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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A version of Belgian "Special" Pale Ale, which is the typical, everyday amber ale brewed in the northern Flemish-speaking part of Belgium. It has a rich, spicy malt character that is nicely balanced by the hops. The result is an easy-drinking ale with a slightly higher than average alcohol content. Flavor Description: A smooth amber ale with a spicy malt character and a pleasant fruity character that makes it a most drinkable ale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2004) - USA - AUG 19, 2011
On tap at Good Beer. It was called a Belgian IPA, but it didn’t taste much like an IPA at all, so I bet this was the stuff. Astringent, not floral, and a bit like an amber. Some honey in the finish. A good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2085) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Pours orange with small white soapy head. Tastes of Belgian yeasts, malt, slight pine, caramel, and fruit. medium bodied and easy drinking. tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Tap. Pours an orange-gold color with a small off-white head. Aroma is hops and Belgian yeast with a small amount of malt and light fruit thrown in. Taste is light fruit and malt up front dissolving into a wonderful Belgian yeast characteristic and an ever-so-slight hop bitterness at the end. Sublimely smooth throughout. Another great job by these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Deep copper pour with a thin fizzy tan head that fades. Some mild toasted caramel notes with soft Belgian phenolics- not very hoppy in the nose. A tad fizzy on the palate. The flavor has some restrained crystal malt presence underneath some mildly sweet bubblegum phenolics that come through with warmth- evidently Belgian yeast. Mildly hopped with just a touch of soft resins in the finish. Simple, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3369) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Arrived at the table a clear amber with a thin-moderate linen white head that lasted through the frist quarter of the glass and left just a bit of lace. Pleasant aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and Granny Smith apples. The flavor is a bit more emphatic than the aroma with the same Belgian yeast, malt and Granny Smith apple. Just a bit sweet, but it is a fruity sweetness as opposed to sugary. Very light bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Enjoyable!


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