Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Amber coloured top-fermented beer, brewed according to an old traditional recipe. A tasty beer, mellow in character that you can carry on drinking.

Joeh's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Bottle bought in Belgium. 250ml, served in a Petrus glass. Golden, fluffy white head and low carbonation. Malty, hoppy ale thats like a pale bitter. (2.7) Rerate: The quintessential lacklustre Belgian ale. Argh! (1.7)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
For a beer thats called speciale, i think it is very simple. The beer is almost similar to palm speciale. The color of the beer is amber. The foam is rather rough and fast disappearing. The smell of the beer is nice. The aromas are sweet and fruity. There are also some hops in the smell. The taste is almost the same as the smell: fruity and fresh, but a little simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1087) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 6, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling brown-orange clear beer ; medium white head with a good retention. Herb, caramel, nut, roast. Light to medium dry bitter refreshing ; light sweet. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, roasty herbal finish. Overall, a pleasant hoppy light ale ; refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - MAR 26, 2016

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear amber colour with no yeast sediments; Three quarter finger head and off-white foam which last for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Aroma of Ale malt, with faint red fruits, corn, plastic bag, light floral, sugar, light yeast and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with metallic, light tartness, light caramel, shades of red fruits, moderate molasses, biscuits, very light lemon, thin bitter hops and low grass; Close to light body. Thin but quite slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly light maltyness in a watery background. Pretty bare bone with not much tastes except some faint red fruits, caramel and molasses. Biscuity and quite yeasty. Light lemon to round. Simple and fairly okay… Hoppiness is faint grass in nose. Light lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is barely moderate for an abrupt, low astringent caramel finish; Quite dry after taste. Light fruity and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: Like Palm Speciale, this is another basic and simple Belgian Ale. Its bare minimum red fruits and caramel malt do the jobs quite well with restrained sweetness. Barring the annoying plastic aroma and empty taste. This is easily drinkable without much demand. Once is enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1181) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Aromat delikatny, owocowy. W smaku podobnie owocowo, lekko wytrawnie. Nic specjalnego.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 16, 2016
0.33l bottle. Amber body, white head. Aroma of grains, toast, bread and some floral hops. Taste of bread, grains, toast, nuts and floral hops. Quite simple but decent beer. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1788) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @local Lidl supermarket. Poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep amber, tall frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; restrained aroma aroma is malty, bread, apricot, peach, sourish hint; kinda neutral taste is light to medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, of average duration, mild sweetbitter finish, bit peppery, chalky, finally light lingering fruitiness; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation; rather undistinct only the appearance is a pro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vami (378) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma: bread, caramel, floral, dough, fruity Appearance: amber, hazy, white foam, rocky head Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour, malty Palate: light to medium body, thin feel, average carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Hazy golden amber with a small white head and modest lace. Aromas of malt and fruitiness - peaches and apple come to mind. Fruity sweetness with metallic notes and some caramel maltiness. Light body, nicely carbonated, prickly mouthfeel and a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RW80 (1839) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. Appearance: A deep orange copper body with a one finger white head, Head has an average retention and leaves light lacing around the glass. Aroma: malts, yeast, some fruits like apricots and peach. Not too strong. Taste: Is a weak Sweet/sour, quite metallic and just some caramelized malts. Slighty bitter aftertaste, Thin on the body, average carbonation. A bit of dissapointed and one of the worst Petrus beers.(Backlog rating)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PlutonowyMan (371) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Kolor: bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana bia?a, drobno p?cherzykowa, bardzo szybko topnieje do cienkiego pier?cienia, nieznacznie zdobi szk?o. W aromacie nie ma szalenstwa, lekko owocowo, bia?e winogrona. Smak: bardzo podobnie jak w aromacie, delikatnie, na pierwszym planie bia?e winogrona, jest lekko kwa?no i wytrawnie. Goryczka krótka, niska, trawiasta. Wysycenie wysokie, troch? przeszkadza.

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