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


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
"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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robv (60) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
The aroma is flowery, hoppy and rich, a good start. The taste has something heatening on the tongue and also the flowers from the aroma are coming back in the taste with a little touch of vanilla. A nice, fun beer. I’d recommand it by fish-dishes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tanazuka (23) - - MAY 1, 2013
Good and smooth taste with complex aroma. All things are balancing very well. Really like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dec23 (52) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2009
De Ryck stayed in my mind for a long time by making a really nice beer you would always only get half a bottle of. Because the rest exploded all around you or at best turned to foam. This beer, however, is very mature. Medium alcohol, great grassy/honeyish smell, good honey taste combined with freshness. Finally a long lasting bitter palate that manifests only 15 inutes later to it’s full potential. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Pressmeeting @ brewery on 04.09.09. Hazy dark golden color, with nice white head. Aroma spices, malts, hops. Medium body. Taste good spices, malts, and hopsbitterness. Orginial and very good beer. Like it !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
From bottle at Oud Arsenaal. Deep golden colour with a dense offwhite head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, hints of oranges. Dry, fruity with a mild bitter punch. As only Belgians can do it, elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
Blonde légèrement trouble, fine pétillance, mousse persistante. Plutôt complexe : épicée, herbeuse et un rien fruitée, avec une certaine amertume. Très intéressante par sa différence !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
Brilliant gold, effervescent and holding up a fine white head. Aroma lime, sesame, farmyard and a slight natural yoghurt sharpness. Bright and lagery/kolsch-like with a fresh acidity, lemony spice and hint of floweriness suggesting (to me) cardamom. The fact it actually contains angelica, woodruff and blackthorn- 3 spices I have never seen declared on a beer bottle- and all of which are discreetly integrated makes me wonder how many other Belgians are aromatised with spices more exotic than we dare imagine. Just feels like a really well made German lager or kolsch, with an added pinch of...mystique. Pure sorcery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1645) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2011
Hazy orange/amber body. Off-white rocky head. Nice aroma of hops, yeast, spices (as in a mediterraneal spice mixture) - bit sweet, but complex and well balanced. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour: warming with a gentle sweetness. Well balanced and fully bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
On bottle at La Porte Noire. Golden color, good foam. Good fruitiness in aroma, some hops- well integrated. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (73) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
Pours clear golden with a big white head. It has the aroma of malt, herbs, spices. Unique is the added woodruff (’lievevrouwbedstro’ in Dutch). The taste is medium sweet thanks to the fruitiness, and light bitter. Body is medium and carbonation average. A pretty, charming beer.

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