Detroit Beer Co. Detroit Special Export
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Special Export is a combination of the two most popular beers historically brewed for export: IPA from Britain and Exportbier, from Germany. We have combined the two styles to make a Pale Ale which is uniquely outs: Detroit Special Export.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JUL 4, 2012
Interesting blend of styles. Citrus hops up front, followed by sweet caramel, toast and yeast. Hints of rye and poppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
bottle. Hazy amber with small head. Substantial roasted caramel malt. Medium hops. Somewhat unique and not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle poured into tulip. Pours deep amber with a heavy malt and licorice nose. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, raisin and licorice followed with a good hop finish. Overall delicious offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
13th October 2011
Hazy amber beer, short cream coloured head. Softish and slightly thick palate with a little fine carbonation. Rich malt with toffee. Piney hops in the background provide some balance. Trace of citrus as well. Not bad - quite rich and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1406) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light brown / amber brew with good head and head retention. Aroma of malt, caramel, butter scotch, spice, grass, a little earth. Taste is sweet at the start - caramel malt, not much else. Mild grassy and floral hops assert themselves midway in the swallow, with a modest flourish of floral hops at the very end. What could have been a superb finish is dampened a bit by lingering sweetness at the end of the swallow. Palate is excellent and would rate a 4 if not for the lingering stickiness after the swallow. If you like sweet and malty brews with a decent hops profile, this is one for you. For me it is just a little too sweet throughout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PetStain (14) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with nice foamy head. Very little lacing. Tastes better than its sweet doughy smell. Just the right combination of sweetness and bitterness. A good pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark caramel / amber color, clear, pours with a tall white foamy head. Mild malt aroma. Interesting taste - bitterness comes out, pretty smooth, good finish. I like this beer and would like to have again. It is an interesting combination and is very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Pours deep amber with a very full head. Quite foamy/rocky and long-lasting. Aroma is incredibly bready. Thin body, low-medium carbonation, quite creamy. Nice sweetness up front, pleasantly mild bittering on the finish, lots of bready malts and some earthy hops making up the palate. Pretty good beer, definitely a unique one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2011
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice hop texture, slightly grassy, with a nice citrus note, then good malt backing, sticky caramel, and almost a roasted toasted characteristic. Appearance is a crystal clear amber with a thick slightly off white head that lingers. Taste is got the malt in there. the hops come up in the aftertaste with the citrus in there. NIcely bitter, slightly astringent. And a lingering hop bitterness left in the aftertaste. Overall, Kind of a mixed up beer. IMHO. Cheers!

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