Belgica

16 oz pint on tap at The Porter, Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Golden body with a little chill haze underneath a pillow-like, rocky head. Good creamy peaks and troughs in the head. Noce retention and lace.
Nose has the pre-requisite light fruit and IPA notes. The Belgian yeasts and sweetness are simple and subtle rather than massive, and the same is true of the hoppy notes. The bitterness and hop character only really cut in in the aftertaste, and the combo makes this very drinkable.
I really enjoyed this beer for a couple of reasons. Firstly it was understated. I am SO tired of huge, massive, uncomprimising flavors in American brews. Secondly I feel this is true to style. Thirdly it’s well made and revels in its own simplicity.

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05/09/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.2 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.13
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