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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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!

Aholmb1's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Appearance: translucent golden orange color, nice dense head, the head is about an inch when fully poured Aroma: not an extremely strong aroma, can smell key notes of hops and malt Taste. Slightly bitter but does have a slightsweetness at the end, hoppy key notes, pretty smooth taste, the taste evolves throughout the sip Palette: tinges at first and then smooths out Overall: this is a very enjoyable beer, easy to drink, light and refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 Can from Brewdog Online Shop. Pours clear golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of nutty malt, citrus. Taste is cooked orange, nutty malt. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (528) - - MAR 12, 2016
Pretty generic golden ale. Sweet malt, some fruit, light to moderate bitterness. It’s OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (596) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Not much on the nose....some bread. Crystal clear dark orange, with a super thin white head. Sweet caramel up front. Bread/biscuit throughout. Bitterness balances sweetness pretty well. Bitterness has some spiciness, earthy tones. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Origin: Can. Vessel: Can. Supplier: Gift (Romsey). Bitter caramel with high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2015
Boks 330ml delt med Rune på Cafe Fiasco 11 Des 15.Mørk amber. Lett uklar. Filmskum. Spotlacing. Aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken mørk aprikos. Litt tungdrikkelig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (688) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours brown/red with a small white head. Aroma is sweet toffee. Smooth on the palate but it’s a bit sickly sweet to be honest, this brewery has so much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Can at home. Unfortunately, I was only able to record numerical rating during this visit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from the brewery. Tastes like grapefruit hops, caramel malt, some dry pine. Light/medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Not one of the only craft beer cans anymore! This is still a very good esb in a can. No off tastes and just a clean red/esb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of biscuit malt, yeast, hops, & caramel; Flavor of toasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.

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