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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012

Can 12fl.oz.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, caramel, oxidie malt, light to moderate yeasty, fruity, old furniture. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120617]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy orang with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light toasted malty. Bitter, malty and light fruity. Bitter and herbal dry into a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Can. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and some spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Can 35,5 cl. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden. A little nuts and burned caramel in the nose. Medium body, a good malty base with caramel accents and a whiff of aroma hops. Dry and hoppy finish. Well made. 020911

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Can at Green Lion inn. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of malts, caramel, candies and hops. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Can. Goldeny orange colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some caramel, mild grass and quite nice herbal and floral notes. Flavour is floral and fruity notes along with some wood, herbs and mild sweet malts. Pleasant session ESB.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2010
Can. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-whie head. Has a sweet malty caramel aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some bready hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4th April 2013
Bright clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Starts with a little floral sweetness. Milky sweetness follows. A touch of papery caramel. Light citrus before the semi dry finish. Pleasantly sweet. Okay!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
Can at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Norra Vallgatan; bb May 2011 (so it seems)
Hazy golden to light amber color. Aroma of malt and some hop. Some malt and caramel flavor, dry mouthfeel, strong bitterness, but overall unfresh; some candi sugar in the final, and also a light metallic touch.
Unimpressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2012
can at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft sweet vegative toffee nose ... light bitter fruits ... sweet oily hops ...


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