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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Specter is a golden Belgian ale aged in French Cognac oak barrel. Sweetness from the Pilsener malt complements the apricot notes in the aroma. This continues into the flavor where oak tannins balance the sweetness leaving a smooth and delicate finish with slight warmness.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, oak, vanilla, spice and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, oak, citrus, light vanilla and light spice wiuth a smooth dry oak finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light hops and pear esters. Flavor is sweet malt with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks! Milky yellow, cloudy appearance with a white head that dissipates pretty quickly. White grape, peach, apricot, yeasty, citrusy, bready aroma with a slight booziness. Light oak, white grape, apple, pear, yeasty, grainy pils flavor with a slightly dry, straw finish. Kind of interesting but somewhat boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
750mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours hazy light golden. Weak, white head. Sticky, stale grain nose, sugar cube, mild vegetal. Taste is sweeter but nice- some dried pineapple, dried apricot, dissolved sugar cube. Palate dense. Nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast, fruits, alcohol and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: pours a clear bright golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a sweet biscuity light caramel malty nose with some fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with a good amount of sweet light caramel malts and light fruity complexity before a drier slightly warming finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7000) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Phenolic and very strong yeast notes like many of their beers, you wouldn’t guess any type of barrel aging except some oak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, slightly hazy orange pour with fluffy lasting white head. Aroma brought notes of peach, pear, apricot, some slight pils malt with cracker, biscuit notes, some esters, oak notes come through, slight hint of sweet cognac with a slight boozy note, sweet slight note as well with a hint of spice. Taste is a mix of lots of oak, hints of a slight spirit barrel with some spice, yeast and white fruit notes, touch of white grape and spicy slightly hot notes, finishing fairly sweet but slightly boozy. Tasty, but I think a bit of age would do it well to settle out and meld some of the flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml bottle .. . pours a murky amber .. foam is pretty damn good, lacing also .. . deep plum, yeast, and gum from under a desk .. . mild fizziness .. . pretty tasty stuff, but i think FW should still to saisons .. . . wow, you must be some carpenter!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of fruitiness, malt, citrus and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitter and citrus notes. Medium body, average carbonation.


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