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Hoeksch Speciaal Bier

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Bierbrouwerij Hoeksche Waard
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Leckere

Style: Belgian Ale
Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured, top fermented ale. Made of barleymalts, water, hops and yeast. Bottle conditioned. The 75cl bottles brewed at De Proef for Bierbrouwerij Hoeksche Waard at Oud-Beijerland (NL). The 30cl bottles brewed and bottled at De Leckere.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2011
Dark orange color, small to normal white head. Smell some herbs or spices. Lightly bitter, little bit flat overall.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1597) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2010
the foamy head is nice. Has more of a dark fruitjuice than a beer. Itís special alright and definitely the best beer from Hoeksch Iíve had so far, but they still need to do some work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
Bottle from Mitra van Bergen. Orange body with huge head. Yeasty nose, some floral notes. Slightly sweet taste, gets a tad dry, then bitter. Warms at the finish. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, walnuts, light to moderate hoppy, orange, light to moderate yeasty, syrup notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081117]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. It’s medium golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has sweetness and notes of syrup and walnuts. The flavour has sweetness and notes of malt, syrup, caramel and the finish has hints of walnuts. It’s smooth, pleasant and uncomplicated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Bottle, bought at Kent Beer Festival 2004. Obviously, after a hard day drinking 55 plus beers at GBBF, what is required is a nightcap. Sort of orange/amber colour. Hazy. Didnít pick up much other than a sweetish malt and light spicing in the aroma. A bit sweet but thereís some bitterness to prevent things getting too out of hand. Yeasty flavour and a treacly feel on the palate. OK but not nothing exceptional.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Cherry, woody aroma. Opaque caramel coloured body with low off white head that recedes to ring. Cherry, woody, caramel flavours with moderate bitterness. Medium-light body with fair carbonation. Bottle sampled post-GBBF with chris_o, daniel_brown and maeib.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Bottle round Chris_oís house. Opaque orange, with lacing and a thin head. Thick, complex aroma: woody, mossy, wheaty. Nice mouthful: full of sour, sweet, heavy honey tinged flavours. Heavy, but a little discordant. Perhaps too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2005
Bottled. A mid brown to amber coloured beer with a pleasant coting of white head. The aroma has strawberry like fruits and a little spiciness. The taste is hoppy and peppery with berry fruit and a little pear drops late on. A nice easy drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
Light fruity aroma. Orange color, beige head, nice lace. Light sweet, sourness in the back, bitter, very fruity, orange, more sweet in the finish. Medium body, little sticky but dry in the finish.


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