Purchased on a recent trip to Greensboro, NC, USA. 750 mL Corked & Caged. Subsequently at Mac’s Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA on sale for $3.99. Typical Unibroue presentation.
Poured into the Duvel tulip this beer has a dark orange body (peach/tea like) with superb lace and a decent, smallish head. Carbonation is good, no doubt helped by the Duvel glass. Fine bubbles form on the surface.
A big, wine-like grape taste up front. Persistent bitterness with some pepper, and a noticeable lack of candied Belgian sugar. Not sweet at all.
Finishes yeasty, with some orange peel and some lemon notes; a little more pepper and some light-burn alcohol. Definitely from the savory side of the Belgian Pale family rather than the sweet. Dry finish too.
Lack of sweetness makes this a pleasant change of pace. Many Unibroue beers can be difficult to truly distinguish between, but this one stands out for me. Definitely one of their more distinguishable offerings.