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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"This seasonal specialty is the perfect winter warmer.

Prelude is a rich, nutty, full-bodied English ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.

First Brewed: December 1993
Available: November - December
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles, Goldings
Color: Deep Amber
IBUs: 47
OG: 1.070
ABV: 6.7%

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight metallic. Roasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter, roasted and dark malty flavoured. Dry into the far finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with an orangey head. The flavor has notes of straw, malt, and minerals. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and minerals, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and diacetyl. Fairly rich body, solid burned caramel and butterscotch. Fruity and slightly metallic with some warming alcohol in the finish. Rich and pleasant. 050411

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Nice amber color, small offwhite head. Vanilla aroma, candy, caramel, quite a lot of toffee, some spices. Malty flavor, a bit artificial, nutty notes, some hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle; BB 10/08. Nicely spicey brown ale aroma. Underlying notes of darker fruits. Near mahogany color with a beige head that laces as it shrinks. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavor is dark malt, nutmeg, citrus and plum or raisin. Bitter can be noticed. It finishes out rather dry, and the bitter is dark floral rather than pine or citrus. It is something of a brown ale without the common over-roasted flavor. It may be a bit nutty, but not coarsely gritty about it. Treats the mouth pleasantly. Some of the low ratings may be because the flavors drop fast. Got to sip this one rapidly to keep the flavors around. Otherwise it slips into that dry, bitter finish very quickly. Something of a harsh version of Bridgeport Ebenezer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (14376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of butterscotch. burnt carmel, earthiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of butterscotch, burnt carmel, earthiness and spice with a smooth dry lingering spiced carmel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor, IN. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate complex spice and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft texture. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate sweet finish of average duration. Good drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14025) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2007
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear dark amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, toasted caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some grapefruit, light anise/spice, lime. Light-medium body, light resin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear ruby color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, spices and a bit of caramel. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, leafy hops and quite a bit of butterscotch. A bit too much in this one. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Malt, caramel, spice and fruit in the nose. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and spiced fruit. The finish is fruity with a banana and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.


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