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RATINGS: 1142   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15407) - Snderborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle, 7.6%. Sweet caramelly hoppiness in aroma. Clear red copper colour, small white head. Caramelly tea flavour with a good sweetness and a little pepper. Aftertaste is slightly rough, but does well to cleanse palate.

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 !!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14762) - 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 (14577) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14234) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14107) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13891) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Clear copper-amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, a cookie-ish note and piney and citric hops, slightly stale. Sweetish malty flavor with some caramel, toast, a biscuity touch, some decent hops, a bit citric and piney, and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13797) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - 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.


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