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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Back from the dead and better than ever! Like a zombie that just won’t die, one of the South’s favorite craft beers is back. This newly reincarnated version of Laughing Skull is a full flavored amber ale with a crisp, clean finish that’s sure to clear out the cobwebs. So crack open a Skull! You’ll be glad you did.

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3.5
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours a hazy coppery/reddish color with off-white/ivory colored head. Caramel malt, some bread, and light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with malt and bread.

3.4
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle. Copper pour, white carbonation. Toasted bread, caramel, earth, cookie, mild bitterness on the finish, which leans drier. Medium body, balanced carbonation, easy. Sessionable amber ale, simple and tasty.

3.4
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz bottle, I forget the date but a fresh sample.

Pours clear light amber with a two finger off white head that leaves nice cobwebs of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is pretty typical for an Amber, a little fruity, a little caramel, a little nutty, some light floral and grassy hops. Good strength.

Flavor is caramel malt, light fruits, light citrus hops, somewhat sweet, moderate bitterness, little to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, a bit oily, medium carbonation.

A solid Amber Ale, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
Newk (299) - - APR 23, 2012
poured into a pint glass on tap. Pours a medium amber color with a small head. nice aromas of malts and some hops. While on the simple side, it is nice with solid depth. Medium bodied with a decent and smooth feel. A bit lacking on the mid with some flavors of malts and blood oranges. A nice brew. Very drinkable and pretty straight forward.

3.4
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
Veyr nice, not so much like an amber in taste. Perhaps like a vienna is some features. NIce one.

3.4
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Amber colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. A nice toasted bready aroma. Taste is a big malt forward beer with just a hint of bitter in the end. Very good and drinkable.

3.4
Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
New version of a beer that already existed before, apparently. Beautifully warm, deep copper colour, somewhere between orange and red, with some dead yeast bit floating around; medium, yellowish light beige, moussy head retaining well. Pleasant floral aroma of dried orange peel, tulips, pink grapefruit, sundried tomato, hazelnut oil, bourbon without the alcohol, biscuit, caramel, bell pepper, dry cookies, Parmigiano, persimmon, paprika powder, minerals. Taste begins fairly neutral, some dried fruits, restrainedly sweetish, minerally, medium carbonation, subtle sourish accent, nutty malt sweetness reminiscent of an Altbier, leading to a medium long finish of earthy and floral, only slightly citrussy hop bitterness; body is on the thin side even for a beer of this ABV. Still, a decent and refreshing session beer, I could drink this all day.

3.4
Trolleo (1566) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2015
Nice cloudy brown color, small tan head. Caramel aroma, caramel and hoppy taste. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Watery-sh finish. Not bad.
(Pivoteka 0,33l bottle)

3.4
chinchill (4995) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Crystal clear orange-amber body, with a fine, bone-colored head. Decent lacing is left on the glass. Nice medium roasted malt aroma with suggestions of toasted bread and faint caramel. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavor: a bit more flavor than average for style. About equally bitter and sweet.
Earlier Rating: 3/10/2014 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewery in 2011 (from notes). Crystal clear orange, amber, with a small, near-white head. Nice medium toasted malt aroma. Some citrus hops appear upon tasting. Medium body with good carbonation. A tasty beer that could serve as a good introduction to craft brews.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
[email protected] Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, cookie malts, some wooden and herbal notes. Flavour is wood, some floral notes, mild earth as well as some bready and biscuity notes.


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