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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1910) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
Dark amber colour, typical speciale belge. Medium carbonation, notes of caramel and dry bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1081) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
33 cl. botle @ heom, bought @ Hogerdijk Culemborg. Hazy amber with a thins white head. Malty aroma. Quite thin taste and aftertaste. Some malts, some hops, nothing more really.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Barreras (1168) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a golden orange color with a slight fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and refreshing with a melon aftertaste. A light Belgian beer that was easy drinking and hid the alcohol content as well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Amber colored pour. No head. No lacing. Musty aroma with yeast. Slight bitterness up front with a slight sweetness. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2420) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
33cl bottle, sampled post ZBF 2013. - Pours a near-convincing orange-amber with good lively white foam. Somewhat flat and cardboard aromas. Taste is split up between upfront herbal spicy hops and timid caramalts imparting a thin body for the style. Thin, but/and thus sessionable. Decent quality B-hop aftertaste. This is in the midrange, but any brewery that helps along the revival of the style Spéciale belge beyond Palm has my support.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Riccardo76 (43) - - MAR 25, 2013
Sentori di luppolo e di fruttato protetti da un bel cappello di schiuma. Un discreto ma non invasivo amaro caratterizza il suo retrogusto. Non fra le mie preferite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Not much to the aroma, looks okay. This is really a ho-hum beer. A little spice but more of grassy malt, I’m not real impressed with this or the triple.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
33 cl bottle from de bierhal in Eine. Amber color with large head and strong carbonation. Aroma and taste of sweet malts. *

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Fine, but not too interesting. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a light white head. Not much smell, a little herby. Taste is clean and refreshing, but nothing out of the ordinary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (333) - USA - DEC 17, 2012
Spacciata come pale ale risulta molto troppo tendente al dolcino al palato e la punta di amaro in bocca si estingue subito dopo pochi secondi. Beverina e rinfrescante comunque, sembra più una classica ale belga ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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