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De Ryck Special

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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ryck
Style: Belgian Ale
Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An De Ryck has been demonstrating for years that women can stand shoulder to shoulder with men in the brewing world. Her Special is a low alcohol beer in the pale ale style with a soft sweet taste and fresh finish


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonkiedeaap (531) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is amber colored and has a small white head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty with tones of grains and some sour fruits. The taste is fruity and light sour and in the end a little hop bitterness is noticable. The finish is light dry, sour and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4937) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Fruity smell with apples. Similar taste. Very fruity. Fairly refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. Murky toffee colour with a white ring. Fruity aroma with some toffee, slightly worty but all in all very faint. Bitter taste but also a little worty. Light-to-medium body, sweetish finish and quite carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Pours light amber. Metally aroma, some light pale malts. Light body, watery and metally. Refreshing light sour taste, but not really a lot of character...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (695) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Amber beer with a white head. Tastes slightly sour and bitter hoppy and some herbs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (454) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2015
33cl bottle Pours a light copper colour with white head Aroma is grain with sourish fruit Taste starts sweet with bitter later longish dry finish ok but nothing special

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1947) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy straw body. The aroma is grain and sour smell. Okay. The taste is mild grain sweetness and some lemon bitterness. The texture is crisp but too fizzy. It’s okay.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1439) - USA - MAY 13, 2015
Drunk from 33 cl bottle from beer discovery. Pale, enjoyable ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (700) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma is honey, malt, herbs. Taste is sweet malts up front with a little bitterness on the finish. Not sure why this gets such low ratings.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicolas_M (164) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Coming from a weak beer, this one is easily better. The aroma is there, bit reminds me of a farm or something, ence I cannot say a enjoyed it. For the taste, there is a small evolution starting with an acidic touch, and the result (wasn’t able to describe it) stays a bit on the palate. As my friend said, it’s a good small beer, but not extraordinary.


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