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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle at lbaren. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, high hoppy, resin, grassy, red berries, sweetness, roasted, bisquit, citrus, light flowery. High dryness. Very nice and very well brewed !!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
Sampled at 99 Bottles just outside Seattle, pours red with a small white head. Aroma is hops and sweet malt. Flavour is a mainly hops, sweet malts and floral notes. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14325) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Citrus and malt aroma. Deep reddish amber color. Creamy hoppy taste, finishing with a rough bitter character. Must be a lot of malt to have some lingering sweetness side by side with the bitterness. Bittersweet. Works for me. The hops linger on the tongue, and the light citrus persists. A touch of astringency. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, hop,, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, hop, fruit, malt, alcohol. Bitter finish. Too much bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy copper with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toffee sour citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium smooth malty finish of long duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange, bread and a hint of wet cardboard. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bread, carmel, light citrus and earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13437) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2006
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body with large beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, pine -- much more bitter than the IBUs suggest. Medium body, some resin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber-orange colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13005) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Tap at Lagunitas. It pours clear orangey-amber, with a small white head. The nose is spice, leather, pine, wood varnish and leaf. The taste is pine, resin, hay, grass, leaf, spice, fruitiness and wood polish, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Beautiful dark copper colour with a tan head leaving som lace. Sweet American hop aroma, mostly on the peach and pine side. There is a hint of a sweet malty amber ale flavour, but soon enough it hits you in the head with a wonderful big and bitter hop flavour! Pine and peach all over the mouth and with a bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Yummy!


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