by Siphon Brewing

A couple of months back, we had the Siphon Brewing Krypton, which a lot of people enjoyed.  And as with that beer, this beer is a collaboration with a couple of local brewers.  Most are familiar with Kaapse Brouwers from Rotterdam in The Netherlands, but only our oldest beer members may remember Brouwerij De Ryck. 

So two Belgian brewers and one Dutch brewer, they’ve co-created a pretty tasty little Speciale Belge.

This beer style is a bit old school, but finding something of a resurgence in the Belgian beer market.  It kind of fills the space between traditional pils and the more flavoursome Belgian ales.  The De Koninck we had recently is a great example of this style.

Amber in colour, this beer celebrates the malty goodness of a traditional Speciale Belge.  But this beer has been hopped a lot more than normal.  Citra, Simcoe and Mandarina Bavaria hops have been added late as well as for dry hopping.  They add a lovely bitterness to the taste, plus a marmalade and fruit character.


Sign up for the monthly six pack »

See all of the April 2020 monthly six pack

Speciale Belge

More Speciale Belges

De Koninck

by Brouwerij De Koninck

This special belge is the official beer of Antwerp

De Ranke Franc Belge

by Brouwerij De Ranke

A new beer from De Ranke is this Belgian Speciale Belge

Gentse Strop

by Brouwerij Roman NV

A 'Speciale' Belgian ale, crisp and dry and very refreshing with a bunch of flavour

Kasteel Hoppy

by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck

A Special Belge style beer, with a hopper profile than the traditional style


by Brouwerij Palm (Swinkels Family Brewers)

This Speciale Belge ale is easy drinking with flavour

Troubadour Speciale

by Brouwerij de Musketiers

Amber ale with a spicy and malty character, crisp and light with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Witkap Pater Special

by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

A spéciale belge style beer

Also from Siphon Brewing

Siphon Brewing Krypton

by Siphon Brewing

A cross between a Belgian Witbier and a German Weisse Bier, with the addition of the juice from blood oranges

Siphon Cendre

by Siphon Brewing

A black India saison isn't something you see everyday from a Belgian brewer