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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3199) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Dobry i smaczny i dość wyrazisty smak tego specjalnego belgijskiego piwa. Zmętnienie średnie choć osadu mało, ale za to piękna i trwała piana utrzymująca się do końca degustacji. Kolor miedziano-rudy, zapach słodowy, podobnie w smaku, finisz zdecydowanie wytrawno-chmielowy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (573) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bière spéciale ambrée titrant à 5,7 % abv, avec 12,8° plato et un niveau IBU de 40. Couleur ambre moyen tirant à roux clair. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout vives. Mousse beige moyen qui tient à 3 mm assez fine. Arômes d’agrumes, seigle, bois de chêne clair, réglisse, pointe de noisette. 1ère bouche texturée sur du malt et des épices. Arrière-bouche sur du malt et un houblon amer fin. 2ème plutôt avec les épices en avant, pointe de candi brun. 3ème avec du malt caramel, et une impression de tanins. Arrière-bouche bien équilibrée. La longueur développe l’ampleur, et l’amertume se précise. On trouve même de nouvelles saveurs fruits/céréales. La levure est douce, fine, belle. L’alcool est curieusement suffisant, en fonction du genre bien entendu. La finale procure un petit côté genièvre vraiment amusant. CONCLUSION : une bière qui a de beaux atouts et qui se cantonne bien sûr dans le registre très particulier des spéciales belges. Il faut trouver ses côtés intéressants pour l’apprécier quelque peu.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2010
Very high fluffy head over orange-copper beer. Malty nose, but with a good relief from some fresh hops. Bit of orange peel, grass. Dry-bitterish/hoppy and toasted taste, perfectly balanced - like a draught amber Bolleke from yesteryear. Medium bodied, quite slick. Superb! Has a good chance to be the top "Spéciale Belge" currently on offer. I’m going to have to drink more in Ursel! Dank U, Ludwig!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
Amber colored beer with a nice off white head. Mild hoppy aroma, malty as well and some caramel. Nice bitter taste, herbal hops, some malty sweetness and caramel to balance everything. A more then decent beer. I’m a little bit surprised about the low ratings this beer gets.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2012
33cl bottle.It is labeled Spéciale Troubadour. Light amber with low to medium white head. Nose : fruity with wet laundry yeast aromas. Bread with butter. Little flower honey layer. Sip : low to medium density with an enjoyable creamy body. Sweet start, citron cake transition into bitter herbal hops that continue into a bitter burned toast and lemon zest finish. After couple of sips there is this delicate strawberry feeling. Not a bad beer there. I’m enjoying it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Pours hazy amber, small head. Fruity caramel, some bitterness, hints of nuts and raisins. Quite likeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackisle (697) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
caramel and cinnamom, sweet aroma, roasty, strong malts, earthy, copper color, clear with a little haze, minimal head, at first quite sweet, caramel, develops into toasty bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2012
33 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Amber a bit hazy beer with a big offwhite head. Fruity, malty and a bit sourish hoppy aroma. Malty, fruity flavour with some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
pours rather clear amber, almost no foam smells a bit sweet, grainy , malty taste is bit metallic, bit bitter( hoppy even ) on an amber-typical back . ok .. rather high carbo blends together with the bitterness to create a feel+taste combo that is very intresting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 (Draught at Oud Arsenaal as Arsenaaltje) The beer poured amber and a bit hazy. Its head was medium sized and lightly tan coloured. Aroma had malts, fruitiness and Belgian yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, hint of tartness, fruitiness, mildly aniseed and quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A pleasantly hoppy brew.


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