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

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RATINGS: 142   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Amber colour Some fruity notes in the nose. Dry and later bitterness. Light body very drinkable. Good stuuf at this beer categorie.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2004
Bottled, which is the best for de Ryck beers. Light hoppy aroma. Hazy, orange color, large beige head, very nice lace. Very light sweet, bit fruity, nice hops, light, light dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Hazy, orange color, large beige head, very nice lace. Bottled, which is the best for de Ryck beers. Light hoppy aroma. Very light sweet, bit fruity, nice hops, light, light dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2004 0,75 litre bottle. Aroma has hops and some caramel. Sweetish hopbitter flavor with caramel and toffee. Just a bit thin, but a good lacing. Recommended. Re-rate:sampled both at the brewery tap and at De Gouden Leeuw St Lievens Houtem. The brewery (free) sample sufferd a bit from diacetyl. The S.L.H.-one had a beautiful hop character and a refreshing citric flavor. Grapefruit aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised by the low scores here. This ain’t no fancy tasting beer. But it is an excellent drinking beer. It’s a light, crisp, dry pale ale with more noticeable bitterness than biscuity malt presence. Begs to be gulped in quantity. Not surpisingly, better fresh on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle from beers of europe. Amber pour with a white head which gradually vanishes. Aromas of baked apple, barley sugar, herbs, citrus. Flavours of caramel, candy sugars, oranges, malts. Bitter-sweet mouthfeel, Finishes hoppy and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (340) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
11.16oz at Toad in the Hole. Hazy amber with medium fizzy head. Spicy, leafy-herbal, and slightly metallic nose. Firm carbonation and crisp bittering cut deeply into the gentle toffee and vanilla base. So gassy it almost fails to refresh, but the fine lingering hopping does me right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Piwo tylko z wygladu jest ladne obfita piana i trwala, metnosc spora. W smaku malo wyraziste, ale spodobal mi sie ten posmak jakby kwaskowaty i cierpkawy po przelknieciu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Consumed at Kulminator Cafe in Antwerp, 2002 bottle. This pale ale poured with a massive white head that dissipated quickly. The color is darker than most pale ales. Mellow flavor, medium body, high carbonation, with a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
75cl bottle. Hazy amber with a small head. Nose : bread and small note of hay. Nice, mellow esters of apricot. Sip : Watery with strong carbonation. Little sweet with bread aromas, A bit sour end with some metallic like esters. Overall, this beer is fine whenever you feel like a weak alcohol pale liquid refreshment.


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