Troubadour Speciale is a copper coloured ale in the ‘Special Belge’ style. It is a reinvention of the typical Belgian amber session ales of the past, but with more character and flavour.
It has a malty and slightly spicy first taste. The body is light with a touch of caramel, with mild hop bitterness; reminiscent of an English Ale. The finish is crisp and dry, with a pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste.
Speciale is the perfect drink for a warm summer afternoon. At 5.7% ABV, it is a step up on Belgium’s traditional amber ales – think Pale or Dekoninck – in both alcohol and flavour. The Speciale Belge style is a past favourite, that
Beer Style: the Speciale Belge style is a tradition for Belgium, though a style which had all-but disappeared in recent times. With the international popularity of good beer increasing all the time, Belgium’s brewers have reinvented the style to appeal to current tastes. This is now a style appearing on more and more brewery beer lists.