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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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"Little Owl", a blond beer for quiet tasting created in collaboration with the Regionaal Landschap Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes Regional Landscape conservation board) and the Little Owl Project Leader to support the Little Owl project. To emphasise our regional identity and the links to this little creature, it includes carefully selected herbs and spices from the Flemish Ardennes. These give the beer a unique, full bodied aroma and taste and one will soon make you want more.

Ingredients: barley malt, maize, hops, yeast, woodruff, angelica, sloe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3893) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle Courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is orange peel, some spice with bready notes. Flavor is dry malts with sugary sweet bready. Dry and bitter on the finish. A little too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(33cl bottle, BB March 2012) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of yeast, florals, pear, biscuit, and mustiness. Flavor of yeast, citrus, and florals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3420) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours golden hazy with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet and yesty with caramel and fruits. Alcohol presence in the nose as well. Taste is on the sweet end with tripel-like notes, some alcohol and some spices. Finish is a bit dry. Overall, quite nice, but the alcohol presence was too perceivable for a 6.5% ABV to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15627) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2011
bottle at jens ... golden yellow ... light hazy ... thin white head ... soft yeasty lemon nose ... light candi suger yeast ... light lemon ... soft fruits ... juicy and easy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and spices, leading to a lightly tart finish - is it slightly off even though it is well within its best before date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours golden with a slight haze and a lacing white head. The nose has sweet overripe fruit and some yeast. Medium body, dry fruitiness, a little citric, a little yeast and again this overripe touch. Ends fairly dry and hoppy. 230311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1643) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2011
Orange coloured, a good sized and nice holding head. The mellow contains a lot of yeast, citrus fruits and some spiced. The taste is about the same, with a light malty and hopped piece. Something less pleasant inside. A bit dry earthy finish that holds a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, orange-golden golden colour with a tall and slightly off-white foamy head. Yeasty and slightly bready (cara-)malty aroma with a fruity touch of oranges and tangerines, accompanied by mildly spicy touch. Moderately sweet flavour with a tinge of sourness/tarteness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Soft cara-malty base with a present fruit-character and spicy notes; sweet and minimally vinous fruity finish with peppery spices. Easy-going Belgian Ale. 02.I.11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3206) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty, sweetish and fruity, some caramel and spices, light and alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel, light fruitiness and spiciness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, caramel and some spiciness. Malty and sweetish strong ale, light hoppyness, nothing wrong – nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2683) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2010
33 cl bottle poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster with a hazed, orange/straw color, bountiful, white, small bubbled head that morped into creamy foam and very thick, clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was light yeast, candy sweetness, mid-fruit juice as apricot, and light, complimentary hints of spice. The flavor abandoned the sweetness, and presented some striking, almost overbearing hop bitterness for the style, some alcohol warmth, and high carbonation, in a medium to light body. The bitterness continued, coupled with some dryness into the finish.

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