22 oz bottle @$4.99 from Hop City. Atlanta, GA, USA.
This is the 2009 version of the Rejewvenator brewed with “All Natural Date Concentrate” and NOT the 2008 fig-based version. It’s a new beer.
Pour is a scrumptious, dark orange pour with great clarity and some lively carbonation. The head appears noisily and produces a huge, towering, dense ivory, whipped topping to the beer. Great retention, nice lace.
Nose and tastes have fruits and dark, brown sugars along with some Belgian candy and yeast character. Slightly warming on the way down with a syrupy, rich finish.
It is described on the label as half Doppelbock, half Belgian Dubbel, and although it sounds unlikely, with the dry finish and the fruity and sugary aspects described above, that is not a bad description at all!
Very tasty, and a malt based bomb for sure. Sweet? certainly, but a very interesting beer from a very interesting brewery.