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RATINGS: 359   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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (3571) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
The beer is copper hued with a half inch of off white head. Teeming with effervescence. The aroma offers malt, grain, a hint of fruit, subtle sweetness and spice. Rather mild scent overall. The flavor is bready and sweet. Odd finish. A bit harsh and getting worse with every drink. Ut oh. Not really what comes to mind when I think of a winter warmer. Bland, unexciting, and forgetful. Cmon man.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (900) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper, foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet malts, caramel, wood. Tate was mild sweet, caramel malts, dust. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Poured into a standard pint glass from the can. Smells of carrot cake and cream cheese icing. Malt forward, slight floral hop toward the end. Clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5967) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Aroma is malts and Christmas spices/mild peppermint. The flavor is malts, Christmas spices, mild fruit and a warming finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy amber color with some sediment and a creamy tan head with good retention. Its aroma featured a blend of caramel and barley malt along with some lighter grainy and grassy hops. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a bit of coffee, along with some modest bitter and sour grainy tones. It was a fairly wet and watery beer with a lighter mouthfeel and lower carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1889) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle it is an clear orange Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and some subtle fruitiness the taste is a strong bitter malty flavor that lingers bitter on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (6415) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5724) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12oz bottle from jcwatts, Cheers John. Poured a muddy light orange-amber with a small dense foamy head of light beige. Aroma of old hops, wet toast, earth and old citrus fruit. Flavor is grains, dough, toast crust, fruity esters towards the end. Medium body with bubbly carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (983) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Dark amber with large off white head. Nice lacing. Very light malty sweet aroma, carmel. Bread and carmel flavor with some piney bite. Almost no carbonation gives a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Some bitter malt aftertaste, but not off putting. Good beer. Some alcohol flavor, but not a strong beer at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle from the Fall/Winter 2015 Montage pack. Pours a deep amber with a persistent half-inch of cream head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruit, sugary. Taste is a great balance between piney and floral bitterness and a great deep biscuity malt. Hints of sweet stone fruits. A great somewhat lower ABV winter ale.


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