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Spécial De Ryck - Brouwerij De Ryck

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BA SCORE
75
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 20.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ryck visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-29-2003

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 22
Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.36/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Already feeling burned BBD of May of 13 & this beer has spent time in Oklahoma storage conditions, the horror!

Pours an effervescent amber with a sliver of cream colored head. A little sediment, average head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, tartness, a little funk, pears

T: Slight astringency, some cardboard, pears, peaches, a little grapefruit up front, leafy hops as well. Orange peel, a little dryness, still a little cardboard & leafy hops hanging around, more peach as well, little sourness. Finishes a little sour, a little oxidized, some aged hops, some orange peel & grapefruit

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly lively carbonation, alright balance

Drinks alright, I feel I didn't get this beer at its peak, but maybe I did based on other BAs ratings...

I know Belgium makes good stuff, just got used to drinking it way cheaper & better when I was stationed in Europe, this depresses me...

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Beergogglesoftheworld
4.75/5  rDev +50.8%

Photo of GRUUMSH
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of mhaugo
3.61/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.16 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 5.5% ABV. Best before May of 2014.
Appearance: Murky, light cinnamon color with a thin, but persistent, white head. Nice lacing. A few small chunks of stuff eventually drifted to the bottom of my glass (3.25/5).
Aroma: Oranges, but not like American hops. More like the pulp. Also easy to pick up spicy Saaz and a little apple. I also detect a touch of tobacco smoke (4/5).
Taste: Baked apples with burnt edges. Orange pulp and a thin layer of marmalade. Not overly complicated (3.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation (3.5/5).
Overall: Nice example of a traditional Belgian Pale Ale, but with an interesting burnt quality to it. Many other traditional examples I’ve had have a “fresh” quality to them, but this one almost tastes cooked. This bottle is slightly oxidized, but I don’t think that’s what I taste. Overall it’s a nice beer, but I probably wouldn’t pick up a second bottle any time soon (3.5/5).

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Archemedies
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Luiz0930
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oh Belgium. Some times people just get beer that are sitting there for long periods of time. I was fortunate enough to get a fresh bottle. Well lets just say this beer doesn't last that long. Taste is crisp (something a good tripel has) ABV is low for a tripel yet harmonious. smells like coriander orange and citrus fruits. taste is rich and mouth watering carbonation of citrus ale. Most guys got older bottles. if you find yourself a resent bottled De Ryck Ale, defiantly pick it up

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.99/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before 5/2013.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy grain and slight sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells decent but the flavors are not too pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Elbrownbag
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of kristenspaintings
4.18/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is an excellent example of an ale from Belgium. If you wanted to highlight what you should be looking for, this is it. The head is typical of a beer in Flanders, as is the taste, aroma, color and quality.

Simple put this beer is a very good choice.

The only unfortunate circumstance with this beer is the price. As of the date of writing this (4-3-13), a 11.16fl. oz bottle costs almost 4USD. Due to the European high taxation laws, I bet this beer costs more here than the same product in its native Belgium.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Spécial De Ryck from Brouwerij De Ryck
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