Notes added 09/12/21 (pictured)
It’s SO hard to pin this beer down for me.
An alcohol bomb, but so full of flavor; the color of a mid-point pale and dark; the unexpected pour when looking at the label (for some reason I associate the artwork with a stout – maybe the Export Stout has a hold on me).
It’s rich, it’s big, and it’s great. It’s a beer that hides nothing and comes across as being exactly what it is. On the downside that’s absolutely ‘no more’, but on the upside it’s ‘no less’. A classic, and that’s about all there is to say.
Original notes 08/20/06
11.6 oz bottle poured into the Val-Dieu Chalice.
Deep orange, dark honey colored pour. Decent head, but it fades to leave a little lacing and some spotty film. Hazed effect. Nowhere near dark enough to be a “dark” Belgian, but at the same time a little more color than a pale A bit of a hybrid.
A lot of alcohol and yeast notes in the nose. After that it’s all sweet fruits with some tart tastes. Apple and pineapple are also present. Silky and smooth in the mouth. It’s pretty sweet though to the point of making it outside of some peoples range. Nice, but not my favorite Belgian by some distance.