330 mL bottle from Tower on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.95.
Surprised to see that I had not reviewed this before now.
Pour in one go into the Ommegang chalice. Body is a honey colored orange with a distinct coudiness present and some serious floaties – typical for the bottle conditioning. Thin, soapy film forms on the surface of the brew. Looks solid.
Honey and medicinal yeasts cut across the nose.
Similar taste profile, but it is sweeter than the nose would otherwise suggest. Residual sweetness lingers in the finish, as does a slight white pepper note that was not present in the aroma. Honey sweetness too.
There is a touch of sweetened grapefruit juice in the mix too.
Not really a “clean” Belgian Pale, in as much as there is a LOT going on here. I prefer a simplier approach both in terms of appearance, and tastes and I prefer a cleaner alcohol edge in this style.