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Hullabaloo Winter Beer | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Halcyondays on 11-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by CondorMcBride:
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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It should be noted this was the second bottle i opened in order to review this beer, the first tasted flat and had no head. I'm not going to dock any points on that because it seems like a fluke.

Served out of a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass probably around 50F. Purchased at Total Wine in Redondo Beach, CA.

A - Pours a medium brown with about an inch or two of off-white head, slight lacing.

S - Roasted Malt, slight coffee, faint smokey smell.

T - for a 6.5% ABV winter warmer beer, it tastes exactly like it should (and smelled). Not overwhelming, but strong flavors of roasted malt, coffee, faint smoked wood, and maybe toffee?

M - Light and very clean mouthfeel, doesn't leave a heavy residue on the tongue like some other winter warmers like Avery's Old Jubilation or Lost Coast Winterbraun, but still enough to make me not want to brush my teeth before i go to bed at night.

O - I like this beer. I had it on tap about a month prior at the brewery and remembered it being a little better, but we'll leave that one for the bottle vs. tap debate. At $7.99 a 4-pack and 6.5% ABV I'll probably seek out other winter warmers that have a little higher alcohol content and come in 6 packs for about the same price (specifically the two mentioned above), but still decently affordable and maybe easier to consume during the day than those other two mentioned. Overall a great beer!

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3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint

Appearance: nice caramel cloudy color, white, creamy head with lots of tiny bubbles and there is some incredible lacing, each sip creates a ring.

Aroma: there's a smoky peat moss aroma, some roasted aromas, not getting any hops or alcohol on the nose.

Taste: almost like the nose, smoky peat moss flavor, some roasted malt flavors, some hop bitterness a the end, dry roast, smoky, finish that lingers.

Mouthfeel: medium mouthfeel, very creamy.

Overall: not real familiar with Scottish ales, don't really dig the style but I can pick up the quality in the beer, I think it's better than ok, could use a bigger mouthfeel, it has a nice aroma and decent flavor, it's worth a try.

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1/5  rDev -71%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
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Nothing remarkable.

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1674th Review on BA
Draft to Mug

@Hooters of Ontario

App- When this came out, It was filled to the brim and only had a couple bubbles on the top of it. A nice swirl produced some quick fading bubbles, but not much. A nice auburn brown color that was a bit dense. Hard to tell from a frozen mug.

Smell- It was a bit muted due to being cold, but I would call this more of a strong ale. A good strong malt backbone with some caramel, some citrus and a bit of booze on the nose. Fairly strong but a bit one dimensional.

Taste- It was just an okay beer. Even as it warmed most of the flavors seemed there but just small. Malty, caramel rich and a little citrus with some what I would call, a rye spice. Like a bread or mixed with a small roggenbier note.

Mouth- A bit light of the medium side of things with a bit of a thicker medium carbontion. (A bit cold, so a bit thick) Residual flavors of the caramel and malts remain.

Drink- I wanted something new at Hooters and this was the best I could get. It was my bad to not ask for a different glass. Oh well. Still like Hangar 24 overall.

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3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hullabaloo Winter Beer from Hangar 24 Brewery
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