Here we go with a new beer, and one that has obviously been specifically marketed as a lower ABV, “refreshing” thirst-quencher. They are NOT shying away from the marketing on this one!
Pretty, bright, light lemon yellow color and a good head on pouring. Decent retention, some lace and a nice thin film.
Nose offers a little grassy bread.
Upfront tastes ARE indeed “refreshing” – LOL. Very gentle hops are balanced well with simple grains. There’s a decent whack of Belgian yeast which is great in a beer like this, because it brings a presence to the beer that might otherwise be lacking. Mostly grains with some light fruit and a little – and I mean little – bitter kick in the back end. More grassy notes and some light Belgian spice too. In the end, the Belgian spice and yeasts are really surprisingly strong for the beer, and as it warms they are the major players in a good way.
Mouthfeel is rich, bright, lively and smooth – very good.
Brilliantly done as one would expect from the brewery, and I must say, a Belgian beer packaged in this smaller ABV in a way that belies many other that sometimes lack depth. Really excellent. Also see SEVEN, NINE, and ELEVEN.