Hazed, honey colored pour. Fantastic head, white, high and sticky with lace and persistent. Looks great.
The light balance of this beer is second to none. Bitterness is there, but it is so very tempered with a fantastic, creamy body and the light Belgian malts that hold the whole beer together. Tempered alcohol, and then the dry, quite astringent bitterness, that could feel American In its aggression, BUT because the beer is so balanced you just don’t view it in the same way.
Mouthfeel and light touch constantly remind the drinker of a soft touch. This beer is the proverbial iron fist in the velvet glove. So difficult to pull this off well, this is a testament to brewing skill. SO much flavor with such of course the Belgian elements being inspired by the yeast, and they combine with the relatively huge hop present (for Belgium) with that herbal note.
Subtlety and depth combined in a single beer. Unusual in its exceptionalism.