy speaking to course filtering, amber colored body with a large, frothy, thick and lasting eggshell colored head. The aroma is shows a fruity diacetyl, dms (yet another one from SKA), light biscuit, and hints of stale hops. The diacetyl and dms mess here is nowhere near as bad as their blonde ale - this one reminds me more of a poorly cared for english mild, stale & oxidized on cask. Taste is fruity butter, floral/grassy hops (though not very bitter), light biscuit, and sweet caramelized malt extract. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Out of a can, pours w/ a small white head. Lots of bubbles comming up to the top. Nose of faint malt and biscut aromas. plate of thin stale malt. High carbonation ending with a rather astrigent bitter hop finish. Not much hop aroma. ends with a slightly sour biscut flavor. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Part of my never ending quest to rate every micro-can I can find. Orange colored beer with a big white head. Slight citrus aroma with lots of malt. Thin bodied with a smooth but unpleasantly so mouthfeel. Fruity malt flavors. ugh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
can. light for a bitter. golden/amber hazy pour iwth thin white head. effervecent. hops, malt, orange aroma. nice malts, a little watery. dry bite. best I’ve had from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Tangerine orange pour with a small layer of white head that leaves a nice crown of lace. Light floral and hard candy aroma. Mild resiny bitternerss blending pleasantly with sweet malt and a just a touch of tartness in the finish. Very light on the palate--almost watery, but leaning toward refreshing rather than insipid. Pleasant, flaw-free, but not particularly memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours beautiful deep golden color w/ shallow spritzy froth. Aroma is full malt. Medium nectar w/ ample resdual effers. Flavors are cripy clean w/ a defined bittering character. Malty citrus rind. Overall: one of the best canned brews ever. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2006
12oz. can. Clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and a bit of citrus. Sweet biscuity malt flavor with some nuttiness and a mildly unpleasant bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2005
(12oz can) Lightly hazed amber body topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, orange/apricot, caramel, some nutty. Light-medium body. A bit too sweet.

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