Additional notes 07/07/23
12oz bottle with the newer blue and purple color scheme.
Head and lace still great, that distinct, mustard color. See, Ommegang can still do this right. Who knew?
Original notes 08/14/04
$4.69, 750 mL, Greens Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA, USA and subsequently $6.49 at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pours a golden “mustard” color with substantial rocky white head. Looks superb, with an attractive amount of head retention and lacing on the glass. (Bottle pictured is a different, 2021 version).
A touch of funky tartness (but muted) with plenty going on. A complex array of sugars, alcohol and diverse spice.
Some similarities between this and the Witte by Ommegang – a bit of a house yeast thing going on for me. One major difference was the more pronounced alcohol start and finish. A little too much carbonation for my taste (the cork popped with alarming vigor) which was also true of the Witte, but still a refreshing beer that I enjoyed.
Probably another good beer to get the macro crowd introduced and involved to better beer. Not spectacular, but different and enjoyable enough to get them interested. Goes down easy and good value.