RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty brown, high-gravity ale highlighted by aromatic notes of orange. Along with three different Yakima Valley hops, Curacao, sweet orange peel, coriander, cassia bark, and nutmeg, it drinks as a rich, gutsy, well-balanced and subtly spiced winter warmer.

Each year Pike Brewing Company honors one of our Auld Acquaintances with the labels design. Rogue Ales Jack Joyce, the famed beer writer Michael Jackson, and Charlie Papazian have all adorned the label.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Deep orange. Spice and orange zest with some caramel. Fruity, lightly toasted, medium bitterness. Light citrus tang. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Charlie Papazian bottle. Sweet and spicy aroma. Spot on with the winter spices. Nicely balanced by the malt. Would be good with a pumpkin pie. Wheres that pie anyway?!?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10259) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized white head. Soft fruity malt on the nose, toast, a vague hint of spices. Medium bodied, soft and toasty, musk, a bit of dusty dry spices. Warm malt into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (2533) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a half finger of head on a dirty dark straw body. The aroma is grain and wet hay, a little barnyard. The taste is mildly sweet: plum and apricot; then some mild bitterness. A bit mushed in flavor. The texture is softer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - JAN 5, 2016
22 ounce bomber bottle to wine glass Appearance: Orange- brown color(held against light, hazy, minimal off white head, minimal lacing Smell: not a lot of aroma, slight toasted grain smell, hint of alcohol Taste: slight bitterness Mouth feel: Overall Good Beer but will not buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11435) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Draught at the Pike Brewing Co, Seattle, WA. Slightly cloudy red brown color with a mid-size creamy tan head. Darkish sweet malt, mild hops and some dryness in the aroma. The flavor is dark hops, moderate bitterness and dry dark malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy dark amber color. Some caramel, very light biscuity malts, ordinary bitterness, tiny nuttiness in the final.
Not much effort, but at least its clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From bottle. Dark amber color. Aroma is light spice, citrus, and caramel malt. Taste is similar, with some coriander and slight bitterness. Lingering spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3880) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
22oz bomber, this is the 3rd time I am buying this beer just to rate it. And you know I really want to rate it because its not a very positive review. Dark orange amber color. Head fades quickly. Aroma is sweet fruity and toasty. Nothing about that is fun or good. There are some poor spices, just a mix of bad stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bomber at Eugenes - nose is heavy with ginger and orange peel - touches of coriander - taste is fairly heavy on the spiciness - medium sweet, moderate orange flavor, spicy notes of ginger - peppery spiciness, nutmeg - lingering strong spiciness and candied orange sweetness - interesting, but not all that great.

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