A bit of a pain in the ass to open, with the foil apparent glued to the bottle with Space Shuttle technology!
A paler than anticipated pour with some head that doesn’t last long, but turns into a sticky coating on the glass and the surface of the beer that reveals the relatively high alcohol content.
Drinks well below its 10.00% ABV, with a smoothness that is uncharacteristic of such a high ABV brew. It’s like a cross between an old ale and a barleywine that has tempered, but still big and rounded. Lots of balance here.
A lot of fruit esters in the taste, some spiciness, but a gentle warming quality. I like this because it is distinctly Belgian, but has other attributes too.
A very interesting departure.