Additional notes 01/08
In the bottle, $5.99 Toco Giant, Atlanta, GA, USA. This experience pretty much reflects the original, draft review. A little more white pepper in the finish.
Original notes 08/07
On-tap at the Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA.
A lighter, less sweet Duvel. A pretty good beer then?
Good golden color but lacks a little body and depth, and although the head is there it lacks great retention and is not as big as I would have liked. Aroma has some mild spice and banana, but these are a little muted. A little bubblegum and some simple esters and pineapple are present, but it lacks a bit of oommpphh.
Alcohol is prominent but balanced. Mouthfeel lacks something – not sure what.
Finishes well with sweetness, but a little less than I would have liked for the style.
I like this beer, and would drink it again, but I wonder how much of that is simply tied up in me liking the style. It may be that this is not the *best* example of the style, but nevertheless a beer that I can enjoy. Maybe a personal preference thing.