Original notes 03/19/06
In the Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs goblet it sits as a murky orange with a decent head that hangs on with some impressive retention.
Lots of sweet fruits dominate, but there is a definite dry and bitter lingering finish. Alcohol is mild and the mouthfeel average. A little acidic too, but the Belgian character shines through in the yeast character.
Pretty good example of the style, but I always feel that a Belgian Dark that doesn’t carry a larger ABV can sometimes seems a little too lightweight – that’s my overwhelming memory here too.