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32
style
Brewed by Brouwerij De Ryck
Style: Belgian Ale
Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An De Ryck has been demonstrating for years that women can stand shoulder to shoulder with men in the brewing world. Her Special is a low alcohol beer in the pale ale style with a soft sweet taste and fresh finish

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4.3
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Amber colour Some fruity notes in the nose. Dry and later bitterness. Light body very drinkable. Good stuuf at this beer categorie.

3.9
jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2004
Bottled, which is the best for de Ryck beers. Light hoppy aroma. Hazy, orange color, large beige head, very nice lace. Very light sweet, bit fruity, nice hops, light, light dry finish.

3.9
Jerre (3800) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Hazy, orange color, large beige head, very nice lace. Bottled, which is the best for de Ryck beers. Light hoppy aroma. Very light sweet, bit fruity, nice hops, light, light dry finish.

3.8
bierkoning (13592) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2004 0,75 litre bottle. Aroma has hops and some caramel. Sweetish hopbitter flavor with caramel and toffee. Just a bit thin, but a good lacing. Recommended. Re-rate:sampled both at the brewery tap and at De Gouden Leeuw St Lievens Houtem. The brewery (free) sample sufferd a bit from diacetyl. The S.L.H.-one had a beautiful hop character and a refreshing citric flavor. Grapefruit aftertaste.

3.8
tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma is honey, malt, herbs. Taste is sweet malts up front with a little bitterness on the finish. Not sure why this gets such low ratings.

3.7
JoeinDahlem (1595) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised by the low scores here. This ain’t no fancy tasting beer. But it is an excellent drinking beer. It’s a light, crisp, dry pale ale with more noticeable bitterness than biscuity malt presence. Begs to be gulped in quantity. Not surpisingly, better fresh on tap.

3.7
planky84 (3371) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle from beers of europe. Amber pour with a white head which gradually vanishes. Aromas of baked apple, barley sugar, herbs, citrus. Flavours of caramel, candy sugars, oranges, malts. Bitter-sweet mouthfeel, Finishes hoppy and sweet.

3.7
944play (425) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
11.16oz at Toad in the Hole. Hazy amber with medium fizzy head. Spicy, leafy-herbal, and slightly metallic nose. Firm carbonation and crisp bittering cut deeply into the gentle toffee and vanilla base. So gassy it almost fails to refresh, but the fine lingering hopping does me right.

3.7
Grzesiek79 (4378) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Piwo tylko z wygladu jest ladne obfita piana i trwala, metnosc spora. W smaku malo wyraziste, ale spodobal mi sie ten posmak jakby kwaskowaty i cierpkawy po przelknieciu.

3.7
SylvainCFC (317) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2017
Robe ambrée foncée, grosses bulles sur la paroi. Mousse blanc cassé aérée, agitée, tenue moyenne. Nez malté, doux, légèrement fruité, levuré. Bouche lisse, soyeuse, carbonatation moyenne. Goût équilibré entre une douceur malté presque fruitée et une légère acidité. Notes de malt grillé légères. Finale finement amère. Corpulence moyenne, une belle présence en bouche, spéciale belge typique, biscuitée, maltée avec un supplément de goûts.


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