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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at Supermarket Liquors in FC. pours a nice golden color with a 1+ finger white head. sweet nose with light and dark fruits, deep grape notes and light oak. med to full body with light spices, light oak, deep wine / cognac flavors and a smooth balanced body with light fruit esters. sweet finish with some of the barrel notes coming through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (6453) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Hazy orange gold with a thin white head. Shy nose with some esters and lemon. Medium bodied with a mix of lemon verbena and banana. Some light berries and grapes on the finish with a hint of brioche.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
750mL bottle from Mr. B’s in Denver. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light funk, burlap, sweet malt, some cognac, tart citrus, orange pith, and light booze. Flavor follows closely with some nicely blended mild cognac in with tart citrus and light funk. Medium in body and interestingly complex overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at home shared with friends, courtesy of Ryan. Thanks Man! Poured a hazy lemon color with a small white head that seems to linger. Aroma is woody, light alcohol, white grapes, tannin, spicy yeast, citrus, and bread. Taste is white wine, spicy yeast, clove, white pepper, and lemon with a light alcoholic warmth on the finish. Medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. White-wine characteristics, yet spicy and belgian-esque, pretty fun beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Oak, vanilla, funk, yeast and fruity hops. Sweet and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - 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 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours an almost clear yellow. Smell is white grape, some booze, sweet light fruits. Taste follows suit with some oak and vanilla shining through. Nice stuff.


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