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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber coloured top-fermented beer, brewed according to an old traditional recipe. A tasty beer, mellow in character that you can carry on drinking.


CatoctinMike's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2003
Beutiful color; enjoyed the flavor - initial sharp flavor followed by a flat finish. Very good beer


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
5.5%ABV. Belgian ale. Poured out deep gold to amber. 11ºSRM . Nose has a more aggressive and more pronounced azuki or sweet red bean paste aroma. Mouthfeel is light syrup. Palate has some light toasty flavors with light caramel, lightly browned sugar of sticky buns. Palate is a little rounded with very very light sour and beery flavors. Some depth to the overall body. Hops are nicely balanced at the end, but still a little clunky for me. Finish is beery and "commercial"

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13040) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Keg at The Le Val de Trie Bar, Bouillancourt, Picardy, France. Amber with white head. Sweet, caramel beer, thin, carbonated, toffee. Nothing really special about this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (389) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Orange-amber with a thin head. Aroma of caramel malt. Sweet on the tongue with a hint of bitter balance. Fruity with caramel maltiness. Quite well carbonated but still soft, mellow and easy-drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (669) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (1572) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1303) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Aromat delikatny, owocowy. W smaku podobnie owocowo, lekko wytrawnie. Nic specjalnego.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1140) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1976) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vami (380) - 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


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