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


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
"Little Owl", a blond beer for quiet tasting created in collaboration with the Regionaal Landschap Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes Regional Landscape conservation board) and the Little Owl Project Leader to support the Little Owl project. To emphasise our regional identity and the links to this little creature, it includes carefully selected herbs and spices from the Flemish Ardennes. These give the beer a unique, full bodied aroma and taste and one will soon make you want more.

Ingredients: barley malt, maize, hops, yeast, woodruff, angelica, sloe.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, caramel, dry and bitter, slight harsh finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2014
Bire blonde de 6,5 %abv ralise pour un groupement rgional flamand. Couleur dor moyen brillant. Clart nette. Bulles fines en une fontaine au centre, moyennement dense. Mousse blanche gros flocons. Armes dherbes, malt clair, houblon plutt amer, pointe dagrumes. 1re bouche assez structure, sur du malt/houblon. Arrire-bouche plus parfume sur les herbes aromatiques. 2me sur un beau malt blanc, mais lharmonie houblon/herbes est assez faible. 3me avec les aromates en avant, et le malt en fond. Arrire-bouche agrable sans plus. La longueur descend nettement sur les impressions. La levure est douce mais plutt neutre en qualit. Lalcool est banal, sans aucune aide. La finale est linaire et peu ample. CONCLUSION: une bire quon a travaille sur ces herbes des Ardennes flamandes, mais sans veiller leur harmonie. Agrable malgr tout, mais sans plus. On ne comprend pas cette mdaille dargent 2011 au European Beer Star!!! Je crois que je vais conseiller les juges sur quelques bires primer!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9862) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 4, 2014
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Thick white head which disappears quickly. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. A nice enough beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (6409) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Big creamy foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of malts, yeast, hops, some flowers, some fruits, pils malts and iron. Flavours of herbs, grains, bitters, yeast, light spice, iron, quite crisp, quite herbal. Aftertaste is bitter, herbal, grassy, yeasty and light malty. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Decent for its style, yet a bit boring for the beer. Though its a beer that goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1939) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Golden color, a bit hazy. Forms a fluffy head with decent retention. Smell is dominated by the specific belgian yeast. Although the ABV isnt that high, you can taste the alcohol. Tends to be more on the bitter side. I cant taste all those spices from the deScription, maybe they are too subtle for me. Light to medium body, good carbonation and kind of smooth. Leaves your mouth very dry. Overall it is a decent belgian ale. I am a bit disappointed that I couldnt taste those spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christos (5370) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml, into a tulip. ABV 6.5% Clear body, deep orange golden in colour, with two fingers of head, snow white in colour, with average retention and lots of lacing left around the glass. Aroma of malts, peaches, sugar, quite faint. Taste is sweet and sugary, some malts, herbal and floral notes, yeast. Mildl bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, very dry on the palate. Good carbonation. Overall okay, nothing extra ordinary, but still drinks good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (789) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2014
33cl bottle, Geers. Pours golden, white head. Strange spiced nose, a combination of spruce, tobacco, licorice & straw. This strange combo goes down with medium carbonation and balanced tastes. Interesting at least...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (1010) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Blond,goede kraag. Ruikt gistig, schoonmaakspullig, wat fruit. Smaakt naar een soort schoonmaakmiddel, vrij bitterdroog, kruidig, wat dennennaalden. Niet veel body. Niet zo mijn ding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (724) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
Kan niet meteen de vinger erop leggen, maar zowel aroma als smaak hebben een combinatie van kruiden en zoetwaar, met lichte dennengeur en tabak elementen. Aardig wat koolzuur, maar drinkt heerlijk weg. Nasmaak tikkeltje bitter en droog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (2399) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: golden and cloudy with a big off-white sparkling head with poor retention. Aroma: herbs, medicine-like, sweetish fruit, honey, slight acidity. Taste: again medicine-like herbs, light sweetness, quite bitter.

An unusual belgian blonde dominated by herbs.

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