HUGE nostalgia beer for me – sipping this outside Cafes in Belgium, Holland and France for years and years tends to leave a warm memory with you when you’re relegated to sipping beer in Atlanta!!
$8.99, Six Pack, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. (The store got this in today for the first time, about 20 minutes before I arrived – selection keeps on improving at this place).
Subsequently, $7.99, Six Pack, Green’s Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA.
I know that for the real purists this is a bit of let down in terms of the style, but I think this is a SMASHING beer! Yes it has the Interbrew spectre hanging over it – But you know what? I still like it.
The color is truly spectacular – a bright golden orange color. It pours with a little too much carbonation for my liking, but it settles down in the glass pretty quickly.
Is it sweet? Certainly. Is it fruity? Certainly. But I simply enjoy the sweet alcoholic, fruitiness that this fine ale imparts. It’s not to everyone’s liking, but I could drink this stuff forever.
The mouthfeel is full, with just the right amount of malts and spices to make this a really satisfying beer. What I like about this stuff is the fact that when I’ve had a few, it feels like I’ve really enjoyed a beer. A little buzz, with a lovely, lingering taste experience. Great stuff, great value.