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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.

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erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pours a clear orange. No kidding, orange. Very little head. No hops in the aroma. Probably didn't dry hop. Very metallic from the start. Cardboard-like from oxidation. One of the poorest winter offerings I've had the misfortune of trying. Gave the rest of the six-pack to a friend that is far less discerning.

3.2
johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Another solid odell beer...many better in this style but this has good flavor with a malty base...i like enjoying this one once a year.

3.7
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 1/26/11. 12oz bottle, best by: 3/18/11, printed on the side. Poured into a chalice. Pours a deep amber with a thin half-inch off-white head on top. Minor lace left behind. The nose is fairly sweet, with notes of apple, brown sugar, maple, and light cinnamon. Not very potent though. I’ve really got to swirl this one to get any nose on it. The body is moderate. Mild crispness; easy finish. This isn’t your typical Winter Warmer, though what is? I guess this is a pretty all-encompassing style. This one is sweet with hints of honey, vanilla, applesauce, mild spices, and a bready finish. This isn’t what I expected, but it’s good nonetheless. Glad I have a couple bottles.

2.9
fiveacestx (977) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle - rusty red with a medium head. Has a medium dry, malty, toasty taste and is boozy. And it did seem a little spicy. Ok beer but not something I’d seek out again.

2.6
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
I was not very impressed by this beer. It had barely a whiff of hops, had a fair amount of malt character, a touch of sweetness, and a lot of rusty-tasting iron at the finish. If that sounds like a good time to you, by all means buy tons of this beer, but I was hardly taken with it. Appearance was beautiful; a nice copper red with abundant head. Aroma was non-existent. Flavor was definitely not outstanding...some maltiness, some sweetness, some rustiness, but nothing stands out. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and disappointing. I would not recommend this beer.

4.1
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clear dark ruby with some head. Nose has syrup tones with heavy malt edges and a sweet edge. Flavor is robust. Hops present, but not powerfully there. Sweet edge is present and is slightly syrupy on the tongue after it dissipates. Feel is smooth with a touch of bubble. Extremely drinkable. An excellent winter warmer.

2.9
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2002
I think the name of this beer reflects where they left the flavor. .........

3.7
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2004-2005 pours a clear copper-orange with a nice light brown head of big bubbles that lasts, nice lacing. Bready,earthy aromas, chocolate and caramel cookie flavors. medium bodied with a lightly carbonated soft mouthfeel, finishes dry. A nice winter ale, very drinkable.

3.2
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy red copper with pillowy khaki head, decent retention and some stringy lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, mildly nutty, sweet, alcohol. Flavor is nutty, sweet malt up front with a nutty, slight alcohol finish. Enjoyed this a lot more last time. Moderate carbonation, light body, and mildly crisp texture. A decent, simple beer.

3.3
rader58 (933) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Pours a clear dark copper. Aroma of cherries, toasted malt and brown sugar. lively and surprisingly hoppy. Nice malt balance and sweet finish.


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